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‘Overland’ Victoria University Short Story Prize 2018 winners announced

Katerina Gibson has won the 2018 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for new and emerging writers for her story ‘How to disappear into yourself (in 8 steps)’.

Chosen from a shortlist of 13, ‘How to disappear into yourself (in 8 steps)’ is a ‘step-by-step guide on how finding your sense of self can be all-consuming’.

Overland also announced two runners-up: Ashleigh Synnott for ‘Nothing in the night’, about a man nearing the end of his life; and Erik Garkain for ‘Dear Ophelia’, which follows the autopsy of Ophelia, revealing ‘her secrets splayed open for the forensic world to see’.

This year’s judges were Michelle Cahill, Sarah Schmidt, Tom Clark and Jennifer Mills.

Gibson will receive $6000, and Synnott and Garkain both receive $1000. All three stories will feature in the next issue of Overland in late September.

For more information about the prize, click here.



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