Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing

Monash University in collaboration with the Emerging Writers’ Festival is proud to present the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious prize for emerging literary voices.

Now in its sixth year, the Prize is a significant literary award for new and emerging writers. The prize is open to both Australian and New Zealand university students, enrolled in either an undergraduate or honours degree. All types of creative writing will be accepted, including short stories, non-fiction narrative and narrative verse.

Monash has been the long-term education partner of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and the Prize strengthens both parties’ commitment to providing learning and career development opportunities for emerging literary voices.

We thank our Principal Education Partner Monash University for the opportunity to offer this prize.

HOW IT WORKS

PRIZES

First prize: $4000
Highest Place Monash University Student prize: $1000

JUDGES

TBA

WORD LENGTH

1500-3000 words

ENTRIES ACCEPTED

All types of creative writing will be accepted, including short stories, non-fiction narrative and narrative verse.

IMPORTANT DATES

Opening date for entries: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Closing date for entries: TBC

Shortlist announced: TBC

Winner announced: Wednesday 14 June 2017

ELIGIBILITY

Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or honours degree at any university in Australia or New Zealand may enter. A student number and course code is required to enter.

MORE INFORMATION

Please read the Terms & Conditions before applying.

Travel to and from the Emerging Writers’ Festival is at the winners’ own expense.

There is a limit of one entry per student. Please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your entry or it will be deemed ineligible! Check the full T&Cs here.