Gregory Marks on Wake In Fright, Lachlan Summers on the naming of storms, Jack Kirne on colonialism and climate literature, plus new fiction and poetry from Laurie Steed, Karen A Johnson, Yeena Kirkbright, Holly Isemonger, joanne burns, and the winner of the 2021 Nakata Brophy Prize.
For several years now, Overland has been hosting a number of prestigious prizes, with support from organisations such as the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Story Wines and the United Workers Union.
Below is the list of prizes we’re running this year, along with their opening dates. Visit the individual prize page to find out details and guidelines.
Please note: The Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature has been extended, and will now close at 11.59pm Monday 18 January 2021. “Like the kuracca, that is a sentinel bird – always watching over the rest of the mob, Aunty Kerry nurtured, encouraged and inspired a generation of writers. Her energy and commitment were unfailing […]
Currently closed. This competition aims to discover the finest in original short fiction up to 800 words in length. In 2016, the winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and will be published on the label of a Story Wines vintage, as well as in Overland’s last print issue of 2016. Two runners-up will each receive $500 […]
Currently closed. About the prize This annual competition encourages excellent and original short fiction by new writers of up to 3000 words in length. At a grand first prize of $6000, it is a coveted annual fiction award for new writers. There are also two runner-up prizes of $1000. All three winners will be published in […]
Sponsored by Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and supporters, this prize, now in its fifth year, recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia. In 2021, the prize will be awarded to the best short story by an Indigenous writer who is 30 years or younger at the closing date of the competition. […]
2022 prize is now open Judges The prize will be judged by Pam Brown, Toby Fitch and Lachlan Brown. About the prize Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks outstanding poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of […]
2022 prize is now open About the prize 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 […]