Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Poetry and the Prime Minister's award

... and this is the reply I got:

Dear Chris,

Thank you for contacting us with your enquiry.

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. The awards recognise literature’s importance to our national identity, community and economy.

Non-fiction works may include biographies, autobiographies, histories, philosophy, literary criticism and works dealing with contemporary issues are eligible.

Works may be entered in either the Fiction or Non-Fiction category of these awards but may not be entered in both.

I am not able to provide specific advice on your work but please note that works must have been first published between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2007
with at least 750 copies produced by a publisher.

Kind regards,


Karen Bell
Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Literature and Lending Rights (PLR & ELR)
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 3241

Ph: 1800 707 889
Fax: (02) 672 1651

In other words, no actual reply.

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