2021 ACT Publishing Awards postponed until February 2022

Shortlist on 31 January, winner announced 25 February 2022

The ACT Publishing Awards awards recognise and celebrate Canberra-region works published by small presses as well as self- published titles.

The final date for submissions will be announced once there is a clearer understanding of Canberra’s COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks.to ensurethat all entrants have an appropriate amount of time to safely drop off their entries.

ACT Writers will release the publishing awards shortlist on 31 January 2022, with winners announced on 25 February 2022. ACT Writers opened submissions for the 2021 Publishing Awards in July this year, and those who have already made an entry have the option to retain it or withdraw it and receive a full refund.

ACT Writers, like many organisations, have had to accept that staging an in-person end-of-year celebration for its writing audience, and customary platform for the awards is also an impossibility this year.

The ACT Writers’ suite of family-funded awards: the Marjorie Graber McInnis Short Story Award, the June Shenfield Poetry Award and the Anne Edgeworth Emerging Writer’s Fellowship will still run to plan in 2021.

Contact the ACT Writers Centre for further information: