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.