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Miles Franklin Literary Award

Miles Franklin Literary Award

Submissions and key dates

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is awarded annually. 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.

Please refer to the Guidelines for key dates and further information on the eligibility and criteria.

Key dates – 2024 Award
18 September 2023 Open for entries
10 November 2023 Entries close
16 May 2024 Longlist announcement
2 July 2024 Shortlist announcement
1 August 2024 Winner announcement


Donate to the Franklin Support Fund

Perpetual is the Trustee for the Miles Franklin Literary Award Since being established, the Award has distributed over $1.4 million in philanthropic funds to authors.

Those wishing to be part of the Miles Franklin legacy can donate to the Franklin Support Fund to become a friend of the Award, or as Miles would say a “congenial”, and receive special recognition on the Award website and in event collateral. All donations are tax deductable.

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