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Call for Submissions: Australian Book Review Calibre Essay Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries to the 2023 Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for an original non-fiction essay. The prize – worth a total of AU$7,500 – is open to all essayists writing in English. The winner will receive $5,000; the runner-up will receive $2,500.

They are seeking essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject and welcome all kinds – personal or political, traditional or experimental.

This year, the Calibre Essay Prize is judged by Yves Rees, Peter Rose, and Beejay Silcox.

Click here to submit your essay.