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Island Nonfiction Prize

Date: Sun April 11 2021 12:00 am to Sun April 11 2021 11:59 pm

Thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, we are delighted to launch the inaugural ISLAND NONFICTION PRIZE.

What are we looking for?

We want to read about what fascinates, excites or enrages you. Your entry doesn’t have to be zeitgeisty – there are so many ways to be curious and about so many things. We encourage you to investigate, experiment, wax lyrical and manifest. Introduce us to new ideas, new worlds and new forms of expression. We can’t wait to read your work!

The prize will be judged blind. The judging panel will be chaired by Island‘s nonfiction editor, Anna Spargo-Ryan, with Rae Johnson and Sarah Ayoub (bios below).


The winning writer will receive $3000 and their work will be published in Island issue 162, due for publication in July 2021.

The winner will also receive a four-issue subscription to Island*

All other entries will be considered for publication in 2021 under Island‘s usual terms and conditions. For more info https://islandmag.com/submissions


Entry is open to Australian citizens and residents only.

No age limit applies.

Current Island magazine staff, interns and board members are not eligible.



For more information and submissions, visit the Island website at: https://islandmag.com/nonfictionprize

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