Woollahra Digital Literary Awards 2018 shortlists announced
The shortlists for the 2018 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards, for writing first published online or electronically, have been announced.
- Seeing Through Perspective: A Blind Tourist’s Guide to Art (Ria Andriani, Overland)
- Lyrebirds in the Impasse (David Carlin, Sydney Review of Books)
- Through the Looking Glass (Shu-Ling Chua, Meanjin)
- Brown Cardigan McGuires You: Mainstream Memelords, The Libertarian Laugh, and How to End Things With a Joke, Not a Whimper (Alex Griffin, The Lifted Brow)
- Diary of a Post-Teenage Girl (Eloise Grills, Scum Magazine)
- Seventy-Two Transformations (Jennifer Mills, Sydney Review of Books)
- We Really Need You Tonight (Vince Ruston, Kill Your Darlings)
- Perhaps This Will Be My Last Sharehouse (Fiona Wright, Sydney Review of Books)
- Le Problem Being, (Kate Simonian, Chicago Tribune)
- The Rain Never Came (Lachlan Walter, Amazon ebook)
- A Second Life (Stephen Wright, Brio ebook)
Flash and short fiction
- Lake (Jane Rawson, Review of Australian Fiction)
- Monstrous Beings Through Time (Kate Simonian, Ninth Letter)
- Any Number of Stones (Khalid Warsame, Scum Magazine).
A $3000 prize will be awarded to the winning entries in both the fiction and nonfiction categories, and the flash/short fiction winner will receive $1000. The fiction prize is awarded to best novel, novella or short story collection ‘of a literary nature’; and the nonfiction prize to the best monograph, essay collection or long essay. Entries in both categories could range from 3000 to 100,000 words, and must have been published online or electronically in the first instance.
Entries are judged on literary merit but ‘bravery in publishing in emerging media is [also] acknowledged as part of what makes these works special’.
The winners in each category will be announced at an awards presentation at Woollahra Library in Double Bay on 31 May. For more information, see the website.