About the award
Note the Guidelines for this Award have changed in 2023.
The winner of the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing ($5,000) is chosen from debut entries submitted for all the award categories (no additional entry fee is required for this award).
Entrants should indicate on the entry form if their book, play or script is a debut work.
Entrants for this Award must not have previously had a full-length work in any of the categories covered by the NSW Premier's Literary Awards (other than Translation) professionally published or performed.
The Award seeks to recognise outstanding new literary talent and is sponsored by UTS.
Past winners and shortlists
About Glenda Adams
The award recognises the literary achievements of Glenda Emilie Adams (1939–2007), Australian novelist and play writer. Adams was born in Ryde, Sydney. She graduated from University of Sydney with an Honours degree in Indonesian and later, won a scholarship to study at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, graduating in 1965. Adams returned to Australia later teaching creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. She published four novels, several short stories and plays. Her second novel Dancing on Corals won the Miles Franklin Award and a Special Award at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards in 1987.