Literary contests from Australia and New Zealand

Book Awards & Writing Competitions- Australia & New Zealand

Aurealis Awards

Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident and published for the first time during the calendar year is eligible to be entered.

Works must be published and available to the general public to be eligible. This includes self-published works. Unpublished ma...

    Karabar , NSW   AU

City of Fremantle Hungerford Award

The Hungerford Award is open to unpublished full-length works of fiction or narrative non-fiction by Western Australian authors. Those from outside the state are able to submit too, provided their work has a heavy WA focus. ...

    NorthFreemantle, WA   AU

Dorothy Hewett Award

The Dorothy Hewett Award is open to all writers who have completed a manuscript and are seeking publication. The work must be fiction, narrative nonfiction or poetry, inclusive of hybrid genres such as verse novels or memoir. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, courtesy of Copyright Age...

    Perth, WA   AU

Finch Memoir Prize

The Finch Memoir Prize is an annual publication prize for an unpublished memoir of between 40,000 and 80,000 words. The $10,000 prize money, payable on publication, includes a component of $5000, which is an advance against royalties from sales of the resulting book.. The winner is chosen by an inde...

    Road Arcadia, NSW   AU

Miles Franklin Award

The Miles Franklin Literary Award, recognised as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, is presented each year for the novel of the highest literary merit that presents Australian life in any of its phases. The award was established in 1955 through the will of Stella Maria Sarah Miles F...

    Sydney, NSW   AU

Western Australian Premier's Book Awards

A biennial award made available by the Western Australian Government and are managed by the State Library of Western Australia.

The categories are as follows: Children’s Books, Digital Narrative, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Scripts, Writing for Young Adults, West Australian History and W...

    Perth, WA   AU

Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award

The $10,000 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award is for a book in the Mind Body Spirit genre, published between April 1 and March 31 by a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

The awards are open to works in both fiction and non-fiction. It is fair to say that non-fiction in this genre...

    Newton, AKLD   NZ

New Zealand Book Awards

The New Zealand Book Awards celebrate excellence, identifying the very best books for adult readers written by New Zealanders. From 2016, in a partnership between the New Zealand Book Awards Trust and the Auckland Readers and Writers Festival Trust, they will be held annually as part of the Aucklan...

    Auckland,   NZ

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Awards for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are made in four categories: Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction, Non-fiction and Picture Book. Five finalists are selected for each category and from these a winner in each category is selected.

Young Adult Fiction and ...

    Wellington,   NZ