Ends on April 30, 2019

This award will assist an early-career author in the development of their unpublished manuscript. The award is open to writers of all genres of adult narrative fiction and non-fiction. Short story collections will be considered.

Shortlisted writers (minimum 4) will be awarded the KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship, involving a one-week residency at Varuna, the Writers' House in the Blue Mountains. More information here.

The winner will receive a $4000 cash prize, to be announced after the Fellowship. 

Submissions open 9am AEDT Friday 1 March 2019.
Submissions close 5pm AEST Tuesday 30 April 2019.
Longlisted entrants will be announced on Monday 1 July, and shortlisted entrants announced on Monday 15 July 2019.

The KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship for shortlisted entrants will take place from Monday 30 September to Sunday 6 October 2019 at Varuna the Writers House, Katoomba NSW.

The winner of the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award will be announced in late November/early December 2019.

* Only one entry per person will be accepted. If you submit multiple works, only the first will be considered.

* PLEASE NOTE: You must have a current full-year (12 months) KYD Membership at time of submission to enter. To subscribe from $32.95, please visit here.

* Please read the full 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award Submission Guidelines and Terms & Conditions here.