Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2013

The call for entries for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2013 is now open.

The $15,000 Award is open to all Victorian writers who have not previously had a work of fiction published. Two shortlisted runners-up will receive professional assistance in the form of a mentorship, provided by Writers Victoria.

Download the nomination form here:

Entries for the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript close on Friday, 5 April 2013.

The winner will be announced at the launch of the Emerging Writers Festival on Thursday, 23 May 2013.

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, and the program includes five further prize categories – Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama and Young Adult – each with $25,000 in prize money. Winners in these categories are eligible for the overall $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature, the most valuable literary award in the country.

Last year’s winner

Graeme Simsion was last year’s winner of the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. His winning work The Rosie Project was bought by Text Publishing and was published in Australia in February this year. The Rosie Project will soon be available around the world, as publishing rights have been sold in more than 30 countries.