The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets

Malcolm Robertson Foundation logoWith the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize was established in 2007 to foster poetry by writers who have not yet published a book of poems under their own name. It has subsequently grown to become the richest and most prestigious prize for emerging poets in Australia. This year the  major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000.

The 2014 prize is now open.

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The Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

Sponsored by Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and supporters, this prize recognises the wonderful talent of so many young indigenous writers across the nation, and offers an opportunity for the best of our writers to be encouraged, published and acclaimed.

The annual prize is $5000 and is open to indigenous writers under 30 years of age. Read the prize guidelines and enter the competition. The 2015 prize is now open.

The Overland Story Wine Prize

The competition aims to discover the finest in original short fiction up to a thousand words in length. The winning story will receive a $3000 first prize and will be published on the label of a Story Wines shiraz, as well as in Overland. Two runners-up will each receive $500.

The 2014 prize has now closed. The competition will reopen in 2015.

The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers

vicuniPresented in conjunction with Victoria University, this is an annual competition intended to encourage new writing. At a grand first prize of $6000, it is the most coveted annual fiction award for new and emerging writers in Australia. There are also two runner-up prizes of $1000.

The results of the 2013 prize were announced in November 2013. The prize-winning stories were published in issue 213 summer 2013.

The 2014  Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize is now closed.