This annual competition encourages excellent and original short fiction by new writers of up to 3000 words in length. At a grand first prize of $6000, it is a coveted annual fiction award for new writers in Australia. There are also two runner-up prizes of $1000. All three winners will be published in the spring issue of Overland.
For the purposes of this competition, ‘new or emerging’ describes a writer who has published no more than one book with commercial distribution. (That is, writers who have no books, or who have published one book are eligible; writers with two books or more are ineligible. If you are the author of several chapbooks or books with small print runs, you can contact them to confirm eligibility: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Competition closes 11.59 pm, Wednesday 31 May 2017. Please read the entry guidelines to confirm eligibility here.
2017 Judges: author Frank Moorhouse, UQP editor Ian See and Overland’s Rachael McGuirk. You can read their full bios on the website.
- New subscriber: $56 (incl. $12 entry fee and $44 subscription)
- Current subscriber: $12
- Non-subscriber: $20
- Victoria University student or staff member: Free
For full details, please visit the website here.