How to enter

The 2017 Awards were open for nomination from Saturday 1 April until Wednesday 31 May.

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In 2017 Queensland Literary Awards accepted nominations in these categories:

Awards for published books

Nominations closed 5pm 31st May 2017.

Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance, $25,000
The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award, $10,000
The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award, $10,000
Griffith University Children's Book Award, $10,000
Griffith University Young Adult Book Award, $10,000
University of Southern Queensland History Book Award, $10,000
University of Southern Queensland Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award, $10,000
State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection – Judith Wright Calanthe Award, $10,000
QUT Digital Literature Award, $10,000
The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award, $10,000

Awards for writers and unpublished manuscripts

Nominations closed 5pm 31st May 2017.

Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Awards, two prizes of $12,500
Queensland Writers Fellowships, three $15,000 Fellowships
Unpublished Indigenous Writer – David Unaipon Award, $10,000 plus publication with UQP
Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award, $10,000 plus publication with UQP

Still have questions? Contact the QLA team on 07 3842 9486 or via qla@slq.qld.gov.au.