The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

In addition to the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer, the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards include prizes for fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, writing for young adults, and the biennial Award for Indigenous writing.

The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer – $15,000

This award is offered for a Victorian resident's unpublished fiction manuscript which may be a collection of stories or a novel.

Key dates for the 2019 Award

Open call for entries – Monday 3 September 2018
Close of entries – Monday 1 October 2018
Shortlist announcement – Monday 3 December 2018
Winner announcement – Thursday 31 January 2019

Click here to download the entry guidelines for the 2019 Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.