Published 18 September 200925 September 2009 · Main Posts Joint Vogel winners Jeff Sparrow This year, the Vogel Prize — the big award for novelists under thirty-five — was shared between two writers. Melbourne writer Lisa Lang and Sydney writer Kristel Thornell will share the $20,000 prize for their novels Utopian Man and Night Street. Ms Lang says she is looking forward to meeting her co-winner, who is currently in New York. If anyone else wants to know about Kristel Thornell, a good place to start is with her wonderful story from Overland 195, ‘Cabin Fever’ . Congratulations to both Kristel and Lisa. [Update: there’s also a Kristel story online over at the Mean Ginners. Not that it’s a competition or anything.] Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202326 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.