The 2019 Calibre Essay Prize ($7,500)

Australian Book Review
November 6, 2018

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the thirteenth Calibre Essay Prize, Australia's premier prize for a non-fiction essay. We welcome essays of all kinds: personal or political, literary or speculative, traditional or experimental.

Entry is open to all essayists writing in English. We are seeking essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject.

Judges: J.M. Coetzee, Anna Funder, and Peter Rose  

First Prize: AU$5,000
Second Prize: AU$2,500
Deadline: 14 January 2019

Visit our website for more information about the 2019 Calibre Essay Prize or to enter online. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting us with queries about the Calibre Prize.

Click here to enter the Calibre Essay Prize
Entries close at midnight on 14 January 2019

Entry costs AU$15 for current ABR subscribers and full-time students* or AU$25 for non-subscribers**. Entrants who are not current ABR subscribers can choose to subscribe when submitting their essay for the special combined rates listed below:

Entry + ABR Online subscription - $65
Entry + Print subscription (Australia) - $95
Entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) - $150
Entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) - $170

Click here for more information about past winners.

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*Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.
**Non-subscribers will receive ABR Online free of charge for four months from entry.

We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Mr Colin Golvan AM QC and the ABR Patrons.