Deadline: October 20, 2023

Entry fee: $20

About the competition

The competition is organized by Overland, an Australian literary and cultural magazine.

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.

Stories must be unpublished (including online). Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.

The winner will receive $5,000 AUD. The winning story will be published in Overland. Two runners-up will each receive $750 AUD.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

Competition guideline

  • This is a prize for original pieces of short fiction written in English, up to 3000 words in length.
  • Stories must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers, including Overland.
  • Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  • The prize is open to all writers (located in Australia or elsewhere).
  • Submissions will be processed electronically. Stories should be formatted at 1.5 line spacing and a minimum of 12 point font size (unless formally experimental).
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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