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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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Wednesday 21 June 2017
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and that’s a wrap: Lip announces the winner of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction

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We launched the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction in 2013 in honour of Lip’s founding editor, Rachel Funari, to recognise her lasting contribution to the arts and her determination to better the opportunities extended to young women. As many of our readers may know, Rachel passed away unexpectedly in 2011 and we hope that by…
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Monday 10 April 2017
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meet the judges of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: sarah kanake

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet writer Sarah Kanake. * What are you working on in 2017? I have just started my second novel, ‘Lazarus’. It’s set in 1978 (at the close of whaling) in a…
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Tuesday 4 April 2017
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meet the judges of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: lucy adams

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet editor of Voiceworks, Lucy Adams. * What are you working on in 2017? Editing Voiceworks. I’m hatching plans for the year – things Voiceworks has never done before – and…
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Monday 20 March 2017
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meet the judges of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: gabrielle tozer

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author and journalist, Gabrielle Tozer. * What are you working on in 2017? I’m tinkering with a middle-grade novel and planning out my fourth YA novel. I’m also busy with…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
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meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “one hundred and fifty seconds” by katy warner

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Katy Warner’s story, One Hundred and Fifty Seconds, won 1st place in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Katy, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am a playwright, sometimes actor and writer based in Melbourne. I grew up in Perth…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
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meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “la otra” by laura elvery

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Laura Elvery’s story, La Otra, won 3rd place in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Laura, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer and PhD researcher from Brisbane. What do you think it takes to win an award-winning story?…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
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meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: highly commended, “the tallest girl in the world” by laura mcphee-browne

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Laura McPhee-Browne’s story, The Tallest Girl in the World, was Highly Commended in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am a 31 year old social worker who writes short stories, and sometimes other stuff. What do you think it takes to win an…
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