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For the purposes of The Woollahra Digital Literary Award, published in an online or digital format means: readily available for access or download as:
If you have submitted work to an online journal, website or a digital platform run by an individual or group who makes careful and considered decisions about what work is published, your entry will be eligible for judging. This is a prize for professional writers that recognises the high quality of writing published via a network of magazines, journals, digital publishers, group blogs and so on. It is not an open call for submissions or a platform for recognising self-published work. All shortlisted works will be subject to a verification process with editors.
Unfortunately, for this award you cannot enter work that has been published on your own blog or website unless it has undergone and editorial selection process. Self-published works will be accepted if they have been published in the first instance in e-book form, and are readily available for digital download on a known platform (such as iBookstore, Google Play, Amazon, Bookworld, Kobo, Baker & Taylor or Overdrive).
Entrants must provide a URL to the web location where digital work can be accessed as proof of publication. We need to be able to check where and when your work was made available to access or download. Only works that were published in a digital format in the first instance will be accepted for selection.
No, you must be an Australian resident to enter The Woollahra Digital Literary Award, but your work may be published on a website or platform hosted in any country.
For ease of judging, and to allow entries to be judged in a fair and consistent fashion, all works will be read by judged in the same format (e.g. double spaced, consistent font size). By providing a copy of your work for judging you also allow access to you work without a need to purchase a copy of your e-book (for those entries published on an online e-book platform for purchase).
This is a professional writing category where digital technology is used in an innovative way to enhance written storytelling. We are looking for works that seamlessly integrate digital elements in the story in a new and dynamic way to generate mood, tone and genre.