Saturday, October 20, 2012
New annual prize for best work of literature by an Australian woman
The Stella Prize, Australia’s new annual prize given to the best work of literature by an Australian woman, will be awarded for the first time in April 2013.
Entries for the $50,000 Prize are open through November 15 and will consider both fiction and non-fiction submissions. "The Stella Prize will raise the profile and the sales of books by women,’ said chair Aviva Tuffield in a release.
"We want to encourage future generations of women writers, by increasing the recognition for Australian women's writing and supporting strong female role models. We also want to celebrate women’s contribution to Australian literature."