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ARA Historical Novel Prize

Date: Wed April 12 2023 1:12 pm to Wed June 14 2023 1:11 pm

The ARA Historical Novel Prize is the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia, incorporating both an Adult category and a Children and Young Adult (CYA) category. The Prize is worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies. The Prize will award $50,000 to the Adult category winner, with an additional $5,000 to be awarded to each of the remaining two shortlisted authors. In the CYA category, the winner will receive $30,000, while the two short listers will receive $5,000 each.

The ARA Historical Novel Prize is open to all authors who are citizens or residents of Australia or New Zealand. Authors, publishers, or agents may submit entries. Novels must have first been published or released in Australia or New Zealand in English between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. The history explored can be from any era or society across the world.

Early-bird entries close Tuesday 9 May and general entries close Wednesday 14 June.

For more information about the prize and how to enter, visit the HNSA website here.

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