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.

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2021 Award 
1 October 2020 Applications Open
10 December 2020 Applications Close
18 May 2021 Longlist announcement
16 June 2021 Shortlist announcement
15 July 2021 Winner announcement

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