The Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers
Judges: Sally Dalton-Brown, Trinity College (Chair); Jennifer Mills, Overland; Tony Birch, University of Melbourne
The successful writer will also be offered a place as Writer-in-Residence at Trinity College for a period of up to three months.
The successful piece will be published in the May/June 2015 edition of Overland.
- The prize is open to Indigenous writers who are 30 years or younger at the closing date of the competition.
- In 2015 the prize will be awarded to the best short story (limit of 3000 words).
- The position of Writer-in-Residence at Trinity College is not compulsory and more details will be provided upon presentation of the prize.
- The work must be unpublished at the time of entry.
- Entrants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
- Writers must complete and submit a Confirmation of Aboriginality Form.
- Submission of work will be processed electronically and judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the submitted document.
- The prize will be awarded at the judges’ discretion and they reserve the right to not select a winner if entries are not of a sufficient standard for the current year.
- A second place prize may be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
- The closing date is 31 January 2015. Late applications will not be considered.
Any queries should be directed to Sally Dalton-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.