The Daisy Utemorrah Award is for an unpublished manuscript of junior or YA fiction. The Award is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples currently living in Australia. The winner of the award receives $15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books.
The Daisy Utemorrah Award is proudly presented as part of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Launched in 2018, this national award recognises excellence in junior and YA fiction and seeks to grow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing for younger readers.
‘Our young people need stories... They need stories that speak of how to get through tough times, and stories that celebrate who they are and who they can be. The Daisy Utemorrah Award is an incredible opportunity for a First Nations voice to speak, and the story they will tell will help to nurture the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers.’ – Ambelin Kwaymullina
The 2021 Daisy Utemorrah Award is now open.
To Apply -
- download the Guidelines and complete an Entry Form
- attach your manuscript as a word doc, with a brief introduction/ synopsis
- attach a confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
- email to email@example.com
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Any queries please contact our Project Officer, Kate Rendell firstname.lastname@example.org or call Magabala Books (08) 9192 1991
Magabala Books acknowledges the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the WA State Government for their generous support of this award. The 2021 Daisy Utemorrah Award winner will be announced at the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards ceremony in July 2021.
Information on the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards can be found through the State Library of Western Australia.
For more information, visit the Magabala Books website.