25 June 2018

Myfanwy Jones and David Golding lead The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize Live Q&A

We’re delighted to announce that Myfanwy Jones and David Golding will lead The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize Live Q&A

Now in its sixth year, The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize is a unique development award to foster talented writers aged 30 and under writing longform work. Entries are currently open, and submissions between 5,000 and 10,000 words are welcome across all nonfiction genres, including memoir, journalism, essay, and creative nonfiction.

The 2018 winner will receive cash prize of $3000, an editorial mentorship to develop their work and a generous selection of new-release Scribe books tailored to their reading interests. Shortlisted writers also receive a book-pack from Scribe publications and personalised feedback relating to their entry. All shortlisted writers will receive an invitation to an exclusive craft development masterclass with Australia’s best nonfiction writers.

If you’ve got a burning question about the Prize, or just want some advice on your entry, we’ve got the perfect solution. The 2018 Scribe Prize Live Q&A will be hosted online on Thursday 2 August, where staff from Scribe Publications and Express Media will be on hand to answer all your questions in real time. You’ll have access to the expertise editors Myfanwy Jones and David Golding and be able to get some insight into how the prize works and what we’re looking for from submissions.

Get your questions ready and RSVP to the event now.

Join the event now, so you remember tune into the conversation and livestream this event. Feel free to post your questions in the Facebook page in the lead up or tweet them to us @Express__Media. The Youtube link to this event will be posted on the day.

The Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers is presented in partnership with Scribe Publications and Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival.

Myfanwy Jones is author of novels The Rainy Season, shortlisted for The Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award 2010, and LEAP, long-listed for the 2016 Voss Literary Prize and finalist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. She also co-authored the best-selling Parlour Games for Modern Families, awarded ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children 2010. She lives by a creek in Melbourne and works freelance as a structural editor and writing mentor.

David Golding is a senior editor at Scribe. He has been involved with the Scribe Nonfiction Prize since 2014.