Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing

Monash University in conjunction with the Emerging Writers’ Festival is pleased to present the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious prize for emerging literary voices.

Now in its third year, the Prize is a significant literary award for new and emerging writers. In 2014, for the first time, the Prize is open to both Australian and New Zealand university students, enrolled in either an undergraduate or honours degree.

Monash University has been the long-term educational partner of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and the Prize strengthens both parties’ commitment to providing learning and career advancement opportunities for emerging literary voices.

First prize: $4000

Highest placed Monash University student prize: $1000

Winner/s will be announced on Tuesday 27 May at the opening night of the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Shortlisted winners will receive VIP tickets to the opening night gala event.

Verge — Monash University’s student publication — will publish both the winner and highest placed Monash student.

Judges: Meg Mundell (Black Glass), Felix Nobis (Monash University) and Robert Watkins (Hachette).

Genre: Creative Writing

All types of creative writing will be accepted, including short stories, non-fiction narrative and narrative verse.

Word length: 1500–3000 words

Closing date for entries: Thursday 17 April 2014

Shortlist announced: Friday 9 May 2014

Winner announced: Tuesday 27 May 2014

Eligibility: Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or honours degree at any university in Australia or New Zealand may enter. A student number and course code is required to enter.

More information:

Travel to and from the Emerging Writers’ Festival is at the winners’ own expense.

Entries must be uploaded via the form below.

Entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

There is a limit of one entry per student.

Please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your entry or it will be deemed ineligible!

Click here to read the terms and conditions.

Questions? Please email: monashprize (at) emergingwritersfestival (dot) org (dot) au

Find out more:

Emerging Writers’ Festival

Literary Studies