Our prizes


For several years now, Overland has been hosting a number of prestigious prizes, with support from organisations such as the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Victoria University, 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.

Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Worth $6500. Open now.

Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize

Worth $9000. Open now.

Overland Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature

Worth $7000. Open soon.

Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

Prize: $5000 and a residency up to three months. Open in 2021.

Fair Australia Prize

Worth $20,000. Now closed. Will reopen in 2023.