Do you know someone who has written a story – or has a great idea for one?

Submissions for the Daisy Utemorrah Award are now open.

The Daisy Utemorrah Award is for an unpublished manuscript of junior or young adult fiction by a First Nations author.

The 2023 Daisy Utemorrah Award is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people currently living in Australia.

The winner of the award receives $15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books. 

The award is named in honour of author and poet Daisy Utemorrah, who was an elder of the Wunambal people from the Mitchell Plateau area in the far north Kimberley and one of the founding Elders of Magabala Books. 

Submissions close March 30.

Here’s all the info you need.

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