NOTE: As Chris just pointed out to me, today is the 15th of September. Very sorry about this, I lost track of the weeks. The Scribe Fiction Prize is annual, so look out for it next year.
The Scribe $15,000 Fiction Prize is open again. For details see here. This year they will be taking entries electronically. They say:
‘In August 2009, Scribe launched the CAL Scribe Fiction Prize for an unpublished manuscript by an Australian writer aged 35 and over, regardless of publication history. The winner receives $15,000 and a book contract from Scribe.
Many writers only find the time and have acquired the life experience to write fiction later in life. This prize recognises that there are many examples of late bloomers when it comes to writers, certainly in terms of getting published. Youth is already celebrated in so many ways, and Scribe wants to support writers who are emerging or still going strong in their prime.’
Entries close Septmber 15th. There’s a minimum word count of 40,000 words.