The Miles Franklin Literary Award is given to a novel of the highest literary merit that presents Australian life in any of its phases.
Publishers are required to submit novels on behalf of an author. All works must be in English. Works written by two or more authors are eligible for entry.
Biographies, collections of short stories, children’s books and poetry are not eligible for this award. Judges will not consider any text which has only had internet publication.
For further information on eligibility and criteria, please refer to the 2021 Miles Franklin Award Guidelines.
Applications for the 2021 award are now open and will close on 10 December 2020.
|1 October 2020||Applications Open|
|10 December 2020||Applications Close|
|May 2021||Longlist announcement|
|June 2021||Shortlist announcement|
|July 2021||Winner announcement|