Calibre Essay Prize


The Calibre Essay Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay and it is now worth a total of $7,500. The Calibre Essay Prize, then known as the Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, was first presented in 2007 as part of a joint initiative between ABR and Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

(03) 96998822
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Contact Name
Peter Rose, Editor, Australian Book Review (ABR)
Australian Book Review
Every year
Submission Information
The Prize is open to all essayists writing in English. Seeks essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject; welcomes essays of all kinds: personal or political, literary or speculative, traditional or experimental.
$15 for ABR subscribers; $25 for non-subscribers