Budding authors need to get in fast to enter the 2009 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript Award.
Entries close on March 31 and unpublished manuscripts between 20,000 and 100,000 words relating to the mind, body and spirit are eligible.
Authors must be New Zealand residents.
The winner gets $10,000. As well as the Unpublished Manuscript Award, the charitable trust offers another $10,000 award for published books.
Judges include Pathfinder Bookshop founder Jennifer Eddington, author and editor Stephen Stratford, author Richard Webster and Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust trustee Adonia Wylie.
Email the New Zealand Society of Authors at firstname.lastname@example.org. nz or phone 379-4801.