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Philp wins 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Lip magazine’s 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction has been presented to Alexandra Philp for her story ‘Pools 2007’.

The award is open to all women, female identifying and non-binary writers, who were asked to submit previously unpublished and unperformed fiction of up to 2000 words that engages with the theme of ‘other’.

Gabrielle Tozer, on behalf of the judging panel, described the winning story as ‘an authentic, vivid portrayal of country life’. ‘I enjoyed the nostalgic framing and tight prose of this story, and was drawn in by the slowly unravelling family drama,’ said Tozer.

Second place was awarded to Emily O’Grady for her story ‘Mammal’ and third place went to Alice Bishop for her story ‘Aftermath’. Emily Clements’ story ‘The Glass Half’ was highly commended.

View the full shortlist here. For more information about the award, click here.


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