- Like a Small City by Carla de Goede
- Eta Draconis by Brendan Ritchie
- Nameless by
- How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up by Lisa Collyer
- The Sleeping by Melissa Jones Murphy
- Greater City Shadows by Laurie Steed
This year, the Award received almost 300 submissions from all over Australia. The judging panel for the 2022 Award was Tony Hughes-d’Aeth, Leni Shilton, Astrid Edwards and Eleanor Hurt. They noted that the events that have shaped our experiences in the last two years have provided fertile material for Australian writers. More information on the award, the shortlistees and the judges can be found on the UWA Publishing website.
The winner of the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript will receive a cash prize of $10,000 as well as a publishing contract with UWA
This year's winner will be announced in June. Details on the ceremony will be announced shortly.
The 2021 Award winners were Josh Kemp, Banjawarn (January 2022), and Kgshak Akec, Hopeless Kingdom (June 2022). The inaugural winner, Extinctions by Josephine Wilson, went on to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2017.
UWA Publishing thanks the Copyright Agency for it’s ongoing support for the
Dorothy Hewett Award and wishes all shortlisted writers the best of luck!
Find out more about the authors and their manuscripts here.
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