The Prize for Indigenous Writing

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize for Indigenous Writing is awarded biennially, and offers $25,000 in prize money.

Entries for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021 are now closed.

Key dates for the 2021 Award

Open call for entries – Monday 28 August 2020

Close of entries – Monday 28 September 2020

Shortlist announcement – Monday 7 December 2020

Winner announcement – Monday 1 February 2021

Eligible books for this award will be those first published in English between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020, and made available to Australian readers between these dates.

All works that have entered the Prize for Indigenous Writing may also enter any of the other categories of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards if they meet all other eligibility criteria for that award.