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The Van Diemen History Prize 2018/19 - ENTRIES OPEN JULY 1, 2018

Good writing about history can be engaging, insightful, poignant or intriguing, but the underlying research will always be authentic and rigorous. To foster quality writing about Tasmanian history, Forty South Publishing is initiating a biennial prize for non-fiction history articles written for a general audience.

Open to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents, the prize is for articles up to 3,000 words on any aspect of Tasmanian history prior to the 21st century.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South. A selection of the best entries will be published in The Van Diemen Anthology 2019.

Entry forms and terms can be downloaded from the “Writing Competitions” page at

Entry fee: $20 per article | Entries close September 24, 2018.

*PLEASE NOTE that previously published articles are eligible for entry but must be must be free of copyright for publication in Tasmania 40°South and the anthology