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Penguin Literary Prize

The Penguin Literary Prize endeavours to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors writing in the areas of literary fiction, and is a nod to Penguin Random House’s literary heritage as the great Australian house of literature.

Submissions will be accepted until 11.59pm 25 November 2018.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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


How to Enter: 

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 PRHA (if so, provide details).

3. Manuscript:
A complete, unpublished manuscript. 

Submissions will be accepted until 25 November 2018 at 11.59pm and judging will take place during January and February 2019.

A shortlist will be revealed on 4 February 2019.

The winner be notified by email during the first week of March 2019 and announced during the annual Leading Edge Books conference in March.

How To Enter

Simply complete the form below to enter. Good luck!

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