Aussie women’s writing to be recognised with annual award
by Clayton Wehner - October 22nd, 2012
The Stella Prize, Australia’s first major literary prize for women’s writing, will be awarded for the first time in April 2013.
The $50,000 Prize will be presented for the best work of literature published in 2012 by an Australian woman and is open to fiction and non-fiction books published between 1 January and 31 December 2012.
The Stella Prize will raise the profile of women’s writing, and the shortlisted and winning books will be widely publicised and marketed in order to bring readers to the work of Australian women writers.
In short, the Stella Prize will celebrate and recognise Australian women’s writing, encourage a future generation of women writers, and significantly increase the readership for books by women.
The entry form and guidelines can be found on the Stella Prize website here. Entries close at 5.00pm AEST on Thursday 15 November 2012.