Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award

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Nominations for the 2024 Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award are now open nationally. 

With a major prize of $40,000, the award is Waverley Council’s annual celebration of the best in Australian research-based literature.

Submissions are judged on high literary merit, quality research, readability and value to the community.

Other prizes on offer include the Nib People’s Choice Prize ($4,000) and the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize (6 x $1,500).

Literary works of any genre first published between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024 are eligible for submission.

For more information please refer to the 2024 Award Nomination Guidelines.

Nominate as an author

Nominate as a publisher

Express your interest in joining the award judging panel

Waverley Council invites authors, academics, literary critics, and book industry professionals to express their interest in joining the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award Judging Panel for the three-year term 2024, 2025 and 2026.

The judging period occurs between April & October each year and can be completed remotely.

Find more information, including details of relevant honorarium and commitment, here.

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The Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award is presented annually by Waverley Council with generous support from Principal Sponsors Mark and Evette Moran, and community partner Gertrude and Alice Bookshop and Café.