2019 Inky Awards Nominations

The annual Inky Awards are Australia’s teen choice book awards, with a high-quality shortlist selected by a youth panel and winners decided by a public vote for young adults aged 12-19. 

We invite you to nominate your Young Adult titles for the Gold Inky Award for Australian authors, or the Silver Inky Award for international authors.  The titles must be works of fiction, but can be novels, poetry, anthologies, or graphic novels. Non-fiction is not eligible.

Eligible titles must have been first released in Australia between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018, and they must be readily available to Australian teenagers, in schools, bookshops, and public libraries.


For full eligibility guidelines, please see the Inky Awards page on the Inside a Dog website.

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* In submitting a title for the Inky Awards you, on behalf of your publishing house, are agreeing to:
  • grant copyright permission for the use of book cover images (reproduced in their entirety and without any change to artwork, design, text or font), for the purposes of promoting the Awards.
  • provide fifteen copies of the nominated title, should it become longlisted, for judging and promotional purposes. These copies will need to be received by 1 March 2019.
  • provide a sample chapter of the nominated title, should it become longlisted, for promotional purposes.

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* The nomination fee is $20 per title, you will be issued an invoice once we receive your nominations. Titles cannot be considered for the longlist until the invoice has been paid.

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* We ask that you send one (1) review copy of the title to the Centre for Youth Literature for it to be considered for the longlist.

Please send to:
State Library Victoria
Centre for Youth Literature
Att: Inky Awards
328 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000

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