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Monday 30 July 2018
Life Memoir

you are my sunshine: when best friends drift apart, the love remains

Naomi Fryers
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About fifteen years ago, Ness and I were best friends, and she recently shared some news on social media that had me weeping, even ugly crying, on and off for days. Throughout the course of our close friendship, Ness and I shared a penchant for drinking lots (oh, those Midori shakers!). We danced, twerked and…
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Friday 27 July 2018
Arts Featured

meet the winners of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “our voices, fierce” by liz allan

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Liz Allan’s story, ‘Our Voices, Fierce’, won the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Liz, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on winning this year’s RFP for Fiction, Liz! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Thank you so much for awarding me this prize and this fantastic opportunity….
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Friday 27 July 2018
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meet the winners of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “post” by emily clements

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Emily Clements’ story, Post, placed 2nd in the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 2nd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Emily! We first met last year when your story, The Glass Half was highly commended in the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. For…
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Friday 27 July 2018
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meet the winners of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “quiquiriqui!” by kristin hannaford

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Kristin Hannaford’s story, Quiquiriqui! place third in the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Kristin, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 3rd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Kristin! We’re sorry you were unable to make it to the prize announcement. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?…
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Tuesday 12 June 2018
Arts Featured

the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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We are thrilled to announce the shortlist of the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Thank you to each and every one of you who entered. We extend our congratulations to all shortlisted entrants. A Landing – Phoebe Chen Fishing for Yabbies – Laura McCluskey Highway – Alice Bishop Hollow – Ruth Gilbert In Search…
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Saturday 19 May 2018
Life

i’m sorry i judged you, sister: on first impressions

Naomi Fryers
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  To the woman at the end of our Main Rd near home. Waiting for the bus with a child in a pram, and a stubbie of full strength cracked well before midday – I’m sorry I judged you. I don’t know what your day (or life) has held. It’s obviously your choice what you…
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Wednesday 16 May 2018
Life

crafting a new life: how learning to knit taught me to let go and start again

Tegan Cohen
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I have spent the better part of my twenties working 80-hour weeks on an endless cycle of corporate deals.  It is at 3am during one of these weeks of sleep deprivation that I realise I need a new hobby.  Something to relax.  Something that doesn’t involve waking up at 5am, riding a bike and sweating…
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Monday 16 April 2018
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meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: briohny doyle

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Today we introduce you to author Briohny Doyle, one of the judges of the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. * What comes to mind when you think of our 2018 theme, ‘metamorphosis’? Kafka of course! And given that this is a prize for women’s writing, I’m thinking about Grete, who really needed her brother…
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Monday 26 March 2018
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meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: shastra deo

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet poet, Shastra Deo. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for a focus on women’s stories. What’s your view on the current state of women’s stories* in media and…
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Monday 19 March 2018
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meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: margot mcgovern

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet YA author, Margot McGovern. *   The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for a focus on women’s stories. What’s your view on the current state of women’s stories* in…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
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meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “pools 2007″ by alexandra philp

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Alexandra Philp’s story, Pools 2007, won the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Alexandra, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a Brisbane-based writer who writes prose and short films. Most of my work focuses on exploring complex female relationships. I’m also doing my…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
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meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “mammal” by emily o’grady

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  Emily O’Grady’s story, Mammal, won 2nd place in the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself? Who are you? I’m a writer from Brisbane, and a PhD candidate and sessional academic at QUT. What do you think it takes…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
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meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “aftermath” by alice bishop

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 Alice Bishop’s story, Aftermath, won 3rd place in the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Alice, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I grew up in Christmas Hills and now live in the city – working in digital communications during the week and…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
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meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: highly commended, “the glass half” by emily clements

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Emily Clements’ story, the glass half was Highly Commended in the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a 24-year-old human-shaped axolotl thriving on a diet of chocolate and garlic. I work as an editor, closed captioner…
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