A reminder from Mel Hall that entries into the Fogarty Literary Award worth $20,000 close on 18 April 2021

Last days to enter the Fogarty Literary Award! The Fogarty Literary Award is a biennial prize awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction. The winner receives a cash prize of $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

Author Mel Hall, whose work The Little Boat on Trusting Lane will be published in May, was longlisted for the inaugural Fogarty Literary Award in 2019. In this video she shares how it helped her writing career.

The 2021 Fogarty Literary Award will be judged by Fremantle Press, with the winner to be announced at a free community event on 2 June 2021. The winning manuscript will be scheduled for publication in 2022 with an education tour planned to coincide with the book’s release.

The Fogarty Foundation was established by Brett and Annie Fogarty in 2000 to support and provide educational and leadership opportunities for young people across the spectrum of the Western Australian community. As well as partnering with a range of organisations, the foundation has initiated its own programs that include the UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program, CoderDojo WA and Fogarty EDvance.

Entries for the Fogarty Literary Award close at midnight AWST on Sunday 18 April 2021. More information and submission guidelines can be found on the Fremantle Press website.

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