Submissions and key dates

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 2022 Miles Franklin Award Guidelines.

Register your interest to be notified when the 2023 Award opens.

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2022 Award 
1 October 2021 Open for entries
10 December 2021 Entries Close
24 May 2022 Longlist announcement
23 June 2022 Shortlist announcement
20 July 2022 Winner announcement

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