The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction
In celebration of women’s voices, Lip is launching the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction.
This is a themed fiction competition, open to all ages and genders. 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 are launching the prize in her honour, because she was determined to better the lives and opportunities for young women.
As Lip is a feminist magazine, the theme of our competition is ‘Herstory’, a play on the word ‘history’ and with a focus on women’s stories. And ANYONE CAN ENTER!
All entries must be:
- original pieces of writing.
- previously unpublished, unperformed, and not entered into any other competition.
- up to 2000 words.
We’re looking for creative, insightful fiction that addresses the theme in any kind of way. Our competition will be judged by Lip chief editors and a panel of esteemed judges:
Clementine Ford (feminist speaker, writer and radio broadcaster)
Karen Pickering (host of Cherchez La Femme and organiser of SlutWalk Melbourne)
Kat Muscat (Editor of Voiceworks)
Sophie Cunningham (writer, editor and Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council)
Zoe Dattner (Creative Director of Sleepers Publishing and General Manager of SPUNC)
We will reveal prizes within the next month, but for now we can promise you they include libraries of Australian contemporary literature, opportunities to work with members of the publishing community and monetary rewards!
Entries are now open, and they close midnight on Thursday 28th February. The winners will be announced at an event in April. Winning entries will be published in a special print edition of our magazine and online at our website.
For more information about the prize, please contact Amy and Ruby at [email protected].
Happy writing, Lipsters!
How much does it cost to enter? How do I pay?
It costs $5 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 [email protected]
Direct Debit Details:
Acct name: Lip Magazine
Act No: 270604
+ please send us a copy of the receipt if possible
How many times can I enter?
One entry only per person will be accepted.
How do I enter?
Entries should be emailed as Word document attachments to [email protected] with the subject line ‘competition entry’, and contain the following details: name, age, postal address, mobile number, email address and preferred method of payment. By entering this competition, you are agreeing to the following conditions:
1. 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.
2. Your entry follows the rules, listed here again: original writing; previously unpublished, unperformed, and not entered into any other competition; up to 2000 words.
I already write for Lip. Can I enter?
Entries will be judged blind, so yes, Lip writers can enter. However, editorial staff are ineligible.