2018 Premier's Book Awards now open for entry

Wednesday 02 January 2019

The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards aims to support, develop and recognise excellence in writing.

For the 2018 Awards there will be four awards:

  • The Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship ($60,000) designed to assist a Western Australian writer, of any genre, to develop their writing practice and give them the time to create new work.
     
  • The Premier’s Prize for Writing for Children ($15,000) for a work of prose, poetry or narrative nonfiction written for children (0 to 12 years of age), in any genre, by an author residing in Western Australia. 
     
  • The Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer ($15,000) for the first published work of prose, poetry or narrative nonfiction, in any genre, by an author residing in Western Australia.
     
  • The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Indigenous Authors ($15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books) for a new unpublished manuscript for a work of junior and young adult fiction, including graphic novels, by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writer – Australia wide.

The Awards open for entry today (2 January 2019) and will close at 5pm (WST) on 18 February 2019. To enter the awards visit the Premier's Book Awards website.

The Daisy Utemorrah Award will be administered by Magabala Books.

The winners of the 2018 Premier’s Book Awards will be announced at the end of July 2019 during the Disrupted Festival of Ideas at the State Library of Western Australia.

Expressions of Interest for judges will be announced soon.

These awards have been made available by the Western Australian Government and are managed by the State Library of Western Australia.

Last updated on: 07 Jan 2019