Wednesday, 25 March 2015

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 TEXT PRIZE. DEADLINE 2 APRIL 2015. #seanocarolan.com #writing #contest #competition


SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 TEXT PRIZE. 

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 2 APRIL 2015.

Download the entry form here

Awarded annually to the best manuscript written for young adults and children, the Text Prize has unearthed extraordinary, multi-award-winning novels and launched international publishing careers. The winner receives $10,000 and a publishing contract with Text Publishing.




The 2014 winner of the Text Prize is David Burton for HOW TO BE HAPPY.

A funny, sad and serious memoir of a personal journey through adolescence, How to Be Happytackles depression, friendship, sexual confusion, suicide, academic pressure, love and self discovery. A brave and honest account of one young man’s struggle that will resonate with readers young and old.

David Burton is a twenty-four-year-old award-winning playwright from Brisbane. His work April’s Fool (Playlab Press) toured nationally in 2012. He has recently co-written Hedonism’s Second Album for La Boite Indie, and The Landmine Is Me for Queensland Theatre Company. A speaker and presenter in schools across Queensland, David is passionate about sharing his remarkable story with young people.





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