The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets
With 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.
For more about Judith Wright’s contribution to Australian poetry and Australian life, check out Georgie Arnott’s review of Wright’s correspondence.
The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
Presented in conjunction with Victoria University, this is an annual competition intended to encourage new writing. Read the prize guidelines.
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 2012 prize were announced in November 2012. The prize-winning stories were published in issue 209 summer 2012. The prize will be re-opening in 2013.