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Payment Complete – Elizabeth Jolley Prize

03 May 2021 Written by Australian Book Review

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Thank you for entering the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize.

If you created a new account to enter, you can now sign in with the Username and Password you entered. Simply click 'Sign In' in the top left-hand corner to enter your details. We hope you enjoy reading our extensive archive going back to 1978.

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ABR Editorial Cadetship

26 February 2021 Written by Australian Book Review

Applications are now closed for the ABR Editorial Cadetship.

The Cadetship (supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas) is a full-time twelve-month position, starting in April 2021. The total package is worth $45k to $50K per annum (plus superannuation).

pdfPosition description and application guidelines

 

 


 

'I feel a tremendous sense of pride to have worked for a prestigious literary and arts journal that upholds exemplary editorial standards while fostering emerging talent.'

Dilan Gunawardana
ABR Deputy Editor (Digital) 2017-2018, ABR Editorial Intern 2016–17

‘Being on the staff of a magazine of the calibre of Australian Book Review, with its long history in Australian letters and fine editorial standards, is a singular experience, and it has no doubt been the defining event of my professional life thus far.’

Milly Main
ABR Ian Potter Foundation Editorial Intern, 2012

 

‘As the recipient of an internship at Australian Book Review in 2009, I know the benefits of such a program firsthand. My internship was an unqualified success, and resulted not only in an increase in my editing knowledge and skills, but also in full-time employment.’

Mark Gomes
ABR Australian Publishers Association Editorial Intern, 2009

2021 Jolley Prize Judges

07 January 2021 Written by Australian Book Review

Gregory DayGregory Day is a novelist, poet, and musician from the Eastern Otways region of southwest Victoria, Australia. His latest novel, A Sand Archive, was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award. Day is a winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal and was joint winner of the 2011 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for 'The Neighbour's Beans'. In 2020, Day was awarded the Patrick White Prize for his ongoing body of work.

 

 

 

 

 

Melinda Harvey

Melinda Harvey is a book critic who has written for a wide variety of publications, including Australian Book Review, since 2004. She is on the judging panel of the Miles Franklin Literary Award (2017-present) and works on the Stella Count, which assesses the extent of gender bias in Australia’s book pages annually (2014-present). She currently holds a JUNCTURE Fellowship for Mid-Career and Established Critics at the Sydney Review of Books and is Lecturer in English at Monash University.

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Tan(photograph by Leah Jing)Elizabeth Tan is a writer from Perth. She is the author of two books: Rubik (2017), a novel-in-stories, and Smart Ovens for Lonely People (2020), a short story collection which won the 2020 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction.

2021 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

18 December 2020 Written by Australian Book Review

The 2021 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize is currently closed. The shortlist will be announcing in coming months.


First prize: $AU6,000

Second prize: $AU4,000

Third prize: $AU2,500

Judges: Gregory Day, Melinda Harvey, and Elizabeth Tan (read more)


Entries are now closed for the 2021 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of AU$12,500 – first place will receive $6,000, second place will receive $4,000, and third place will receive $2,500.

The Jolley Prize is open to all short story writers writing in English. We seek original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words. 


Previous winners

Subscribers to ABR can read previous prize-winning stories to the Jolley Prize. To read these stories, click here.

If you aren't a subscriber, digital subscriptions begin at only $10 per month. Click here to become an ABR subscriber

 

Judges

This year's Jolley Prize is judged by Gregory Day, Melinda Harvey, and Elizabeth Tan. For more information about the judges, click here.

 

Exclusivity

Entries may be offered elsewhere during the judging of the Jolley Prize. If an entrant is longlisted and has their story offered elsewhere, the entrant will have 24 hours to decide if they wish to withdraw their story on offer elsewhere or from the Jolley Prize. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted stories to remain in contention for shortlisting.

 

Entry fees

Online entry (current ABR subscriber) - $15
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) - $25*

  • Non-subscribers will receive digital access to ABR free of charge for four months.

 

Special online entry + subscription bundles

Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate

Online entry + digital ABR subscription - $75
Online entry + Print subscription (Australia) - $100
Online entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) - $190
Online entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) - $210


ABR gratefully acknowledges Ian Dickson's generous support for the Jolley Prize.

Payment Complete – Calibre Essay Prize

14 October 2020 Written by Australian Book Review

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Thank you for entering the Calibre Essay Prize.

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The 2021 Calibre Essay Prize | Worth $7,500

12 October 2020 Written by Australian Book Review

Prize money: $7,500

Entries closed: 15 January 2021, 11:59 pm 

Judges: Sheila Fitzpatrick, Billy Griffiths, and Peter Rose 

 


Entries have now closed for the 2021 Calibre Essay Prize.

The Prize is open to all essayists writing in English. We seek essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject. We welcome essays of all kinds: personal or political, literary or speculative, traditional or experimental. Founded in 2007, the Calibre Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new non-fiction essay.

 

Past winners

Click the link for more information about past winners and to read their essays.

 

FAQs and Terms and Conditions

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us with queries about the Calibre Prize.

Before entering the Calibre Essay Prize, all entrants must read the Terms and Conditions.

 

Exclusivity

Entries may be offered elsewhere during the judging of the Calibre Prize. If an entrant is longlisted and has their essay offered elsewhere, the entrant will have 24 hours to decide if they would like to withdraw their essay on offer elsewhere or from the Calibre Prize. Exclusivity is essential for longlisted essays. The overall winning essay will be published in the magazine in an upcoming issue with the runner-up to be published later in the year.

 

Entry fees

Current ABR subscribers: $15
Standard/non-subscribers: $25*

*All non-subscribers will automatically receive four-month digital access to ABR free of charge.

 

Entry + subscription bundles

Entry + 1-year digital subscription: $65
Entry + 1-year print subscription (Australia): $100
Entry + 1-year print subscription (NZ and Asia): $190
Entry + 1-year print subscription (Rest of World): $210

Those who purchase a subscription while entering will be able to submit subsequent entries at the subscriber rate ($15).

 


We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Colin Golvan AM QC, Peter McLennan, and Mary-Ruth Sindrey.

2021 Calibre Essay Prize Judges

12 October 2020 Written by Australian Book Review

Sheila FitzpatrickSheila Fitzpatrick is a Professor at Australian Catholic University and Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, and co-winner (2016) of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Her new book, White Russians, Red Peril: A Cold War history of migration to Australia, will be published by Black Inc. in April 2021.

 

 

 

Billy GriffithsBilly Griffiths is an Australian writer and historian. His latest book, Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Black Inc., 2018), won the Ernest Scott Prize, the Felicia A. Holton Book Award, the John Mulvaney Book Award, the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction and the 2019 Book of the Year at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He lectures in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University in Melbourne.

 

 

Peter RosePeter Rose has been Editor of Australian Book Review since 2001. Previously he was a publisher at Oxford University Press. His reviews and essays have appeared mostly in ABR. He has published six books of poetry, two novels, and a family memoir, Rose Boys (Text Publishing), which won the 2003 National Biography Award. He edited the 2007 and 2008 editions of The Best Australian Poems (Black Inc.). His most recent publication is a volume of poems, The Subject of Feeling (UWA Publishing, 2015). 

 

 

Winner | 2020 Jolley Prize | Mykaela Saunders for 'River Story'

13 August 2020 Written by Australian Book Review

2020 Jolley Prize Winner: Mykaela Saunders

ABR is delighted to announce that Mykaela Saunders is the overall winner of the 2020 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for her story ‘River Story’. Mykaela Saunders receives $6,000. C.J. Garrow was placed second for his story 'Egg Timer', and Simone Hollander was placed third for her story 'Hieroglyph'. We would like to congratulate all three shortlisted entrants and thank all those who entered their stories in the Jolley Prize.

The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is one of the country’s most prestigious awards for short fiction. This year the Jolley Prize attracted almost 1,450 entries from 34 different countries. The judges were Gregory Day, Josephine Rowe, and Ellen van Neerven. The three shortlisted stories appear in our August Fiction issue.

 

About Mykaela Saunders

Mykaela Saunders (photograph supplied)

Mykaela Saunders is a Koori writer, teacher, and community researcher. Of Dharug and Lebanese ancestry, she’s working-class and queer, and belongs to the Tweed Aboriginal community. Mykaela has worked in Aboriginal education since 2003, and her research explores trans-generational trauma and healing in her community. Mykaela began writing fiction and poetry in 2017, as part of her Doctor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney. Her work has since been published across forms and disciplines, placed in writing prizes, and attracted funding and fellowships.

Payment Complete – Peter Porter Poetry Prize

30 July 2020 Written by Australian Book Review

Thank you for entering the Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

If you created a new account to enter, you can now sign in with the Username and Password you entered. Simply click 'Sign In' in the top left-hand corner to enter your details. We hope you enjoy reading our extensive archive going back to 1978.

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2021 Porter Prize Judges

14 July 2020 Written by Australian Book Review

Lachlan Brown 800x500 monoLachlan Brown is a senior lecturer in English at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. He is the author of Limited Cities (Giramondo, 2012) and Lunar Inheritance (Giramondo, 2017). Lachlan has been shortlisted and commended for various poetry prizes including the Mary Gilmore Prize, the Newcastle Poetry Prize, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and the Macquarie Fields Poetry Prize. Lachlan is currently the vice-president of Booranga Writers Centre in Wagga Wagga. His poem 'Precision Signs' was shortlisted in the 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize. 

 

John HawkeJohn Hawke is a Senior Lecturer, specialising in poetry, at Monash University. His books include Australian Literature and the Symbolist Movement, Poetry and the Trace (co-edited with Ann Vickery), and the volume of poetry Aurelia, which received the 2015 Anne Elder award. He is ABR's Poetry Editor.

 

 

A. Frances JohnsonA Frances Johnson is a writer, artist, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Her fourth poetry collection, Save As, is forthcoming from Puncher & Wattmann. A previous collection, Rendition for Harp and Kalashnikov (Puncher & Wattmann, 2017), was shortlisted in the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature Best New Writing Award. Other books include the novel Eugene's Falls (Arcadia, 2007), which retraces the journeys of colonial painter Eugene von Guérard, and a monograph, Australian Fiction as Archival Salvage (Brill, 2015). Her poem ‘My Father’s Thesaurus’ won the 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

  

John Kinsella 240John Kinsella is the author of over forty books. His most recent publications include Displaced: A rural memoir (2020), The Weave (with Thurston Moore, 2020), and Insomnia (2020). His poetry collections have won a variety of awards, including the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry and the Christopher Brennan Award for Poetry. His volumes of stories include In the Shade of the Shady Tree (Ohio University Press, 2012), Crow’s Breath (Transit Lounge, 2015), and Old Growth (Transit Lounge, 2017). He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University. With Tracy Ryan he is the co-editor of The Fremantle Press Anthology of The Western Australian Poetry (2017). He lives with his family in the Western Australian wheatbelt.