Subbed In 2018 Chapbook Prize finalists announced
The finalists for the 2018 Subbed In Chapbook Prize have been announced.
The 14 manuscripts selected as finalists are:
- ‘Plunge the Mirkwood’ (Sumudu Samarawickrama)
- ‘Unicorns with Unibrows’ (Brianna Bullen)
- ‘Friends of Charlene/ANGEL K: contemporary stan culture and defacto gay motherhood, the angelic pop figurehead, and emotional risk in Kylie Minogue’s music’ (Jonno Revanche)
- ‘The Hostage’ (Šime Knežević)
- ‘sediment’ (Claire Albrecht)
- ‘If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams’ (Eloise Grills)
- ‘Wheeze’ (Marcus Whale)
- ‘burgeoning’ (Zhi Yi Cham)
- ‘DOOM GUT’ (Ursula Robinson-Shaw)
- ‘Pag-asa’t Panalangin’ (Joseph Schwarzkopf)
- ‘WHEN I DIE SLINGSHOT MY ASHES ONTO THE SURFACE OF THE MOON’ (Jennifer Nguyen)
- ‘nostalgia has ruined my life’ (Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle)
- ‘how to eat fire and why’ (Mitch Cave)
- ‘HAUNT (THE COOLIE)’ (Jason Gray).
Subbed In had originally planned to publish the work of one winner, but explained that ‘given the overwhelming quality of the work’, it decided to launch a Pozible campaign, which it hopes will provide the funds to publish two additional titles.
The prize aims to support emerging writers (including those who have not previously published a book) who are working in the forms of poetry, microfiction/nonfiction or ‘a blend of these mediums’.
Subbed In expanded the prize—previously open to NSW residents only—to writers across Australia earlier this year.
For more information, see the website.