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Friday, May 27, 2011

Hurry! Vogel closes 31st May!


The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is one of Australia's richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering publication by Allen & Unwin and prize money totalling $20,000, the Vogel Award has launched the careers of some of its most successful writers, including Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, Gillian Mears, Brian Castro, Mandy Sayer and Andrew McGahan.
Vogel-winning authors have gone on to win or be shortlisted for other major awards, such as the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Booker Prize.

Entries for the 2012 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award are now open.

How to enter

Entries for 2012 closing 31 May 2011

Download the entry form (PDF)

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is one of the richest awards in Australia for an unpublished manuscript, offering a prize of $20,000 in addition to normal royalties from sales. Entries for 2012 close 31 May 2011.

To enter The Australian/ Vogel's Literary Award, you must be aged under 35 years and must normally be a resident of Australia. The manuscript submitted should be a work of fiction, Australian history or biography.

It must be a minimum length of 30,000 words and a maximum of 100,000 words.

The manuscript must be an original work, entirely by the entrant and it must be written in English.
No more than 10% of the manuscript can have been previously published in print form, or in electronic form on a commercial basis.

An entry fee of $25 is payable for each entry and should be submitted to:
Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd
BSB: 082-212
Account no.: 507 671 436
Bank: NAB
Please ensure the entrant's name is clearly identified in the relevant field.
Submit your manuscript, a one-page synopsis, and completed entry form to vogel@allenandunwin.com

Please scan your completed entry form and attach it to your electronic entry. If this is not possible, please copy and paste the following information into the body of your email:

Name:
Date of birth:
Manuscript title:
Address:
Suburb: State: Postcode:
Telephone:(wk) (home) (mobile)
Email address:
Word count:
I ___________________
agree to the Conditions of Entry.

If it is not possible for an entry to be submitted electronically, hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Send completed entry form, manuscript and cheque or postal order for $25 to:
The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, PO Box 8500 St Leonards, NSW 1590.

Conditions of entry

Entrants must be aged under 35 years of age on 31 May 2011 (that is born after 31 May 1976).
Entrants must normally be residents of Australia.

The manuscript submitted with the entry form should be a work of fiction, Australian history or biography.

It must be a minimum length of 30,000 words and a maximum of 100,000 words.

Please include a one-page synopsis.

The manuscript must be an original work, entirely by the entrant and it must be written in English. It cannot be under consideration to any other publisher or award. No more than 10% of the manuscript can have been previously published in print form, or in electronic form on a commercial basis.

Allen & Unwin will publish the winning entry, and will have exclusive worldwide publishing rights to it, and to any other entry they feel is of sufficient merit.

Manuscripts should be sent electronically to vogel@allenandunwin.com, accompanied by an entry form and a one-page synopsis.

Entrants must lodge their entry with an accompanying official entry form or the entry may be deemed ineligible for the prize.

Entries must be lodged with the accompanying entry fee of $25 submitted to Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, BSB: 082-212, account no.: 507671436, bank: NAB. Please ensure that the entrant's name is clearly identified in the relevant field when paying the entry fee. Cheques or postal money orders are to be made out to The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award.

Entries must be lodged by 31 May 2011.

An electronic acknowledgment will be sent to each entrant on receipt of entry.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judges shall have the discretion to divide the prize equally between authors of entries they consider of equal merit. If, in their opinion, no entry is worthy of the prize, no winner shall be chosen. No entrant may win the prize in successive years.

The winner will be told in strict confidence during September 2011, at which time the winner must agree to keep this news absolutely confidential until the simultaneous announcement and publication of the winning entry in 2012.

In 2012, the prize will total $20,000.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

Each entrant is required to complete the entry form, which binds them to the above conditions of entry.

Download the entry form at http://www.allenandunwin.com/_uploads/documents/AboutAandU/VogelAd_2012entry.pdf

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