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HPG Outstanding Literary Awards

(HPGOLAS)

 

Eligibility criteria

 

Awards include up to AU$5,000 in each category and a publishing contract.

 

Entries close at 5:00 pm AEDT on Thursday 31 December 2015

 

1. Eligibility criteria

 

1.1 General:      

The following criteria apply to all entries to the four categories of fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction and Australian history.

  • Entrant(s) must be Australian citizen(s) or permanent resident(s) no matter where they reside.

  • Entries must be made by author(s), literary agents, producers or broadcasters. However, if a work is entered on behalf of an author, producer or broadcaster, a consent form signed by the author, producer or broadcaster must be submitted with the entry form and the work.

  • Entries must be only in a manuscript format.

  • All manuscripts must have never been previously published neither in print nor in electronic format.

  • Manuscripts must be written in English.

  • Manuscripts should not be less than 70,000 words and not exceeding 100,000 words. Manuscripts of non-fiction and Australian History categories cannot exceed 150,000 words.

  • An eligible entry may be entered in both the non-fiction category and the Australian History category. However, an eligible entry may not win more than one category.

  • The work must be intended primarily for a general audience

 

1.2 Authors Eligibility for the awards for fiction, non-fiction and young adult fiction

  • Manuscripts of joint-authorship are eligible. Joint-authorship is defined as the joint work of two authors. A contributor to any work MUST be personally identified as a co-author of the work. Any entry, whether the manuscript is an individual work or a joint-authorship, must meet all other criteria.

  • A winning manuscript of joint-authorship entry will entitle each of the co-authors to 50% of the award money.

  • The work (manuscript) MUST be the original work of the author(s).

  • Authors’ details and personal contact must be included in the entry form.

  • For young adult fiction, works must be suitable for children from 12 years old and up to 18 years old.

  • All other general eligibility criteria and rules apply.

 

1.3 Authors Eligibility for the Award for Australian History

  • Manuscripts of joint-authorship are eligible. Joint-authorship is defined as the joint work of two authors. All contributors to any work MUST be each personally identified as a co-author of the work. Nevertheless, any entry whether the manuscript is an individual work or a joint-  authorship must meet all other criteria.

  • A winning manuscript of joint-authorship entry will entitle each of the co-authors to 50% of the award money.

  • The work (manuscript) MUST be the original work of the author(s).

  • Authors’ details and personal contact must be included in the entry form.

  • All other general eligibility criteria and rules apply.

 

2. INELIGIBLE WORKS

 

The following works are NOT eligible for consideration:

  • Children’s or illustrated manuscripts.

  • Textbooks, academic and specialised nonfiction.

  • Works with illustrations or devoted to illustrations.

  • Multiple authors’ works such as anthologies.

  • Previously published books in print and/or electronic versions.

  • Works primarily constituted of images and/or pictures only with no or little text.

  • Works in the public domain.