All categories will accept entries up to 3000 words or 40 lines of poetry.

Youth – Open to all Australian citizens and residents up to, and including, eighteen years of age.

Mentorship Prize: The five top entrants for the Youth category are invited to a three hour masterclass with a prominent Australian writer, for group discussion and individual editorial advice on their submission.

Note – The Youth Category will not run in 2017. 

Open – Open to all Australian citizens and residents

$5000 Starving Writer Prize: the top entrant takes it all!

Baringhup – Open to all Australian citizens and residents writing specifically from, or about, place within the Central Goldfields region of Victoria, including but not limited to Mount Alexander Shire and Central Goldfields Shire.

Visual Collaboration Prize: The top entrant for the Baringhup cateogry will have their work interpreted by a visual artist, with the images reproduced in the notJack 2016-17 anthology. Images will be available to the entrant, within context, for the purposes of promoting their work.

notJack Anthology: Short and long-listed entrants from 2015-2017 are invited to publish in the upcoming anthology.

10 replies on “Prize Details

    1. Erina,

      Thanks for your comment. Extracts of novels are definitely accepted, providing it meets the eligibility criteria (unpublished, shapes the significance of place for Australian writers and/or their readership…). You can find the criteria on the ‘Prize Details’ and ‘Guidelines’ pages of the website.

      notJack hopes to see your entry cross its desk!

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    1. Deborah,

      You are correct that you do not need to be actually in a place to be eligible to enter notJack. One may write about or from place, and ‘from’ may be actually in situ as well as a response to, or taking influence from, place.

      Place does need to be integral to your entry – it needs to respond to place and/or shape the significance of place for Australian writers and/or their readership. The theme is deliberately broad to encourage writers to engage with it as creatively and idiosyncratically as they please, but I hope that provides the clarification you sought.

      notJack hopes to see you represented in the entries.

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