The doors are once again open for submissions to NewSouth Publishing's Best Australian Science Writing anthology and the Bragg UNSW Press Prize.

As editor of the 2015 anthology, I'm looking for excellent science writing from all corners and dimensions of science; from the big picture to the intimately personal; from scientists and non-scientists; from poetry to prose, and everything in between.

I’m interested in news stories, features, blogs, opinion pieces, poems, short stories, book chapters, and excerpts published since 1 January 2014. Soon-to-be published works will also be considered. Maximum length is 7000 words, but brevity is also appreciated.

Entries published between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 will also be eligible for Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing, which offers a first prize of $7000 and two runner-up prizes of $1500 each. To download a Bragg Prize entry form, visit

Please send your submissions (or queries) to by 31 March 2015, or visit for more information.

Thank you, in gleeful anticipation of reading your contributions,


Freelance science journalist, author and broadcaster, 0411 420 913, Blackheath, NSW, Australia

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