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.