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2023 Richell Prize

Emerging Writers' Festival

Event Date: 4 May 2023 to 7 July 2023
Author / Presenters: Hachette Australia, Emerging Writers' Festival

Hachette Australia, along with the Richell family, is honoured to launch the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers for 2023, in partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF). Now in its ninth year, entry to this prestigious Prize is open to unpublished writers of adult fiction and adult narrative non-fiction.

Key Dates:

Prize Opens: 13/04/23

Prize Closes: 7/7/23

Longlist Announced: 4/9/23

Shortlist Announced: 10/10/23

Winner Announced: 2/11/23

Applications will be judged on three main criteria:

The writing – make sure that you are telling an original story that you have a burning desire to share;
The synopsis – give us a brief summary of the plot, major characters, themes and settings in the book and a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the rest of the book;

Why you want it – tell us how winning the Prize will help you further your writing career.

To enter the Prize, writers are not required to have a full manuscript at submission, though they must intend to complete one. The winner will receive $10,000 in prize money from Hachette, and a year’s mentoring with a Hachette publisher, who will work with the winning writer to develop their manuscript. Hachette Australia has first option to consider the finished work, and the shortlisted entries, for publication.

For more information about entering the prize please visit: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/the-richell-prize-for-emerging-wr...

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