Published 13 April 201827 April 2018 · Announcement / Prizes Final results of the 2017 Nakata Brophy Prize! Editorial team The Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia. Sponsored by the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College, the prize alternates each year between fiction and poetry; this year’s prize is for the best poem (up to 88 lines) by an Indigenous writer under 30. First place is $5000, publication in Overland’s print magazine, and a three-month writing residency at Trinity College, the oldest student residence at the University of Melbourne; two runner-up prizes are also awarded. Overland, Trinity College and the judges for the 2017 competition – Jeanine Leane, Toby Fitch and Gayle Allan – are pleased to announce the three writers who placed in the 2017 competition: First place: ‘haunted house’ – Raelee Lancaster ‘haunted house’ is a poem about hauntings – in the Land, in homes, and in people. Raelee Lancaster is a shortlisted poet, research assistant, and creative producer currently based in Brisbane. Raised on Awabakal land, with ties to the Wiradjuri nation. Her work has featured in Rabbit, Westerly: Flux, Voiceworks, and on stages in and around Brisbane. Runner-up: ‘A dance of hands’ – Kirli Saunders ‘A dance of Hands’ was written with gratitude for a love that is no longer. Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman. She is the Manager of Poetic Learning and Cultural Liaison at Red Room Poetry. Kirli founded the Poetry in First Languages project. Her first children’s picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines has been selected for Bologna Book Fair 2018. Runner-up: ‘revolve’ – Susie Anderson I’ve been pulling together moon moments for years, but there was a line in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing that became the glue for this piece about ceremony and story from Western Vic culture – the story of Gnowee – and moon mythology from other nations, like Tiwi artist Timothy Cook’s paintings of Kulama: ‘The earth rotates, holding my body down to it as it holds the moon’. Susie Anderson is a Wergaia and Wemba Wemba woman from Western Victoria and currently lives in Sydney. She has performed at local and international poetry events including LitCrawl Wellington and the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne. In 2016 she was a resident at the Banff Centre in Canada and in 2014 had a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship. Selected publications include Runway Magazine, Running Dog, Rabbit Poetry, Australian Book Review, Voiceworks and The Lifted Brow. Congratulations to these writers, and thanks to all those who submitted to this year’s Nakata Brophy Prize. Note that the 2018 prize will open 1 December and will be awarded to the best short story. Lead image: Hosier and Rutledge Lane, Melbourne / flickr Editorial team More by Editorial team 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 23 January 202325 January 2023 · Announcement An announcement Editorial team In 2023, as we look towards our 250th edition and prepare for Overland’s 70th anniversary, we wish to make a tangible commitment to improve working conditions for our community, and ensure that whatever funding challenges we might face as a left-wing not-for-profit publisher are not passed on to our contributors. As such, we are proud to become the first publishers to sign onto the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s Freelance Charter, which affirms the rights and protections of freelance contributors. First published in Overland Issue 228 3 November 20227 November 2022 · Events Subscriberthon 2022 Friends and Sponsors Editorial team Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions to the 2022 Overland Subscriberthon!