Hawkeye is thrilled to announce the Long-List for the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize 2021.
Congratulations to these authors who now contest first prize of $2,500 editing/coaching, and the possibility of a publishing contract.
|Annerleigh Pappos –||Dimitri on the Overpass|
|Andrea Barton –||Lost in Lagos|
|Andrew Nest –||Line of Descent|
|Anne Freeman –||Returning to Adelaide|
|Anthony Lai –||Retrocausality|
|Barry McErlean –||Ghost Train & The Scarlet Moon|
|Bryn Smith –||Magnus Nights – The Helios Incident|
|Christine Johnson –||The Chinaman’s Horse|
|Fay Patterson –||Empathy|
|Fleur Glenn –||Nina and Pearl|
|Gabriella Kelly-Davies –||Breaking Through the Pain Barrier|
|Gabrielle Davis –||The Road to Freedom|
|Jennifer Grubb –||Impact|
|Jennifer MacKenzie –||Missing Pieces|
|Katherine Greening –||Pagoda Anchorage|
|Lillian Telford –||Brunswick Street|
|Lindsay Bamfield –||The Place Between|
|Lisette Drew –||The Cloud Factory|
|Nicky Noah –||The Money Tree|
|Nicole Taylor –||I’m Always Watching You|
|Paul Garrety –||Middle Women|
|Peter Long –||In the Glasshouses|
|Raelene Purtill –||Aesteros Rising|
|Sophie Vivian –||The Banksia Men|
|Tara Barnard –||Caverath Crown|
|Timo Bozsolik-Torres –||Project Scaevola|
|Troy Henderson –||Head Grenade|
Judges describe the long-listed writers were chosen because they proved they deeply understood their story and its genre, and played to the story’s strengths. The long-listed writers displayed application of show not tell, world-building, and active phrasing above the level of the remainder of the field.
Good luck to all those long-listed. Judges now cast a more critical eye over plot, characters, atmosphere, narrative arc, rising tension, technical skills, and the author’s grasp of publicity, and will announce the short list next week.
Thank you to all who entered the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize. In due course, you will receive an email from us with some suggestions judges had for your manuscript. We very much appreciate the depth and range of storylines submitted to us this year.
Previous winners, Khaiah Thomson and Nicole Kelly, join our celebrity guest judging panel to choose the overall winner of the 2021 Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize. They are joined by Hawkeye’s Submissions Editor, Nita Delgardo. The winner will be announced on 16 March 2021.
Four authors short-listed in the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize 2020 went on to be signed by Hawkeye Publishing. As well as Khaiah and Nicole, we signed Camille Booker for her epic novel What If I Fly?, and E. J. Avey for domestic noir thriller, Wellworth – both of which are due for release later this year.