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Today, we are pleased to announce that entries have opened in the 2015 Premier’s Literary Prizes, celebrating the richness of the Tasmanian literary community.

The 2015 Premier’s Literary Prizes include:

 Tasmania Book Prize – best book with Tasmanian content in any genre. This award of $25,000 recognises the influence Tasmania has had on content or perspective and is sponsored by the Government.

 Margaret Scott Prize – best book by a Tasmanian writer. This $5,000 award is sponsored by the University of Tasmania.

 University of Tasmania Prize – best unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer. This $5,000 award is sponsored by the University of Tasmania.

 Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship – recognising a young Tasmanian writer aged 35 or under. This $5,000 award is sponsored by private philanthropists.

Books entered for the Tasmania Book Prize and the Margaret Scott Prize must have been published between 1 August 2012 and 31 March 2015.

Entries for the 2015 Premier’s Literary Prizes close 22 May 2015.

The winners of the prizes and the People’s Choice Awards for the first three categories will be announced late this year.

Arts Tasmania delivers the prizes in partnership with the University of Tasmania and a private philanthropist.

For more information, eligibility criteria and entry forms visit: www.arts.tas.gov.au/plp
Will Hodgman, Premier Vanessa Goodwin, Minister for the Arts