Overland is on the hunt for new literary voices with submissions for their Emerging Writers Short Story prize closing at the end of August. With a first prize of $6000 and two runners-up prizes of $1000, it’s a fabulous opportunity for any emerging writer.
The prize is for new and emerging writers. Entrants are eligible only if they have not, by the close of the competition, published a single-authored print book (in any genre or form) via a commercial publisher with effective national distribution – that is, distribution in all states. Writers who have published in multi-authored works, in self-published books or in exclusively electronic form are still eligible.
The competition accepts stories up to 3,000 words in length and will by judged a team that includes Overland’s fiction editor, Jennifer Mills; Victoria University Creative Writing lecturer Enza Gandolfo; and Overland editors Jeff Sparrow and Jacinda Woodhead.