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Article  •  31 October 2023


Penguin Literary Prize 2024

Submissions are now open for 2024.

The Penguin Literary Prize was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction – in keeping with Penguin Random House’s proud tradition of publishing this country’s greatest writers.

Submissions will be accepted until 11.59pm AEDT Monday 11th December, 2023.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

For any other questions, please email prhliteraryprize@penguinrandomhouse.com.au


Upload a Word document (no bigger than 3MB in size) with the following information:

1. Synopsis

Write a synopsis of the Work of no more than 300 words.

2. Pitch

Include a page with the following information:

  • Title of the Work, and indicate the genre of the Work.
  • Brief summary of the Work (two or three sentences).
  • Brief author biography (two or three sentences).
  • Details of any publishing history and writing awards received.
  • Indication of whether the Work has been published, or provided to any other publisher, anywhere in the world.
  • Indication of whether this, or a similar, Work was previously submitted to PRH Australia (if so, provide details).

3. Manuscript

A complete, unpublished manuscript.


For a complete list of conditions of entry terms, read our Conditions of Entry.



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