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‘Overland’ Victoria University Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 Overland Victoria University (VU) Short Story Prize for new writers has been announced.

The shortlisted stories are:

  • ‘Mr Bananafish’ (Caoimhe McKeogh)
  • ‘Geraldton wax’ (Beejay Silcox)
  • ‘Nothing in the night’ (Ashleigh Synnott)
  • ‘Cultures’ (Aurora Adams)
  • ‘White April’ (Stephen Pham)
  • ‘Dear Ophelia’ (Erik Garkain)
  • ‘King of Woonona’ (Jenna Owen)
  • ‘Ziggy’ (Sebastian Gonzalez Barlia)
  • ‘How to disappear into yourself (in 8 steps)’ (Katerina Gibson)
  • ‘These tended things’ (Lara Saunders)
  • ‘Onder’ (Else Fitzgerald)
  • ‘The last of its kind’ (Donna Mazza)
  • ‘The rocks of New Norfolk and Environment D’ (Sandra Potter).

The winner will receive $6000, while two runners-up will receive $1000 each. The shortlist was chosen from a pool of over 800 entries. Writer Sarah Schmidt, writer and editor Michelle Cahill, writer and VU academic Tom Clark, and writer and Overland fiction editor Jennifer Mills are the judges for this year’s prize.

All three winning entries, along with the judges’ notes, will be published in the spring issue of Overland.

To learn more about the prize and shortlisted authors, click here.



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