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Calibre Essay Prize 2023


Last date
30 December 2022

Who may enter?
The competition is open to all essayists writing in English. There is no age limit.

Short description
The Calibre Essay Prize is an annual Australian Book Review essay-writing award.

We welcome essays of all kinds: personal or political, literary or speculative, traditional or experimental. Founded in 2007, the Calibre Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new non-fiction essay.

Entries must be a single non-fiction essay of 2,000 and 5,000 words.

Essays must be written in English.

Previously published, prize-winning, or broadcast essays will not be accepted.

Entries must be submitted online via the ABR website entry page.

Entry fee
Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of AU$30, or AU$15 for current ABR subscribers.

The winner will receive AU$5,000.
The runner-up will receive AU$2,500.

The winning essay will be published in the May 2023 issue (print and online). The runner-up will be published in the June, July or August 2023 issue (print and online).

How to enroll?
For further information visit the official competition website.

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