Ends on August 20, 2017

Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form to submit your short fiction to the Fair Australia Prize.

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

About the Fair Australia Prize

The Fair Australia Prize is five $4000 prizes:

  • one for fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • one for essay (up to 3000 words)
  • one for poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • one for graphic or cartoon (180 mm wide by 255 mm high), and
  • one for the best entry by a NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU member (in any category)

The prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to be part of setting a new agenda for our future, questioning our collective common future and how we might get there, together. Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 229, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for union member entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks if you are a member on the entry form for your category (whether that cartoon, fiction, poetry or essay)

How the prize will be judged

In each category, submissions will be read blind by a panel of judges. Winners will be selected on the basis of their aesthetic excellence, and their engagement with the issues and themes above and in this background material.

Entrants are encouraged to respond creatively and imaginatively – the competition seeks to foster innovative thinking and expression rather than dogma or didacticism.

The prize for the Fiction category is $4000 and publication in Overland.

Submission details

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm 20 August 2017. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the entry conditions before submitting.

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