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Submissions for the 2019 Text Prize Are Now Open!

Submissions for the 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing are now open.

The Text Prize aims to discover incredible new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers. Published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction. Awarded annually to the best manuscript written for young readers, the prize has unearthed extraordinary, multi-award-winning books and launched international publishing careers. The winner receives a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties. 

You have until Friday 8 February to send in your unpublished manuscript. That’s thirty-two days until the deadline – consider your mind focussed! 

Read all about the winner of last year’s Text Prize, Nina Kenwood, here.

And you can read about all of the 2018 shortlisted writers here.

Got questions? Have a look at our frequently asked questions page!

Still got questions? Comment below or email us at with Text Prize in the subject line. You can also speak to us on Twitter at @textpubYA and @text_publishing.

Please check the full terms and conditions and download an entry form here

What are you waiting for, a personal invitation? Get writing!


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