For the purposes of The Woollahra Digital Literary Award, a digital literary work is defined as: Writing which displays either a poetic aesthetic, a narrative structure, a developed fictive world or a sustained analysis of events of a non-fiction nature; Existing online or in electronic form, within a digital environment requiring an electronic device such as a computer, tablet, e-reader or mobile phone to access.
For the purposes of The Woollahra Digital Literary Award, published in a digital format is defined as: Readily available for access or download as
an .epub, .pbd, .mobi/azw, .ibooks or .pdf file from a known e-book vendor or platform (such as iBookstore, Google Play, Amazon, Bookworld, Kobo, Baker & Taylor or Overdrive).
an article, essay or piece of short fiction available on a blog, online magazine or website that has an editorial selection process.
Entrants must provide a URL to the web location where digital work can be accessed as proof of publication. Only works that were published in a digital format in the first instance will be accepted for selection.
Entries accepted for selection will be between 100-3,000 words in the Flash and Short Fiction category, and 3,000 and 80,000 words for the Fiction and Non Fiction Categories.
Entries accepted for selection must be the original work of the submitting author, must not have been submitted for entry to the Woollahra Digital Literary Award before, and must have been published in a digital format after the date 5 December 2015.
Entries must be written in English (or be an original translation into English)
Entries accepted for selection must be submitted by authors that over 16 years of age and living in Australia at time of entry.
All entries must be submitted electronically, via a live URL or in PDF format.
The decision of the judges is final.
Entries will be judged to select, in the opinion of the judges, the best entry in the following three categories:
Non Fiction ($3,000)
Flash and Short Fiction ($1000)
Entrants may submit one entry per category, but a separate entry form must be completed for each entry. If a winning entry has been submitted by multiple authors, the prize is per entry (not per author).
There will be two rounds of judging. The first round of pre-selection to determine a longlist will close on Friday 6 April 2018.
It is anticipated that approximately 40 works will be selected by the judges for the longlist.
Judges will decide the winners of the 2017 Woollahra Digital Literary Award from the works selected for the longlist.
Awards for Fiction, Non Fiction and Flash and Short Fiction in the 2018 Woollahra Digital Literary Award will be announced at an award presentation evening at Woollahra Library at Double Bay in Sydney, NSW on Thursday 31 May 2018.
If the winners should choose to attend the award presentation evening, travel to and from the event in Sydney, NSW is at the winner's own expense.