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2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize



Posted on 10 September 2023

20 October 2023

Who may enter
The award is open to anyone.

Short description
The competition is organized by Overland, an Australian literary and cultural magazine.

“ 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.

Stories must be unpublished (including online). Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.

Entry fee
$12 AUD
for subscribers and $20 AUD for non-subscribers.

The winner will receive $5,000 AUD. The winning story will be published in Overland.

Two runners-up will each receive $750 AUD.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.