Writing talent awarded
ARTS Minister Leeanne Enoch said Queensland would soon celebrate homegrown literary talent, with nominations now open for the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards.
Ms Enoch said the awards recognised outstanding writers across many genres.
“The government supports the Queensland Literary Awards which celebrate top writing talent, help share our stories, and nurture the next generation of writers,” she said. “This year we are contributing a total $180,000 to the awards.
“The Queensland Literary Awards highlight the important role of literature in today’s society as well as the wealth of writing talent that exists in Queensland and Australia.”
Ms Enoch said the $25,000 Queensland Premier’s Award recognises writing with a Queensland focus and celebrated important Queensland authors, stories and history.
“I encourage young writers under 30 years of age to apply for two Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards, each to the value of $12,500, for traditional or contemporary forms,” she said.