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The Hungerford Award is back for 2024!

Episode flashback: Everything you need to know before entering the 2024 Hungerford Award. Find out what the judges are looking for with Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter, as well as advice from 2020 winner Maria Papas.

Over the past three decades, the Hungerford Award has launched the careers of a number of Western Australian authors, including Holden Sheppard, Natasha Lester, Alice Nelson, Maria Papas, Molly Schmidt and many more.

The Hungerford Award is WA's most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript, with a cash prize of $15,000 from the City of Fremantle, a new Centre for Stories Fellowship and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

Maria Papas won the 2020 Hungerford Award for her manuscript, Skimming Stones, which explores the impact of childhood illness on siblings and other family members. In the above episode of Writers off the Page, Maria chats about her book and how winning the Hungerford changed her life. This episode was recorded in the lead up to the 2022 Hungerford Award, but the content is just a relevant this year (Fremantle Press agrees!).

Entries for the 2024 award open on Thursday 1 February and close at midnight WST on 17 March 2024. For more details, visit:

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