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Fiction, debut writers and independent publishers are the emphasis in the longlist announced today for the inaugural Stella Prize, the first major new literary award for women’s writing.

The Stella Prize is an exciting new fixture on the awards calendar and is the most high-profile example of what has been, in many ways, a culture change in literary awards since the controversy over the 2011 all-male Miles Franklin shortlist.

Named after Stella Maria Miles Franklin, the award aims to “celebrate women’s contributions to Australian literature”. The prize, worth $50,000, is awarded for the best work by an Australian female author published in the previous calendar year.

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