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The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Date: Fri April 20 2018 12:00 am to Fri April 20 2018 11:59 pm

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is a themed fiction competition open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers.

The theme of our 2018 competition is ‘Metamorphosis’, with a focus on women’s stories. We’re looking for creative, insightful fiction up to 2000 words that addresses the theme in any way.

Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was Lip’s founding editor. Tragically, Rachel went missing in 2011 while on holiday in Tasmania. We hold this prize in her honour because she was determined to better the lives and opportunities for young women.

All entries must be:

  1. Original pieces of writing, up to 2000 words, that engage with the theme
  2. Previously unpublished, unperformed, and not entered into any other competition
  3. Written by Australian residents
  4. Written by women, female-identifying or non-binary writers



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