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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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

On Winning the Text Prize, by Nina Kenwood

(It Sounds Fantastic in Our Heads.)

Nina Kenwood is the winner of the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for her novel It Sounded Better in My Head

Nina gave a delightful and heartfelt speech at the awards night on 26 April, which she has kindly allowed us to share with you...

Announcing the winner of the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing…

Text is thrilled to announce that Nina Kenwood is the winner of the 2018 Text Prize for her debut, It Sounded Better in My Head.  Nina receives a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties. She accepted the award last night at the Text Prize party in Melbourne.

It Sounded Better in My Head is a tender, funny and joyful novel about longing, confusion, feeling left out and finding out what really matters – from an exciting new voice in Australian YA writing.    

Announcing the 2018 Text Prize Shortlist

Text is very pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing! 

Five diverse manuscripts have been chosen from over 200 entries to make up the 2018 shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize, with this year’s authors ranging from award-winning writers to debut novelists.  

Submissions for the 2018 Text Prize are Now Open!

Submissions for the 2018 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 Published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction. 

Read on for details.

Submissions for the 2018 Text Prize Open Soon

Mark 3 January 2018 in your calendars, writers of Australia and New Zealand, because that’s the date entries open for the $10,000 Annual Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing.

Submissions open 3 January and close 2 February, 2018. 

The Text Prize aims to discover great new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers.  

The Extremely Wonderful Weirdness of Winning the 2017 Text Prize, by Adam Cece

Text is thrilled to have Adam Cece, author of The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls, joining the ranks as the winner of the 2017 Text Prize. Read on for Adam’s delightful and heartwarming speech that he gave upon winning the prize at Wednesday night’s Text Party.

And The Winner of the 2017 Tenth Annual Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing Is…

Adelaide writer Adam Cece has beaten nearly 300 entries to win the $10,000 Tenth Annual Text Prize for his hilariously crazy story, The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls.

Announcing the Shortlist for the 2017 Tenth Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

We have shortlisted four outstanding manuscripts—two middle-grade and two YA—from nearly 300 entries to make up the 2017 shortlist for the tenth $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. Text has been overwhelmed at the calibre of entries this year. There have been excited discussions, passionate arguments and endless debating, but most importantly, around 800 hours of intense reading of all the submitted manuscripts have been completed by your faithful Texters over the last couple of months since entries closed.
We can confidently say that we are utterly delighted with this year’s shortlisted books. 


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