Showing all posts tagged: literary prizes

So Close to Home, debut novel of Mick Cummins, has been published

6 December 2023

So Close to Home by Mick Cummins bookcover

Mick Cummins, the Melbourne based former social worker and screenwriter, who won the unpublished manuscript award in the 2023 Victorian Premiers Literary Awards, has had his debut work, So Close to Home, published by Affirm Press.

The manuscript was originally titled One Divine Night. Cummins said a number of publishers contacted him after winning the unpublished manuscript prize earlier this year.


, ,

The 2023 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award

4 April 2023

Entries are open until Monday 29 May 2023 for the 2023 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award. With a prize of twenty-thousand dollars, it is Australia’s richest award for original, unpublished, poetry of up to one-hundred lines in length. David Tribe was an Australian humanist and writer who died in 2017.

The prize was created in 2005 as part of the David Harold Tribe Awards, to recognise excellence in Australian fiction, poetry, philosophy, sculpture, and symphony, with a prize for each segment being awarded every five years. In 2018, the last time the poetry award was presented, Grace Heyer and Ella O’Keefe were named joint winners.

More information about the prize, and how to enter, can be found here.


, ,