The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is an annual $10,000 prize awarded to an outstanding unpublished manuscript. Since its inception in 2008, the Text Prize has become one of the most renowned prizes for young adult and children’s writing in Australia and New Zealand. Eligible writers can also enter the Steph Bowe Mentorship for Young Writers, an initiative designed to nurture and encourage a writer under the age of 25.
Published and unpublished writers of all ages are now invited to enter works of fiction or non-fiction.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday January 24
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: Monday February 21
The winner will be announced in mid-2022 and will receive a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties.