The Prize: Publication Pathway / Expert
Have you written a poetry
collection, literary novel, short story collection, or a hybrid work that
crosses genre boundaries? Enter the Australasian Association of Writing
Programs’ (AAWP) ‘Chapter One’ competition for your chance to win.
If you win you will receive—
- a written appraisal of your work from an established literary author;
- a letter
of recommendation to the University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP);
- a $500 cash prize; and
subsidised conference fees to attend the annual conference of the AAWP
(November 2018) where you will read from your work.
This ‘tick of approval’ will see your manuscript assessed without delay. You
will, effectively, leap to the top of the submissions pile.
You will also
receive ully subsidised conference fees to attend the
annual conference of the AAWP (November 2018) where you will read from your
If your full manuscript is as
robust as ‘Chapter One’ you may secure a publishing contract with UWAP: http://uwap.uwa.edu.au
Take advantage of this stunning
opportunity. Fast track your writing journey in a fiercely competitive market.
Conditions of Entry
1. This competition is open to
emerging writers. Emerging writers will not have a full-length,
single-authored, commercially published, print publication in any genre.
Emerging writers who have published in electronic format only, or who have
published work in collections showcasing multiple authors, are eligible.
2. ‘Emerging Writers’ may include
writing students, research higher degree students, and research higher degree
graduates and may also include submissions from writers beyond their graduation.
Full-time academic employees are not eligible to enter. Submissions are welcome
from emerging writers outside of the university setting.
3. The AAWP ‘Chapter One’ Prize closes at midnight on 30th July 2018. Late
submissions will not be accepted.
4. Entries should not exceed 50
lines (poetry) or 5,000 words (prose). An extract from the subsequent chapter
is permissible as long as the total submission adheres to the aforementioned
5. You must submit a 500-word
synopsis with your submission. The synopsis should precede your submission and
the work should be submitted as one Word document.
6. The winner will be announced
on the AAWP website no later than 30th September 2018. At this time the winner
will submit a full manuscript, together with a 500-word synopsis. The
manuscript should be formatted as follows — line spacing: 1.5, font size: 12
point, font: Times New Roman.
7. ‘Chapter One’ is open to
current members of the AAWP; if membership is not active prior to the entry
being submitted, the entry is invalidated. To become a member, or update your membership, go to aawp.org.au
8. You may enter as many times as
you wish. Subsequent entries incur a separate fee.
9. Do not include your name
anywhere on your entry. All judging is ‘blind’. Any entries with names on them
will be disqualified. If an entry is disqualified no refund will be given.
10. Entries may not be altered
after they have been submitted.
11. The AAWP reserves the right
to disqualify any entry that breaches the rules.
12. The judges' verdict is final.
No correspondence or discussion.
13. The manuscript must not be
under assessment by another publisher for the duration of the competition.
14. The submission may include
work that has been published previously providing such publication does not breach
the competition rules and as long as the author owns the copyright.
Further details are available at aawp.org.au, under News (Opportunities) or Journals