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‘Overland’ Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize 2017 shortlist announced

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

The 13 shortlisted entries are:

  • ‘If there are zebra finches’ (Claire Aman)
  • ‘Hot days’ (Joey Bui)
  • ‘Hungry’ (Bill Collopy)
  • ‘Amusements’ (Brooke Dunnell)
  • ‘Unspooling’ (Laura Elvery)
  • ‘Kiss Lovie, smile for Lovie’ (Judyth Emanuel)
  • ‘Alappuzha’ (Kathryn Hummel)
  • ‘Year of sleep’ (Emily O’Grady)
  • ‘Salt of the earth’ (Sonali Patel)
  • ‘I am human and I need to be loved’ (Allee Richards)
  • ‘Psychosexual thriller’ (Ursula Robinson-Shaw)
  • ‘Seismophobia’ (Jenny Sinclair)
  • ‘Dirt’ (Tanya Vavilova)

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 ‘late next week’, and will receive $4000 and publication in Overland’s print magazine, and two runners-up will each receive $500 and publication online.

This year’s prize was judged by writers Nic Low, Ryan O’Neill and Jennifer Mills.

For more information about the award and the shortlisted entries, see the Overland website.


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