The Banjo Prize

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When does the Banjo Prize close?

The closing date for entries is 5.00pm AEDT Friday 24 May 2019. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 17 August 2019. The Winners will be announced 17 September 2019.

What type of works will be considered?

An original work of adult fiction, not previously published in a commercial publication of between 75,000 and 100,000 words.

Fantasy, science fiction, young adult, poetry, plays, works for children and any kind of non-fiction are not eligible.

How many entries can I submit?

One entry per person.

Does the work have to be set in Australia?

No. The manuscript can be set anywhere, but the author must be of a resident of Australia aged 18 years and over. We want to find the next great Australian storyteller.

What will the Main Prize Winner & 2 Runner Up Prize winners win?

The 1 Main Prize Winner will win:

A publishing contract to publish your work as a commercial publication on reasonable commercial terms including an advance against royalties of A$15,000.00.

The 2 Runner Up Prize winners will each win:

• A written readers assessment by a HarperCollins editor on your work.

How can I submit my entry?

To enter, entrants must:

a. Write an original work of adult fiction, not previously published in a
commercial publication of between 75,000 and 100,000 words (in
PDF format, set up as an A4 double-spaced document in 12 pt
Roman font with 3 cm margins and page numbers on each page) in
English. Please note: Fantasy, science fiction, young adult, poetry,
plays, works for children and any kind of non-fiction are not eligible.
Your work must only include original material created by you and it
must not infringe the copyright of any other person or entity;
b. Write an original synopsis providing a brief summary of the plot,
major characters, themes and settings of your work, of
approximately 500 words;
c. Write an original biography of yourself of approximately 200
words; and
d. Submit your:
a. Adult fiction work;
b. Synopsis; and
c. Biography,
online at www.harpercollins.com.au/thebanjoprize/ by completing all
required fields and by registering your details including your full name,
postal address, email address and telephone number.

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