We're proud to announce that selections for this year's Award Winning Australian Writing
—which will include a foreword by author Carmel Bird—have been finalised!AWAW 2013
will showcase the work of both emerging and established authors such as Susan McCreery, Kevin Gillam, Jack Vening, Chloe Wilson, Barry Divola and Joanne Anderton. Heavyweights gracing its pages include Margo Lanagan, multi-award-winning author (including four 2013 Aurealis awards); renowned poets John A. Scott and John Watson; Felicity Volk, author of the forthcoming Lightning
(Picador, 2013); Angela Meyer, writer, blogger and a judge for the Carmel Bird Award; and Maxine Beneba Clarke, winner of the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
Competitions appearing in AWAW 2013
include the Josephine Ulrich Literature Prize, the Australian Book Review
Peter Porter Poetry Prize, The Age
Short Story Competition, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, the Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Awards, the Aurealis Awards, the Blake Poetry Prize, and the QUT Creative Writing Prizes. It will also publish the winners of two recently-inaugurated competitions: the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, and the Overland
Victoria University Short Story Prize. Head to the AWAW 2013 page on our website for the full list of authors and competitions.
We'll keep you posted regarding the book's launch, which will be in September. It will be released a month after its sister anthology, Award Winning Bush Verse and Stories 2013