2019 Deborah Cass Prize for Writing
Closing Date: 9 September 2019
Entry Fee: No
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: https://writersvictoria.org.au/calendars/opportunities-competitions/2019-deborah-cass-prize
Early career writers of migrant background are invited to apply for the 2019 Deborah Cass prize.
The winner receives a cash prize of $3,000 plus a three-month mentorship with an established writer. The winning manuscript is presented to Black Inc. publishers for consideration, with the winning excerpt published in Mascara Literary Review. The award package is designed to help an early-career writer finish their manuscript and get their book published.
Deborah Cass (1960-2013) made significant contributions to legal scholarship, and focused on creative writing after retiring from her academic position. The Deborah Cass Prize was established in 2015 by Deborah’s friends and family. As the granddaughter of European refugees, the family felt that Deborah would like one of her legacies to be the nurture of writing talent in people whose voices would add fresh perspectives on Australian culture.
Now in its fifth year, the prize, which is administered by Writers Victoria, has already kickstarted many successful literary careers among its winners and runners up.
The 2019 prize will be judged by Melanie Cheng, Nyadol Nyuon and Lee Kofman.
Writers can apply online through this Submittable page, until the closing date: 4pm AEDT, Monday 9 September.