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The Rachel Funari Prize For Fiction 2016

Entries are currently closed. Stay tuned for information on the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction



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

Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was the founding editor of Lip. 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 Previously unpublished, unperformed, and not entered into any other competition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


How much does it cost to enter? How do I pay?

It costs $10 to enter. You can pay via PayPal or Direct Debit to Lip Magazine. (And if you choose Direct Debit, be sure to attach your transaction receipt to the entry email.)

Paypal: pay to (Visit our Store to do this.)

Direct Debit Details:

Acct name: Lip Magazine
Act No: 270604
BSB: 033067
+ please send us a copy of the receipt to

How many times can I enter?

One entry only per person will be accepted. Entries must be unpublished, unperformed, and not currently entered into any other competitions.

How do I enter?

Send your entry as a Word document attachments to with the subject line ‘competition entry’. Your entry should be titled with the title of your story. *Please do not put any of your contact details in the Word document*.  If you are paying via Direct Debit, your receipt should also be attached to this submission email.

By entering this competition, you are agreeing to the following conditions:

- Lip may publish your work and/or part of your work online and/or in print, should your entry win or place in the competition.

- Your entry follows the rules (stated above).

I write for Lip. Can I enter?

Entries will be judged blind, so yes, Lip writers can enter. But editorial staff are ineligible.

I’m an overseas writer. Can I enter?

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 2016 is open to Australian residents only at this stage.

Happy writing, Lipsters!