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‘Overland’ Story Wine Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for Overland’s inaugural Story Wine Prize has been announced. 

The shortlisted stories are:

  • ‘I thought maybe I could be a lounge singer’ by Lauren Aimee Curtis
  • ‘Parts per million’ by Michael Blake
  • ‘Father’ by Neil Boyack
  • ‘6pm Saturday night’ by Sally Breen
  • ‘Letter to Margaret Atwood’ by Michelle Cahill
  • ‘Farewelling time’ by Dominic Carew
  • ‘Up above’ by Omar J Sakr
  • ‘That inward eye’ by Leah Swann
  • ‘Fishing’ by Rhys Tate
  • ‘The outer planets’ by Ariella Van Luyn
  • ‘Endangered’ by Roger Vickery
  • ‘Moon shiny night’ by Michelle Wright.


The prize was established in April for original short fiction of up to 1000 words in length.

The winning story will be announced in late September and will be published on the label of a Story Wines Shiraz, as well as in Overland. The winner will receive $3000 and two runners-up will each receive $500. The prize will open again in 2015.

Three judges—novelist and editor Clare Strahan, wine writer and critic Campbell Mattinson, and short story writer and novelist Paddy O’Reilly—selected the shortlist from over 400 entries. The judges said they found the stories to be ‘clever and diverse, and of a high standard overall’.

For more information on the prize, visit the Overland website here.  



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