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Overland’s prizes

For several years now, Overland has been hosting a number of prestigious prizes, with support from organisations such as the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Victoria University, Story Wines and the National Union of Workers. In 2015, we’re pleased to run both the Fair Australia and the Neilma Sidney Short Story prizes for the very first time.

Below is the list of prizes we’re running this year, along with their opening dates. Visit the individual prize page to find out details and guidelines.

Overland NUW Fair Australia Prize

Worth $20,000. Now closed.

Story Wine Prize

Worth $5000. Opens 29 May.

Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers

Worth $8000. Opens 6 July.

Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Worth $5000. Opens 14 September.

Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets

Worth $9000. Opens 14 September.

Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

Worth $5000. Opens 1 December.