Entries to the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards are now closed. 

This year marks 10 years of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, celebrating great Australian literature.

The winner of each category—fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, poetry, young adult fiction and children's fiction—is awarded $80,000 tax free. Shortlisted entries each awarded $5000 tax free.

Entries are sought each year for books of high literary merit, and in the case of the Prize for Australian History, scholarly accomplishment.

The book must be professionally edited and published. Digital books will be accepted only if they are also available in printed (bound) form.

You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia to enter the Awards. Non-book entries to the Australian history prize must be made by a registered Australian company. 

The 2017 Guidelines are available below.