This award will assist an early-career author in the development of their unpublished manuscript. The award is open to writers of adult fiction and adult non-fiction.
The winner will receive a $5000 cash prize and a mentorship with KYD’s Rebecca Starford (non-fiction) or Hannah Kent (fiction).
Submissions open 9am AEDT Monday 15 January 2018.
Submissions close 11:59pm AEDT Saturday 31 March 2018.
Longlisted entrants will be announced on Friday 8 June 2018, and shortlisted entrants announced on Friday 22 June 2018.
The winner of the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award will be announced on Friday 6 July 2018.
** PLEASE NOTE: You must have a current full-year (12 months) KYD Membership at time of submission to enter. To subscribe from $29.95, please visit here.
Please read the full 2018 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award Submission Guidelines and Terms & Conditions here.