Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers

The 2013 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers is now open. This year, for the first time, the competition is open to both Australian and New Zealand writers.
The competition aims to discover the finest in original short fiction by new writers across Australia and New Zealand – that is, writers who have not yet published a book with commercial distribution (see the prize guidelines for details). With a $6000 first prize and two runner-up prizes of $1000, the award is the most lucrative of its kind in both countries. All three winning stories will be published in Overland’s final issue of 2013.
The 2013 competition will be judged by Victoria University academic Enza Gandolfo, Overland editors Jeff Sparrow and Jacinda Woodhead, and Overland fiction editor Jennifer Mills.
Entry fees are $12 for subscribers and $18 for non-subscribers. The competition is free for Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia) students. For the duration of the competition, there is a special combined subscription and entry rate: for $55 writers can subscribe to Overland for one year and enter the competition at a reduced rate. Visit the Short Story Prize page for details.
The competition closes midnight, 31 August 2013. Winners will be announced in Overland 213, the final issue of the year.
Read the prize guidelines.


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