The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

In addition to the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer, the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards include the Prize for Fiction, the Prize for Non-fiction, The Prize for Writing for Young Adults, the Prize for Poetry, the Prize for Drama. These winners of these categories were announced on 31 January 2017. The Award for Indigenous Writing was announced in 2016.

Entries for the 2017 Award have now closed.

The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer – $15,000

Offered for a Victorian resident's unpublished fiction manuscript which may be a collection of stories or a novel.

Judging panel

The panel for the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript comprises three judges: Katherine Brabon, Hannah Donnelly and Amra Pajalic.

Key dates

  • Open call for entries – Friday 3 March
  • Close of entries – Monday 3 April
  • Shortlist announcement – Wednesday 7 June
  • Winner announcement on Emerging Writers' Festival opening night – Wednesday 14 June

Enquiries

Amita Kirpalani
Projects Producer
The Wheeler Centre

(03) 90947807
vpla@wheelercentre.com