Enter The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction
21 Apr 2017
Deadline: 29 May 2017
Entry fee: US$7 fee per entry for non-subscribers
Prizes: First prize is AU$5000 + publication in Issue 35 of The Lifted Brow (out September 2017). Additionally, two runners-up will each receive AU$500, and Brow editors will discuss with these runners-up the potential publication of their pieces.
The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction aims to unearth new, audacious, authentic and/or inauthentic voices from both Australia and the world.
This prize seeks work that is unlike any other. We want to hear from writers we’ve never read before, and we want writers we already know and love to challenge themselves to create work unlike any they’ve previously produced.
Submissions to this prize need to be able to be published on the printed page. We applaud the current focus and fascination with boundary-pushing non-fiction that is published online, but we still believe there’s scope to further experiment on the page, using facts, maybe-facts, words from life, journals, journalism, collage, theory, photography, illustration, tricks, arguments, etc. The essay, as the end of experience, is a malleable form, and we want to celebrate that with this prize.
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