Woollahra Digital Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced
The shortlists for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards, for writing first published online or electronically, have been announced.
- ‘Toot toot’ (Rachel Ang, Going Down Swinging)
- ‘Osaka’ (Alexander Bennetts, Short Australian Stories)
- My Name is Revenge (Ashley Kalagian Blunt, Spineless Wonders)
- ‘The Day Girl’ (Rivqa Rafael, Escape Artists)
- ‘Step on Me’ (Jonno Revanche, Seizure)
- ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in the Ghost Gum’ (Evelyn Araluen, Sydney Review of Books)
- ‘The Leech Barometer’ (Rebecca Giggs, Granta)
- ‘Gothic Body, in Two Parts’ (Eda Gunaydin, Voiceworks)
- ‘Shitposting the Pain Away (Or All the Cars I Have Owned)’ (Dan Hogan, Meanjin)
- ‘The Hot Desk: Working Hot by Mary Fallon’ (Fiona McGregor, Sydney Review of Books)
- ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Stalker’ (Kate Osana Simonian, Shenandoah)
- ‘Vague, Or I can’t Explain it Any Other Way’ (Toby Fitch, Overland)
- ‘Holding Pattern’ (Ross Gibson & Chris Abrahams, Cordite Poetry Review)
- ‘Nine Billion Branches’ (Jason Nelson, Hyperrhiz)
- ‘Instructional: A baited poem’ (Barnaby Smith, Nokturno.fi)
- ‘Origami’ (Christy Tan, Cordite Poetry Review).
A $3000 prize will be awarded to the winning entries in both the fiction and nonfiction categories, and the poetry winner will receive $1000. The fiction prize is awarded to the 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 80,000 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 30 May. For more information, see the website.
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