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O’Sullivan wins 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Jane O’Sullivan has won the 2019 Lip magazine Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction for her short story ‘Limpet Teeth’.

Judge Melanie Joosten said O’Sullivan’s piece, chosen from a shortlist of 10, ‘is a really evocative story with a wonderful foreboding tension. The writing is confident and the details intriguing. It feels like there is a whole world beyond and behind this story, which made me want to read more of it.’

O’Sullivan receives $1000, a 12-month membership to Kill Your Darlings and a collection of books courtesy of the prize’s sponsors.

The judging panel awarded second place to Rae White for their story ‘The Body Remembers’ and third place was awarded to Emily Dang for her story ‘How to Cook Pho’. All three stories will be published on the Lip website.

Now in its seventh year, the Rachel Funari Prize is named in honour of Lip‘s founding editor and is open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers.


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