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Overland announces Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize shortlist

Overland has announced the 2020 shortlist for the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.

The shortlisted stories, chosen from over 500 entries, are:

  • ‘Crossroads’ by Adam Thompson
  • ‘Six Facts About Monarchs’ by Nicholas Duddy
  • ‘Genesis: A Field Study’ by Amanda Niehaus
  • ‘The Butterflyfish’ by Laurie Steed
  • ‘The Case of G: A Child Raised by Trains’ by Tricia Dearborn
  • ‘Kaleen Means Water in Wiradjuri’ by Alison Martin
  • ‘And Then There is Pink’ by Madison Griffiths
  • ‘Anchor Point’ by Allison Browning.

Named for the late Neilma Gantner and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the prize awards short fiction of up to 3000 words ‘themed loosely around the notion of travel’ and is open to writers at any stage of their career.

The winner receives $5000 and publication in the autumn 2021 issue of Overland’s print magazine. Two runners-up will each receive $750 and publication online.

This year’s prize is judged by writers Mirandi Riwoe, Jeanine Leane and Wayne Marshall.

For more information about the award and the shortlisted entries, see the Overland website.


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