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Ultimo announces poetry, short fiction prize

Ultimo Press has announced a new annual prize for poetry and short fiction, the Ultimo Prize.

Open to writers under the age of the 30, the prize will be awarded to 30 recipients, who will receive $200 and have their pieces collected and published in an anthology by Ultimo Press.

‘At Ultimo Press we’re excited whenever we read work from emerging voices. We thought it was time to launch a prize that gives a platform to multiple new writers at once, and so the Ultimo Prize was born,’ said publishing director Robert Watkins.

The theme of the inaugural Ultimo Prize is ‘identity’.

Watkins said: ‘This year we’re looking for young writers exploring the subject of identity—and what that means to them, how it inspires them. Writers of fiction and poetry should submit—be brave! We can’t wait to see the exciting, surprising ways you explore this rich subject, and we think readers everywhere will love to discover a generation of new writers when the anthology publishes in November this year.’

The Ultimo Prize is free and open to all Australians and residents of Australia between the ages of 18 and 30, including previously published writers. The judges of the 2021 prize are yet to be announced.

For more information about the Ultimo Prize, see the publisher’s website.


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