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The State Government is urging people to join some of Western Australia's magnificent writers, including Tracy Ryan, Sisonke Msimang, Amanda Curtin, and A.J. Betts, by applying for the $60,000 Western Australian Writer's Fellowship, one of the most valuable awards in Australian arts.

The Awards are managed by the State Library of Western Australia and prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • The Western Australian Writer's Fellowship — $60,000.
  • The Premier's Prize for Book of the Year, sponsored by Writing WA — $15,000.
  • The Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer — $15,000.
  • The Premier's Prize for Children's Book of the Year — $15,000.
  • The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and Young Adult Fiction — $15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books.

The Daisy Utemorrah Award is administered and funded by Broome-based Indigenous publisher Magabala Books with support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Copyright Agency.

Entries for all categories are open from 15 January 2024 and close on 26 February 2024. Winners will be announced at the State Library in June 2024.

More information about the WA Premier's Book Awards and how to enter

Page reviewed 27 February 2023