The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction aims to unearth new, audacious, authentic and/or inauthentic voices from both Australia and the world.
What is ‘experimental non-fiction’? Like all non-fiction writing it is steeped in facts, real events and real people, with the aim of communicating information, argument, and truth. It differs from traditional non-fiction in that it tries to convey its meaning using unorthodox form, or style, or voice, or point-of-view, or etc. The best pieces of experimental non-fiction are those in which any unorthodox element deepens the meaning and authenticity of the subject matter.
Submissions to this prize need to be able to be published on the printed page.
Thanks to CAL sponsorship and RMIT, The Lifted Brow is able to offer $5000 to the winner of the prize, as well as $500 for two runners-up. The winner will also be published in issue 35 of their quarterly journal, and the runners-up will enter into discussions with the Brow’s editors about possible publication.
The deadline for entries to the prize is May 29th.
There is an entry fee of US$7 (waived for Brow subscribers and RMIT students and alumni). Entries are open now. Head over to the website to view the full details and submit here.