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The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Date: Fri April 17 2020 12:00 am to Fri April 17 2020 11:59 pm

With: Lip Mag

The Rachel Funari Prize for Literature

Now in its eighth year, the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is accepting entries of creative, insightful fiction up to 2000 words that engage with the theme FUTURE.

The competition is open to all women and non-binary writers.

All entries must be original, previously unpublished and unperformed.

This prize is held in honour of Lip’s late founding editor, Rachel Funari, in recognition of her contribution to the arts.

Winner of the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, Jane O’Sullivan, said:

“It’s something special to know your work will be read and seriously considered by the judges, even if you’re only starting out. Winning the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction has been a huge turning point for me, giving me both the confidence and support to keep writing. The prize is well supported by publishers and the wider community and it’s a fantastic opportunity for female-identifying and non-binary writers. I’m so proud to be a part of it and Rachel Funari’s legacy.”

You can read Jane’s winning story, Limpet Teeth, here

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All entries must be:

  1. Original pieces of writing, up to 2000 words that engage with the theme
  2. Previously unpublished, unperformed, and not currently entered into any other competition
  3. Written by Australian residents
  4. Written by women or non-binary writers
  5. Received via email (competitions@lipmag.com) between Monday 2nd March 2020 and 5pm Friday 17th April 2020

 


 

The winners of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction will be announced during the Emerging Writers’ Festival in June.

FIRST PLACE

  • $1000 cash prize
  • A 12-month digital membership to Kill Your Darlings
  • A book pack courtesy of Affirm Press, Pan Macmillan Australia, Fremantle Press and Scribe Publications
  • Publication on our website

     

SECOND PLACE

  • $500 cash prize
  • A 12-month digital membership to Kill Your Darlings
  • A book pack courtesy of Affirm Press, Pan Macmillan Australia, Fremantle Press and Scribe Publications
  • Publication on our website

     

THIRD PLACE

  • $250 cash prize
  • A 12-month digital membership to Kill Your Darlings
  • A book pack courtesy of Affirm Press, Pan Macmillan Australia, Fremantle Press and Scribe Publications
  • Publication on our website

     

BEST ENTRY FROM A VICTORIAN RESIDENT

  • A 12-month membership to Writers Victoria

     

BEST ENTRY FROM A NSW RESIDENT

  • A 12-month membership to Writing NSW

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: https://lipmag.com/about/the-rachel-funari-prize-for-fiction/

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