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 2018 Miles Franklin Award Guidelines.

2018 Award

Applications for the 2018 award are now closed.


2018 Award 
6 November 2017 Applications Open
19 December 2017 Applications Close
23 May 2018 Longlist announcement
17 June 2018 Shortlist announcement
26 August 2018 Winner announcement
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