Penguin Random House launches new literary prize

Publisher Penguin Random House has launched a literary prize with bookstore buying group Leading Edge Books to find and develop new Australian authors.

The prize, which marks the recent creation of Penguin Random House’s Literary division, closes on October 20 and offers a publishing deal and a $20,000 advance to the winning author.

The entries will be shortlisted in-house by PRHA editors and publishers, with Leading Edge Book Group booksellers also on the judging panel.

The competition is open to Australian residents of all ages however authors aged under 18 will have to show consent from their parents or guardians, a company spokesperson told Mumbrella.

Ownership of rights will remain with entrants and the eventual winner, the spokesperson assured Mumbrella. Entry details are available on Penguin Random House Australia’s website.


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