The Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers


The Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award to foster talented writers aged 30 or under who are working on a longform or book-length nonfiction work.

In addition to a cash prize of $1,500, the winner receives the opportunity to meet with a publisher or an editor and to experience the process of working with an editor on their writing. The winner also receives a year-long subscription to Scribe: each month for 12 months, one new-release title will be sent out to them before it’s in stores.

For the first time in 2015, all longlisted entries will receive personalised feedback from the judging panel on their submission. Judges for The 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize are Kimberley Thomson (Nonfiction Editor,Voiceworks), Alan Weedon (Nonfiction Editor, Voiceworks), Rosanna Beatrice Stevens (Highly Commended, 2013 Scribe Prize for Nonfiction), Julia Carlomagno (Editor, Scribe Publications) and Fiona Dunne (Creative Producer, Express Media).

The prize is open to writers who are working in any nonfiction genre, such as memoir, journalism, essay, biography, and creative nonfiction. Entries must be between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

The deadline for entries has been extended until 9am Friday August 28.

Find out more information and submit your entry now.

 This award is supported by the generosity of Scribe Publications, the independent Melbourne house founded in 1976.