Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Writers working in the Mind Body Spirit genre have just nine days left to enter their work to the 2016 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards.

The Awards, now in their 13th year have a total prize value of $20,000. There are two categories; one for Unpublished Manuscripts and the second for a published work. The winner of each category receives $10,000.

Entries close on 31 March 2016.

Spokesperson for The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust, Adonia Wylie says the judging panel is looking for fiction or non-fiction works that have the potential to uplift and enhance people, relationships and society.

“The diversity and talent of writers working in this mind body spirit field is impressive. We enjoy reading works that extend our knowledge of the genre and encourage all writers to submit their work.”

Last year, Canterbury minister, Ron Hay won the $10,000 award in the Published Book category for his work: Finding the Forgotten God. Rohana Ulluwishewa, an Honorary Research Associate at Massey University – Palmerston North, won the $10,000 Unpublished Manuscript category prize for Spirituality Demystified: Understanding Spirituality in Rational Terms.

The awards are unique in the country for their encouragement of writing in the mind, body, spirit field.

Shortlisted writers will be announced mid-July and the award winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust’s own venue, Hopetoun Alpha in Auckland on 19 August, 2016.

Submission forms and entry details are available from or from The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust office, phone: 0800 367 242, e-mail:

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