RMIT Writing & Publishing and Hardie Grant presents the Spark Prize In-Conversation Workshop

Hardie Grant Books and RMIT Writing and Publishing are pleased to introduce the inaugural Spark Prize, a new biennial prize for a narrative non-fiction book proposal. In this conversational workshop, hear from an author and editor about the author-editor relationship and gain valuable insights into writing a book proposal that will grab a publisher's attention.

Headshots of four women (L-R) Emily Clements, Zoe Dzunko, Tracy O’Shaughnessy and Arwen Summers

The event will feature Arwen Summers, publisher of non-fiction at Hardie Grant Books in Melbourne and author of The Lotus Eaters, Emily Clements, alongside RMIT's Bowen Street Press Publisher, Tracy O'Shaughnessy and RMIT Lecturer, Master of Writing and Publishing, Zoe Dzunko.

The Spark Prize opens for submissions on 17 September 2020. The Prize includes $2000 in prize money, a six-month editorial mentorship with Hardie Grant Books and a one-week residency at RMIT’s stunning McCraith House on the Mornington Peninsula. This exciting opportunity is free to enter and open to all writers in Australia.

With panellists Emily Clements, Zoe Dzunko, Tracy O’Shaughnessy and Arwen Summers



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