‘Chapter One’ submissions extended to 30 July with wider eligibility

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.

To download full details, click ‘Chapter One’ entry conditions.  Please address enquiries and submissions to submissions@aawp.org.au