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Inaugural ‘Overland’ Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for Overland’s inaugural Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize for travel-themed short fiction has been announced.

The eight shortlisted entries are:

  • ‘Budapest’ (Kieran Cash)
  • ‘The republic’ (Laura Elvery)
  • ‘K-K-K’ (Lauren Foley)
  • ‘Panama’ (Harriet McKnight)
  • ‘Civilisation at last’ (Toby Sime)
  • ‘On the road to Kuang Si Falls’ (Ashleigh Synnott)
  • ‘Aunty’ (Katy Warner)
  • ‘The last class’ (Tara June Winch).

Named after Neilma Gantner and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the prize awards short fiction of up to 3000 words ‘themed around the notion of travel’ and is open to writers at any stage of their career.

The winner will be announced on 17 March and will receive $4000 and publication in Overland’s print magazine, and two runners-up will each receive $500 and publication online.

The prize is judged by writers Alice Pung, Ellen van Neerven and Stephanie Convery.

For more information about the award and shortlisted entries, click here.



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