We're between the lines, helping our writing industry thrive

2019 Fair Australia Prize

image of woman in orange shirt and white hat holding a placard, crowd standing behind her

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 5 x $3000 prizes and 3 x $1000 union member prizes. There are prizes for:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • three best member entries (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only); these $1000 prizes are awarded to member entries in any of the above categories.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Strike’ – entrants are encouraged not to take the theme too literally.  Think about the theme broadly and laterally; use it as a jumping off point for your own ideas (visit the competition page for some suggested prompts and further reading).

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

Closing date: Monday 1 July 2019.

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia edition in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

For more information about edibility guidelines and to submit online, please visit the Overland website.

Posted in Competitions, Poet's HubTagged , ,

Help us to create a state of opportunity for writers and readers in Western Australia

Make your gift to Writing WA before June 30 to receive a tax deduction.  

Find out more >