There is a new deadline for the AAWP’ exciting new publication pathway for emerging writers: ‘Chapter One’ entries are now open until 30 July, 2015. Eligibility has also been widened, allowing submissions from research higher degree students and research higher degree graduates up to 5 years beyond their graduation.
Eligible writers are invited to submit one chapter (or 5,000 words) of prose from a literary novel, short story collection, or a hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries. Alternatively, they may submit up to 500 lines of poetry. If the full manuscript is as robust as ‘Chapter One’ the winner may secure a publishing contract with UWAP (http://uwap.uwa.edu.au).
The winner will receive a written appraisal of their work from an established literary author and a letter of recommendation to University of Western Australia Press (UWAP) – a ‘tick of approval’ that will effectively place their manuscript on top of the submissions pile and gain it priority assessment. The winner will also receive a $500 cash prize and fully subsidised conference fees to attend the annual conference of the AAWP in November, 2015, to read from their work.