Prizes

Note: This page is a space for AAWP-related opportunities in creative writing and research. For non-AAWP prizes and activities, see the News thread

EMERGING WRITER’S PRIZE

AAWP is proud to team up with the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival to launch the Emerging Writers’ Prize! See the Terms and Conditions for more information. To submit, click here

Past Winners:

 

CHAPTER ONE PRIZE

Eligible emerging writers are invited to submit one chapter (or 5,000 words) from a literary novel, short story collection, or a hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries. Alternatively, they may submit up to 500 lines of poetry from a larger poetry collection.You must be an AAWP member, and you may enter as many times as you like. The winner will receive a written appraisal of their work, a letter of recommendation from UWAP, fully subsidised attendance to the AAWP conference and $500 cash. If the full manuscript is as robust as ‘Chapter One’ the winner may secure a publishing contract with UWAP.To download full details, click here.  To submit, click here.Past Winners:

EMERGING WRITER’S SHORT STORY PRIZE

Enter your short story to the AAWP/ASSF Short Story Prize for your chance to win.
If you win you will receive — a ticket to the Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF) 3-5 November 2017 (Adelaide), accommodation for the duration of the festival (maximum value $500) and return economy airfares (maximum value $500).
In addition, you will receive a one-year annual membership to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) and fully subsidised conference fees to attend the annual conference of the AAWP, where you are invited to read from your work. The editors at Meniscus will consider your work for publication.
Take advantage of this stunning opportunity to celebrate the craft of writing at the Australian Short Story festival. Be welcomed in to the thriving community of writers within the AAWP. Enter your short story and take advantage of this generous publication pathway and networking opportunity for emerging writers.
For terms and conditions, and how to apply, click here PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS CHANGED TO 31 AUGUST 2017

AAWP POSTGRADUATE PRIZE— THEORETICAL STREAM

To reward Postgraduate excellence in research, the AAWP Executive will be awarding prizes for the best scholarly Postgraduate papers.Prizes:

  • winner—winner—$300 cash prize, annual subscription to Griffith Review, Overland and Review of Australian Fiction. Winner also invited to co-edit conference proceedings
  • commended (up to two awarded)—$100

Eligible: Refereed stream (Academic) 2016 conference papers Criteria: Clarity of the research question; significance of the inquiry; originality in thought and approach; appropriateness of the writing style Deadline: 4 December 2016 Submission: Shane Strange Shane.Strange@canberra.edu.au Results: December 2016

Past Winners:

  • 2016 – Rachel Franks (University of Sydney): ‘Stealing stories: Punishment, profit and the Ordinary of Newgate’
  • 2016 (Highly Commended) – Jason Nahrung’s (University of Queensland): ‘Stolen Futures: The Anthropocene in Australian science fiction mosaic novels’
  • 2015 – Amelia Walker (University of South Australia): ‘Re-Collecting the Self as An o/Other: Creative writing research matters’
  • 2015 (Highly Commended) – Caitlin Maling (Sydney University): ‘Collage and ecopoetry in Brian Teare’s Companion Grasses’
  • 2014 – Lisa Smithies (Melbourne University): ‘Playing with Gaps: Cognitive Science and the Creative Writer’.
  • 2014 (Highly Commended) – Shari Kocher (Melbourne University): ‘Flying into the eye of the volcano: Dickinson’s volcano imagery in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red’.

 

AAWP POSTGRADUATE PRIZE— CREATIVE STREAM

To reward Postgraduate excellence in creative practice, the AAWP Executive will be awarding a prize for the best creative Postgraduate paper. Prize: $300 cash prize, annual subscription to Griffith Review, Overland and Review of Australian Fiction. Eligible: Refereed stream (Creative) 2016 conference papers Criteria: Clarity; originality in thought and approach Deadline: 4 December 2016 Submission: Shane Strange Shane.Strange@canberra.edu.au Results: December 2016

Past Winners:

  • 2016 – Rowena Lennox (University of Technology Sydney): ‘Coolooloi’
  • 2016 (Highly Commended) – Caitlin Malling (University of Sydney): ‘Spending a Month with William Stafford in Oregon’
  • 2015 – Amelia Walker (University of South Australia): ‘“I” has to give: Rethinking Bloom’s apophrades and/as ghostly Derridean gifts’