the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: the winners announced!
We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is Jane O’Sullivan for her story Limpet Teeth.
Jane receives a $1000 cash prize, a 12-month membership to Kill Your Darlings, and a collection of books courtesy of our sponsors.
The 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction was judged by Lip’s editorial team as well as our panel of esteemed judges, including Alison Evans, Danielle Binks and Melanie Joosten.
Melanie Joosten said of Limpet Teeth:
“[Limpet Teeth] is a really evocative story with a wonderful foreboding tension. The writing is confident and the details intriguing. It feels like there is a whole world beyond and behind this story, which made me want to read more of it.”
Second place was awarded to Rae White for their story The Body Remembers and third place was awarded to Emily Dang for her story How to Cook Pho.
Winning stories and author Q&As will be published on our website in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out!
About the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction
This year marks the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction’s seventh year. Writers were invited to submit previously unpublished and unperformed fiction up to 2000 words that engaged with the theme ‘fragments’. The competition was open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers.
This prize is held in honour of Lip’s late founding editor, Rachel Funari, in recognition of her contribution to the arts.