The Hope Prize 2024/ How to Submit (Reward: $13,000 + More)

The Hope Prize 2024 is now open for submissions, offering an exciting opportunity to showcase your talent and advocate for better mental health.

In partnership with Simon & Schuster Australia and Readings, The Hope Prize competition celebrates themes of hope, courage, and resilience. Want to know how you can participate? Read on!

Eligibility for the Hope Prize 2024

The Prize welcomes writers from all walks of life, regardless of background or experience. Here are the key eligibility criteria:

  • Writers must be over 18 years old.
  • Submissions can be in either fiction or nonfiction.
  • Word count should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words.


Submission Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to submit your entry :

  • Submit your short story or essay via the official website,
  • Ensure your submission aligns with the themes of hope, courage, and resilience.
  • Entries must be original and previously unpublished works
  • Deadline on Friday, March 22, 2024.
  • For more information and to submit your entry, visit.

The Hope Prize


Participating offers writers an array of rewards and opportunities:

  • $10,000 first prize sponsored by Simon & Schuster Australia.
  •  $2,000 second prize and $1,000 third prize sponsored by Readings and The Hope Prize.
  • Inclusion in a published anthology by Simon & Schuster Australia, with royalties donated to mental health charity, Beyond Blue.
  • Recognition and exposure for winners and highly commended submissions.
  • Opportunity to share inspiring stories and make a positive impact on readers.

Quentin Bryce, founding judge of says

“This competition is not just about winning a prize but sharing stories that can inspire and uplift others.”
As writers, we have the power to shape narratives that resonate with hope and resilience, especially during challenging times.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative event! Submit your entry to The Hope Prize before the deadline on Friday, March 22, 2024. Let your words spread hope and make a difference in the world.

Together, let’s spread hope and support mental health awareness through the art of storytelling.

For press inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or further information, please contact Lyn Amy at lyn@thehopeprize or call 0417 158 953.

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