Sunday, June 7, 2015

The 2015 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

John Marsden Prize

Young writers under the age of 25 are encouraged to enter The 2015 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers to share in $5,500 in prize money and have the opportunity to be published online and in the December issue of Voiceworks #102.

The prize is judged by John Marsden himself, and Hachette Australia, who donate the prize money.

Prize Categories

  • Short fiction or first chapter of a novel (up to 3,000 words) by writers aged 18-24
  • Short fiction or first chapter of a novel (up to 3,000 words) by writers aged under 18
  • Poetry by writers aged 18-24
  • Poetry by writers aged under 18

 

Prizes

The first place winner of the Short Story prize (18 – 24) wins $3,000 and a manuscript assessment or mentoring session with staff from Hachette Australia.

The first place winner of the Poetry Prize (18 – 24) wins $1500.

The first place winners of both the Poetry and the Short Story Prize (under 18) receive $500 each.

First place winners are also published in the December issue of Voiceworks #102 while second and third place winners, as well as those with honourable mentions, are published on the Express Media website.

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Photo by Alan Weedon 

 

Announcement

Winners of each category will be announced by John Marsden as part of the 2015 Express Media Awards on Thursday December 3 from 6.00pm

 

Entry Details

Entries close 9am Monday September 7. 

To enter, click on the relevant link below:

Writers under 18: Entry Form Only
Writers under 18: Entry Form and Discounted Voiceworks Subscription ($30)

Writers 18 – 24: Entry Form Only ($10)
Writers 18 – 24: Entry Form and Discounted Voiceworks Subscription ($30)

For more information on the John Marsden Prize, please email awards@expressmedia.org.au

 

Terms and Conditions

1. One entry may be submitted per writer, per category. Each entry must be submitted via the website individually, with one entry per submission form. DO NOT put multiple submissions in one word or PDF document.

2. Entries of over 3,000 words are ineligible.

3. All entries must be neatly typed, double-spaced, one side per page.

4. Please do not include your name anywhere on your submission; it should appear only on this form.

5. All entries must be received by 9am Monday September 7, 2015.

6. The judge’s decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.

7. Entries must not have been previously published.

8. All members currently serving on the Express Media Management Committee; and/or all paid, permanent staff of Express Media, whether full-time or part-time, are ineligible to enter.

9. First place winners of both the Poetry and the Short Story Prize (under 18) receive $500 each. The first place winner of the Short Story prize (18 – 24) wins $3,000 and a manuscript development/assessment/mentoring session. The first place winner of the poetry prize (18 – 24) wins $1,500. First place winners are also published in the December issue of Voiceworks while second and third place winners, as well as those with honourable mentions, are published on the Express Media website.

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  • http://yanovelistjocarter.wordpress.com/ Jo Carter

    When and how will the finalists be notified?