Inaugural Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award

Date and time: 16th June 2017 - 31st July 2017 All Day

Location: , ,

Map Unavailable

The Tasmanian Writers Centre is proud to announce the inaugural Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award as part of the 2017 Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival and Hidden Stories program.

  • Open to Aboriginal Tasmanian writers of 16 years and older
  • Eligible applicants will not identify as a professional or established writer or have had more than one full-length work published by a third-party publisher or produced by a professional theatre company.
  • Entries need to address the theme: Reflections on being Aboriginal in Tasmania today
  • Entries can be: a selection of poems or songs, a selection of short fiction or non-fiction (essay, autobiographical or biographical work), an excerpt from a play, illustrated stories, etc. Your entry must be approximately 2,000 – 2,500 words for prose or scripts or 80-100 lines of poetry or song lyrics.
  • Applicants may only submit one entry
  • Entries must include the ETAWA Entry Form

The Award will be judged by a panel of three:

  • Bruce Pascoe
  • Jillian Mundy
  • Julie Gough

Prize money of $1,200 will be awarded at the discretion of the judges alongside professional support via membership to the Tasmanian Writers Centre. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the judges’ final decisions.

Awards will be announced at the Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival 14-17 September.

All applications must be typed and submitted in PDF format. Please ensure that you keep the original copy of your work.

Applications are due in our office by COB on 31 July 2017.
Late applications will not be accepted.

Click here to download the Entry Form