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The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2024

With: Hachette Australia & Emerging Writers’ Festival

Richell Prize

This is the tenth year of the prestigious Richell Prize with entries open to unpublished writers of adult fiction and adult narrative non-fiction. Writers do not need to have a full manuscript at the time of submission, though they must intend to complete one. The Prize will be judged on the first three chapters of the submitted work, along with a synopsis outlining the direction of the proposed work and detail about how the author’s writing career would benefit from winning the Prize.

The winner will receive $10,000 in prize money, to be donated by Hachette Australia, and a year’s mentoring with one of Hachette Australia’s publishers. Hachette Australia will work with the winning writer to develop their manuscript with first option to consider the finished work, and the shortlisted entries, for publication.

Submissions close 7 July, 11.59pm [AEST].

For more information about the prize and how to enter, visit the Emerging Writers Festival website here.

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