Opportunities and Awards Wrap

NAVA announces EOI for writers, first NIDA Youtube Scholarship recipient awarded, ABIA announces long list, plus more awards and opportunities.

We begin this week with a few interesting opportunities for writers, starting with the Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize. The prize is open to writers who have an unpublished full-length manuscripts that fall into the crime or thriller genres with the winner to be awarded a publishing contract with an advance against royalties of $AUD 25,000. Entries close on Friday, 26 February, 2021.

Allen & Unwin publisher Jane Palfreyman said she looks forward to discovering untapped writing talent. ‘The appetite of readers for quality crime fiction has never been so high, and Australian crime writing is flourishing here and around the world,’ she said.

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