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Woollahra Digital Literary Award

The Woollahra Digital Literary Award is a national literary award supporting innovation in Australian literature and publishing, encouraging writers producing work in a digital medium.

The award seeks submissions of a literary nature that are digitally born - published online or in electronic form.

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Categories and prizes

The Woollahra Digital Literary Award offers a Non Fiction, Fiction and Poetry prize for works published digitally in the first instance.

Non Fiction ($3,000 prize)
A monograph, collection of essays or a long essay - published in the first instance online or in an electronic format that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. 3,000-80,000 words.

Fiction ($3,000 prize)
A novel, novella or short story collection - published in the first instance online or in an electronic format that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. 3,000-80,000 words.

Poetry ($1,000 prize)
Works of poetry published in the first instance online or in an electronic format that can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. The maximum word count is 3,000 words, or 100 lines, whichever is greater. There is no minimum word count.

Key dates

  • Entries open: Monday 16 December 2019
  • Entries close: Monday 9 March 2020
  • Shortlist announced: Friday 8 May 2020
  • Winners announced: Thursday 28 May 2020

Judges

Meet our judges for the 2019 Award.

Sam Twyford-Moore

Sam Twyford-Moore
Sam is the author of The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania, which was released in 2018 by NewSouth and named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's best books of the year. The Rapids is also set to be released by the University of Toronto Press. He is the founding host of The Rereaders, a fortnightly literary and cultural podcast and is a former Festival Director and CEO of the Emerging Writers' Festival from 2012 until 2015, during which time he launched the Digital Writers' Festival.

Stephen Pham

Stephen Pham
Stephen is a Vietnamese-Australian writer from Cabramatta. He has been published in Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, and Griffith Review. Stephen received the 2018 NSW Writer's Fellowship to commence work on his debut manuscript Vietnamatta.

Pip Smith

Pip Smith
Pip is a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of 2018 for her debut novel Half Wild (A&U, 2017). Her first poetry collection, Too Close for Comfort (SUP), won the Helen Ann Bell Award in 2013, and she once wrote a poem every day of summer for the Lifted Brow’s website. Her digital poem, Wayside Renga - built from hours of recorded conversations held at Wayside Chapel - was published by Overland in 2011. Her first picture book, Theodore the Unsure, is now available through Scholastic Press.

Past winners

Find out who our past winners were, including judges comments and shortlisted entries.

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Events and Programs Coordinator
Woollahra Libraries
Telephone: 9391 7100
Email: dla@woollahra.nsw.gov.au