The Voiceless Writing Prize
sponsored by Australian Ethical Investment
The Voiceless Writing Prize sponsored by Australian Ethical Investment is given to a piece of writing which advances the understanding of animal sentience, human – animal relationships and the ethical treatment of animals, with a focus on food animals and animals found in the Australian landscape.
The prize is one of the richest of its kind in Australia, offering prizes of $15,000 and $5,000, as well as a payment of $500 to every entrant who has their entry included in the Voiceless Anthology arising from the Prize.
J. M. Coetzee, 2003 Nobel Laureate and twice winner of the Man Booker Prize, will chair the judging panel and serve as Patron of the Prize. Joining him on the judging panel are: Voiceless co-founder and Managing Director, Ondine Sherman; Literary Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, Susan Wyndham; and immediate past Director of the Sydney Writers Festival, Dr Wendy Were.
To enter the Voiceless Writing Prize sponsored by Australian Ethical Investment, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia. Your submitted entry can be a work of fiction or non fiction. It must be a minimum length of 5,000 words and a maximum of 10,000 words. The Sydney Morning Herald is media partner on the prize and may publish excerpts of the winning entries.
Your entry must be an original work entirely written by you and it must be written in English for an adult audience. Children’s and Young Adult works will not be eligible. Previously published works will be accepted. Electronic submission only. Each Entry must be accompanied by its own separate Entry Form.
Entries are now closed. Click here for information about this year's winning entries
Click here for entry form and conditions of entry (PDF)