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For the generations before us, the name Coppola brings to mind moustachioed mobsters in The Godfather and the capital-c ~Cinèma~ of Francis Ford Coppola. But for me, and many millennial women, it’s the soft cinema of his daughter, Sofia Coppola, that we think of — though her career very nearly took a different path. She…
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Image: Jason Pratt via Wiki Commons  (CC BY 2.0)

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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Liz Allan's story, 'Our Voices, Fierce', won the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. (Image: Supplied)

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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Emily Clements' story, Post, placed 3rd in the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. (Image: Supplied)

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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Kristin Hannaford's story, Quiquiriqui! placed 3rd in the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. (Image: Tom Hearn, Bush TV)

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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This time of year is an excitingly busy one for the Lip team. We work for months to put together what we believe to be a worthwhile writing competition: we come up with a theme that we hope writers will find creatively inspiring and engaging; we contact potential sponsors to contribute to our prize pool;…
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Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction Logo

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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Image: Elaina Daley // @daleyelaina

  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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Clementine Ford
[We] discussed the issues facing feminism today, and the failure so far of what Summers calls "the equality project".

Issue No. 4

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