Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize


Published: Wednesday, 16 September 2020

16 November 2020

Who may enter
The award is open to anyone.

The competition is organised 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Stories must be unpublished (including online).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’s first print issue for 2021.

Two runners-up will each receive $750 AUD.

Competition website
For further information visit official website https://overland.org.au/prizes/overland-neilma-sidney-short-story-prize/