AAWP and Partners 2023 Prizes Results

We are thrilled to announce the results for the six 2023 AAWP and partners prizes for writers and translators.

*drum roll*

The 2023 winning entries are:

– AAWP & Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Translators’ Prize: ‘Introduction to Darkness’ by John McGlynn

– AAWP & Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Emerging Writers’ Prize: ‘The Interview’ by Jake Dean

– AAWP & Westerly Magazine Life Writing Prize: ‘There is another world, but it is this one’ by Luke Allan

– AAWP & Express Media Sudden Writing Prize (under 25): ‘this is the earth’s Alarm system going off’ by Maz Howard

– AAWP & Australian Short Story Festival Short Story Prize: ‘In Search of Murakami’ by Alicia Sometimes

– AAWP & UWA Publishing Chapter One Prize: The Freelancer by Jonathan O’Brien

Congratulations to all!

Deep gratitude to our generous judges and to our partner organisations, who all show their love for our writer and translator community through meaningful support for these prizes.

Huge thanks to all who entered work and made judging both a conundrum and a delight.

For winner bios, full shortlists, and to read the glorious judges’ reports, head over to the Prizes page.