Seahorse Victoria is proud to be a co-presenter with the City of Melbourne of the 2024 wildcard award category.
Run every two years, the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards encourage emerging writers living in Victoria and celebrates Melbourne’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature.
City of Melbourne’s Libraries is proud to present the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards 2024 and announce the five competition categories:
- Short story (set in Melbourne)
- The Dorothy Porter Award for Emerging Poets
- Narrative non-fiction
- Life Writing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- Feature Category: Stories by Trans and Gender Diverse Writers
The awards will open for submissions on Monday 1 April, 2024. The closing date for submissions is 12am, Monday 3 June 2024.
Every Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award, has a special category for the award year outside of the four permanent categories.
In 2024, the award’s Feature Category will be: Stories by Trans and Gender Diverse writers.
This year’s wildcard award category is co-presented by Seahorse Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Terms and Conditions are available from: Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards 2024 – City of Melbourne.
Workshops for each of the categories, including the Feature Category, will be published shortly.