UQP wins the ABIAs Small Publisher of the Year 2021
UQP are thrilled, delighted and rather chuffed to have received the award for Small Publisher of the Year at the 2021 ABIAs. We are proud of our small team for all they have achieved in the past 12 months and we're excited about what the future will bring.
The ABIA judges' comments on the University of Queensland Press (UQP):
UQP has been recognised with 13 award wins and 30 shortlistings in 2020. In the wake of COVID-19, it launched several initiatives: the UQP Quentin Bryce Award, the UQP Writing Mentorship, and Extraordinary Voices for Extraordinary Times podcast.
It supported and actively promoted local bookshops and partnered with the Queensland Department of Education – to beam animated readings of UQP picture books into homes and classrooms.
To improve diversity and career pathways for the literary sector – UQP launched its Indigenous Placement Program which has since been recognised as an industry-leading initiative – and hosted six internships for people from diverse and minority backgrounds, including an intern from Vision Australia.