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Overland creates new prize in honour of Reed-Gilbert

Overland literary journal has created a new prize in honour of the late Wiradjuri elder, poet, writer, activist and artist Kerry Reed-Gilbert.

The Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature is intended to reward ‘excellence and generosity in Australian writing, irrespective of form and genre’ and is open to entries in fiction, essay, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, cartoon or graphic story, and digital or audio storytelling.

‘As a brilliant storyteller in multiple genres, we feel that this hybridity honours Aunty Reed-Gilbert’s legacy, and that the decision to create new platforms and opportunities during a difficult time for writing and culture, resonates with her tireless commitment towards nurture and mentoring,’ said Overland.

The winner will receive $5000, with two runner-ups to receive $1000 each.

The inaugural prize will be judged by Jeanine Leane, Justin Clemens and Elena Gomez.

Entries close Monday 18 January. For more information see the Overland website.


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