Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

Image. Advertisement:

Allan wins 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Lip magazine’s 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction has been presented to Liz Allan for her story ‘Our Voices, Fierce’.

Margot McGovern, on behalf of the judging panel, described the winning story as ‘a haunting story of young women coming into their power’. ‘There is such a strong and compelling narrative voice here that captures the clique’s blossoming fierceness, the gossipy parlance of girlhood and the innocence being cast aside,’ she added.

Allan receives a $1000 cash prize for her win.

Second place was awarded to Emily Clements for her story ‘Post’ and third place went to Kristin Hannaford for her story ‘Quiquiriqui’.

The award is open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers, who were asked to submit previously unpublished and unperformed fiction of up to 2000 words that engages with the theme of ‘metamorphosis’.

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



Category: Local news