Home » Calendars » Opportunities and Competitions » Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Date: Mon November 16 2020 12:00 am to Mon November 16 2020 11:59 pm

Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500)

2020 prize now open

Judges: Mirandi Riwoe, Jeanine Leane and Wayne Marshall


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 first print issue for 2021. Two runners-up will each receive $750 and be published at Overland online to coincide with the release of the first print issue for 2021.



Competition closes 11.59 pm, Monday 16 November 2020. 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.



More information: https://overland.org.au/prizes/overland-neilma-sidney-short-story-prize/

Scroll to Top