2020 Deborah Cass Prize

Date: 
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 17:00

Early-career writers of migrant background are invited to apply for the 2020 Deborah Cass Prize, which is now open for entries.

The winner receives a cash prize of $3,000 plus a three-month mentorship with an established writer. The winning manuscript will be presented to Black Inc. for consideration.

Applications will close at 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 28 August 2020. Please apply through this online submission form

The prize is in memory of Deborah Cass. The granddaughter of Jewish immigrants, Deborah became a prize-winning professor of International Law at the London School of Economics. After diagnosis of cancer, Deborah left her academic career and focused on creative writing. She had a number of short fiction pieces published, but was unable to realise her aim to complete a novel. With generous support from family and friends, this prize aims to help someone outside the mainstream find a voice for themselves.

This year's judges will be Melanie Cheng, Lee Kofman, and Sisonke Msimang.

For more information about the history of the prize, please visit this page on our website. For information about how to submit your work, including the Terms and Conditions of entry, please visit the online submission form

If you have any questions, please contact admin@writersvictoria.org.au