Crystal Arts Trust Master of Creative Writing Prize

A $10,000 Prize for the MCW student who has completed the highest-quality manuscript most likely to succeed commercially.

About the scholarship

Application status: No application required
Applicable study: Master of Creative Writing
Opening date:
Closing date: By nomination
For: Prize
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $10,000

The Prize was established in 2021 and is funded by the Crystal Arts Trust, which was founded by James and Rosetta Allan to support literature, music and visual art. Rosetta is a graduate of the Master of Creative Writing programme and has published both poetry and novels.

The main purpose of the Prize is to recognise the student in the Master of Creative Writing degree at the University of Auckland who has completed, in the year of the award, the highest-quality manuscript most likely to succeed commercially. The Prize aims to facilitate the publication of that manuscript.


How to apply

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