The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

The Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer offers $15,000 for a Victorian resident's unpublished fiction manuscript, which may be a collection of stories or a novel.

In addition to the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an emerging Victorian writer, the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards include prizes for fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, writing for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

Nominations have now closed. #vpla2019

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

The 2019 Award for an Unpublished Manuscript judging panel

Jaclyn Crupi, JP Pomare, Elizabeth Flux (convenor)

Information and enquiries

Veronica Sullivan
Programming Manager, The Wheeler Centre

Telephone: 03 9094 7800
Email: vpla@wheelercentre.com