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Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Date: Wed December 1 2021 12:00 am to Fri January 7 2022 11:59 pm

2021 prize is now open – deadline extended to 7 January 2022

Judges: Julie Koh, Alice Robinson and Mykaela Saunders

About the prize

Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.

The winning story will receive a $5000 first prize and be published in Overland’s Autumn 2022 issue. Two runners-up will each receive $750 and be published at Overland online in 2022.


Competition closes 11.59 pm, Monday 20 December 2021. Please read the entry guidelines below to confirm eligibility.

Entry fee: $12 for subscribers and $20 for non-subscribers.

**Another option is to take out one of our special prize subscriptions: for $56, you get discounted entry to the competition and a one-year discounted subscription to Overland (includes four print issues and the daily online magazine, invitations to subscriber events, and other opportunities and giveaways).

You may also be interested to read last year’s judges’ report and the winning stories.



For more information, visit the Overland website at: https://overland.org.au/prizes/overland-neilma-sidney-short-story-prize

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