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Caine Prize for African Writing
The Caine Prize for African Writing is
named in memory of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker
plc. He was Chairman of Africa 95, and Chairman of the Booker Prize
management committee for almost 25 years.
The winner is announced at a dinner in Oxford in July, to which the short listed
candidates are all invited. This is part of a week of
activities for the candidates, including book readings, book signings and
The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) Fiction Award seeks the
best, original, unpublished, adult fiction manuscript, written by an
Australian resident over the age of 18. The submitted manuscript
cannot be under consideration by any other publisher or award.
The ABC Fiction Award aims to
encourage emerging writers, contribute to Australian literary
culture, and fulfil the ABC's charter by reflecting the diversity of
the Australian community and adding to a sense of national identity.
of the ABC Fiction Award 2007 will receive a $10,000 advance and
have their book published through ABC Books. The winning entry will
be broadcast on ABC Local Radio and will be available as an audio
Australia's Premier Muxic
Awards for Unsigned Artists
Over $100,000 worth of prizes and
Whether you're in a band or doing it solo, if you play original
music, we want to hear form you? There's 18 categories to enter in
the Musicoz Awards form rock all the way through to classical and
Channel V Best Video Clip, so take your pick.
of Canberra National Short Storytelling Competition
Australia's University of Canberra National Short Storytelling Competition aims
to encourage and reward excellence in the art of short storytelling.
Prize $3000, Entry fee $10
Patrick White Playwrights' Award
The Patrick White Playwrights' Award
is a major playwriting initiative of Sydney Theatre Company and The Sydney
Morning Herald, offering Australia's richest playwriting award to a
full-length unproduced play of any genre by an Australian playwright 20
years of age or over.
To receive a copy of the conditions of entry and the official entry form
call (02) 9250 1700 or email with your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date, twelve playwrights have shared in the Award, with many of the
winning works going on to receive successful productions around Australia.
The Award is made by a panel of judges comprising prominent Australian
playwrights, writers and directors. Past judges have included Hilary Bell,
Beatrix Christian, Brendan Cowell, Lindy Davies, Dorothy Hewett, Lenny Ann
Low, David Marr, Tony McNamara, Chris Mead, Marion Potts, Robyn Nevin,
John Romeril, Katherine Thomson, David Williamson, Ben Winspear, Susan
Wyndham and Tom Wright.
A public reading of the winning play will be presented by Sydney Theatre
Company in association with Sydney Writers' Festival.
THE FISH INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY PRIZE
Fish Publishing is an independent Irish publishing company,
founded in 1994. It aims to enable writers to have their work published in
book format. The annual Fish International Short Story Prize has become an
established event on the literary calendar, and numerous winners of the
prize have gone on to publish many widely-acclaimed works. These include
Eamonn Sweeney, Molly McCloskey, William Wall, Alex Keegan, Gina Ochsner,
Suzanne Power and Martin Malone.
Fish Publishing also has other competitions - the One Page Story Prize,
which is run annually, and the Short Histories Prize and the Unpublished
Novel Award, which were held in 2005.
First Prize - €2,500
Second Prize - a week at the Anam
Cara Writers' & Artists' Retreat in West Cork's Beara Peninsula,
with €250 travelling expenses.
Third Prize - €300
The Kiriyama Prize was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding books
about the Pacific Rim and South Asia that encourage greater mutual
understanding of and among the peoples and nations of this vast and
culturally diverse region. The Prize consists of a cash award of US
$30,000, which is split equally between the fiction and nonfiction
New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes
United Kingdom organisation open to international contemporary fiction and
poetry, essays and articles. Up to twenty prizes will be presented as well
as publication for the prize-winning writers in The New Writer 'Special
United Kingdom organisation - The
Bridport Prize is an annual international creative writing competition for
poetry and short stories. The closing date for entries which may either be
sent by post or online is 30th June. The prize money for 2006 totalled