The 2021 CALEB Awards are open for entry in the following categories:
- Adult fiction
- Adult nonfiction
- Young Adult fiction
- Children’s fiction (early reader and middle grade)
- Children’s picture books
The contest is open to books by Australian or New Zealand Christian authors, or Christian authors living in Australia or New Zealand. Entrants must confirm they agree with the Omega Writers Statement of Belief.
Entries must be written from a Christian world view i.e. they must be consistent with the Omega Writers Statement of Belief and not contain objectionable content (e.g. profanity, sexual situations, or excessive violence.)
The 2021 CALEB Awards are for books published in 2018, 2019, and 2020 (as determined by their copyright date), and which were not entered in the 2019 award (as some 2018 books were eligible to be entered in 2018). Books which have previously been entered in the Unpublished section of the CALEB Awards may be entered.
The entry fees are:
- AUD 40 per entry for members of Omega Writers.
- AUD 70 per entry for non-members (click here to join Omega Writers, then get the membership rate once your membership has been confirmed).
Members, you will receive an email advising you of the discount code.
Proceeds from the CALEB Award will support the Omega Writers Conference scholarship fund.
Entries are open from 15 March (today) to 20 April 2021.
- Click here to read the Published Award rules.
- Click here to enter and pay.
- Once you have entered and paid, click here to submit your manuscript.
The winner in each category will receive an engraved trophy plus publishing services to the value of AUD 400 from one of our sponsors:
- Adult Fiction: Editing services from Iola Goulton at Christian Editing Services
- Adult Nonfiction: Cover design for paperback and ebook from Lisa Renee at The Collaborative Press
- Young Adult Fiction: Editing services from Nola Passmore at The Write Flourish
- Children’s fiction (Early Reader and Middle Grade): TBC
- Children’s Picture Books: TBC
Entries close on 30 April.
Interested in Judging?
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to judge the 2021 CALEB Awards. We are still accepting volunteers. If you’re interested: