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Text Prize Alumni Q&A

Want to know more about the Text Prize from the writer’s point-of-view? Read on for words of wisdom from past winners Nina Kenwood,  A. J. Betts and David Burton and shortlistee Meg Caddy.

Text Prize FAQ

Is your manuscript ready to submit for the upcoming Text Prize? Here’s how to put your best submission forward.


When will submissions open?
Submissions for the Text Prize open near the beginning of each year.

January New Books and Giveaway

January is traditionally the time for ‘New Year, new you’ messages, but we don’t hold with that sort of talk round these parts. We recommend opening a novel, reading it until you’re finished and then opening another one...

The Common Room: Shelter

It’s almost time for our next Common Room book club, and this time we’ll be reading Catherine Jinks' thrilling new book, Shelter.

2020: The Year in 20 Books

2020 has been quite the year, hasn’t it. At times it’s felt like the only way to impose a sense of order on events has been through the lens of a good book…

December New Books and Giveaway

And just like that, it’s December. 2020, hey? What a ride. If there’s ever a time to treat yourself to some new books, it’s now...

We’re Hiring! Text is Looking for an Editor

We’re hiring! Text Publishing is looking for an Editor to join its busy and dynamic team, based in Melbourne...

The Helpline: 5 Reasons Why Good Writing Gets Rejected

The Helpline is a blog series designed to help guide authors through the process of submitting a manuscript to a publisher. Here’s our first instalment...

Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship Q&A with John Morrissey

We caught up with John Morrissey, winner of the 2020 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship to ask about his experience so far...

November New Books and Giveaway

As November arrives, bringing some much-needed light at the end of a long, dark year, we have some wonderful books waiting to take you away from it all...


Alpha Reader

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Bite the Book

The Conversation

Culture Mulcher

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Inside a Dog

Kids’ Book Review


Literary Minded

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Speculating on SpecFic

The Wheeler Centre

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