The 2018 Fair Australia Prize – Australia’s only union-sponsored literary competition – is now open for entries. The prize invites writers of fiction, poetry and essays, as well as graphic artists, to be part of setting a new agenda for our future.

The prize will award a total of $18,000 in prize money to five winners. Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia edition of Overland, to be launched in Melbourne in early December. Entry to the prize is free.

The theme of this year’s prize is: new collectives, old struggles. Entrants are encouraged to approach the theme in innovative and unexpected ways.

The prize will close on 13 August 2018, at 11.59 pm AEST.

For further information, guidelines, and to submit entries, please visit the Overland website.

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