NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Winners

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers.

The 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the State Library of NSW on 22 May. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.  The winners were chosen from shortlists announced

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PM’s Literary Awards Open for Submissions

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2016 has been announced.

Entries are now open for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award which is marking 10 years of celebrating great contemporary Australian literature. $100,000 will be awarded in each category with $80,000 for each winner and $5,000 for each shortlisted entry. All prize money is tax free. Applications are open for six categories: Fiction Non-fiction Australian

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Australian Book Industry Awards 2017 Shortlists

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have announced their shotlisted books for 2017.

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have announced their shotlisted books for 2017. The 17th Annual ABIAs celebrate Australian Stories in all forms, from Indigenous communities’ storytelling traditions that have been alive for thousands of years, to great Australian books published throughout the 21st century. Authors and Books in Each Category: General Fiction Book of

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Shortlists

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers.

The 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers and aim to help to establish values and standards in Australian literature. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have recognised hundreds of talented Australian writers: novelists, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, translators,

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2017 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The 2017 International Dublin Literary Award shortlist has been announced. The list which is made up of ten authors includes The Green Road by Irish author Anne Enright, six novels in translation from Angola, Austria, Denmark/Norway, Mexico, Mozambique and Turkey, and novels from Nigeria, Vietnam and the USA. Shortlisted Authors & Books: A General Theory

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to recipients for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

Courtesy Columbia University The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced on what would have been Joseph Pulitzer’s 170th birthday. The Prize is awarded to recipients for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. The announcement for the 101st Pulitzer Prize winners was made by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike

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2017 Indies Choice Book Awards Finalists

The American Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards. The winners from each of the eight categories are chosen by booksellers at ABA member stores across the country. All of this year’s finalists represent the quality and diversity of books that indie booksellers

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Manchester is an ‘Indie Publishing Hotspot’

Manchester has recently been identified as "an indie publishing hotspot".

Manchester has recently been identified as “an indie publishing hotspot” according to Amazon which has revealed statistics from its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) programme. The city of Manchester is home to more independently published authors per capita than any other town or city in the UK, based on Amazon’s ranking of the highest concentrations of

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist

The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist for 2017 has been announced. The judges described the books as “daring and intimate”. The award is the most prestigious book award for fiction written by women accepts novels that have been written by a woman whatever her nationality, country of residence or age. The Baileys Women’s Prize

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Rachel Donohue Wins ‘Irish Writer of the Year’

Rachel Donohue is an award winning Irish writer.

Image courtesy of The Irish Times Rachel Donohue has been awarded the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year award at a ceremony in Dublin. Alongside the Emerging Fiction prize, for her story The Taking of Mrs Kennedy. Sean Tanner won the First Fiction category and Una Mannion the prize for Emerging Poetry. Elaine Cullen,

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How to Work With Beta Readers

Looking for a beta reader?

BetaBooks is an online productivity app for authors which makes sending manuscripts to beta readers easy. BetaBooks keeps your feedback organized and searchable, giving you new insights into your book. Often when authors start looking for beta readers for the first time, their main concern is usually where to find beta readers to critique their

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Why Hire Us For A Manuscript Assessment?

Writerful Books offers an affordable manuscript assessment service for unpublished writers within the UK who are seeking a professional manuscript appraisal.

Writerful Books provides an affordable manuscript assessment service for authors within the UK seeking to hire an editor for a manuscript appraisal. If you have finished writing your book and are ready for your manuscript to be assessed, our experienced editors can offer you practical assistance to help unlock your book’s potential by uncovering any

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Indie Book Awards Announces ‘Book of the Year’

Indie Book Awards 2017

Jane Harper’s novel The Dry has won Book of the Year at the 2017 Indie Book Awards. The award was presented at the Leading Edge Books Conference. The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers to reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. Winning Titles in Each Category: Fiction The Last Painting of Sara

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Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Shortlist

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the world’s richest prize for a single short story in the English language.

Irish author Sally Rooney, whose debut novel Conversations with Friends which will be published by Faber in June, has made the shortlist for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award aims to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story and has attracted entries from

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Editing Software For Writers

SmartEdit is a smart editing tool for editors and writers.

As an editor and writer, I’m always on the lookout for apps, hacks and plugins that will make my life easier, streamline a particular process or help improve my work. SmartEdit popped up on my radar recently and I decided to give it a whirl to see if it could add value to the beta

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Man Booker 2017 Longlist

The Man Booker Prize has announced the longlist for its specific International award for 2017. The 13 longlisted titles were all translated to English and published in the UK, and are picked out of a total of 126 that were previously considered. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible to win the £50,000 final prize

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New $10,000 Digital Literature Award

Queensland Literary Award have announced their shortlists for 2016.

The Queensland Literary Awards has introduced a new digital literature award. The prize which is worth $10,0000 is sponsored by the Queensland University of Technology. This Award is open to all original works of digital literature (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic narrative) which are created for digital consumption. Queensland’s minister for innovation, science and the

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Longlist

The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced its longlist for 2017. The prize previously known as the Orange Prize was established in 1996 and has a £30,000 ($48,233 AUD) prize. It is presented annually to the best novel of the year written in English by a woman. Longlisted Authors & Books: Stay With Me

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The Stella Prize Shortlist 2017

The Stella Prize is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian women.

The Stella Prize has revealed its six shortlisted books by Australian women on International Women’s Day. The shortlisted prize money has been increased from $2000 to $3000 for each author who made the shortlist. Each of the authors will also receive a writing retreat supported by the Trawalla Foundation alongside the prize money. The Stella

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Kate Grenville Wins Award for Literature

Kate Grenville is an Australian author and winner of the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

Australian author, Kate Grenville is the winner of the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. The award, formerly known as the Writers’ Emeritus Award, recognises ‘the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to

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