Overland and $20,000 Fair Australia Prize for Writing

Overland is pleased to announce the judges of the $20,000 Fair Australia Prize

The $20,000 Fair Australia Prize, supported and funded by the National Union of Workers, closes in less than a month.

The competition will award a $5000 prize in each of the following categories: essay, poetry, short story, and graphic or cartoon.

For this competition, writers and artists are asked to think about how to make Australia more equitable, or the nature of precarious work and how it affects people. (See the Fair Australia Prize’s background material for more detail.)

Overland is pleased to announce the following judges for the prize:

Essay: Sarah Burnside, Overland editor Jacinda Woodhead, and the NUW’s Godfrey Moase
Short story: Overland fiction editor Jennifer MIlls and the NUW’s Emma Kerin
Poetry: Bonny Cassidy, Ali Alizadeh and the NUW’s Carina Garland

Graphic or cartoon: First Dog on the Moon and Sam Wallman

Entries are free. Learn more about this prize, or Overland’s other literary prizes.


Kingston Library Short Story Writing Competition

The Kingston Library is running a Short Story Writing Competition – to run from July 15-August 15, 2009 in 2 categories – young adult 15 to 20 years and adult 21 years and over. The theme is open and the word limit is 1500. They are finalizing the conditions of entry at the moment, so more info TBA.

 The launch is on July 15 at Parkdale Library at 6.00pm. Paddy O’Reilly is the guest speaker and she will provide tips on entering a short story competition – good for members of the Mordialloc Writers Group and all others to attend.

The awards ceremony will be on August 31st, 2009 and Paul Mitchell will be guest speaker.