The Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing received a record 467 entries of creative writing from undergraduate students around Australia and New Zealand. With this huge pool of talent to work through, we are extremely proud to announce the shortlist for 2016:
Morgan-Lee Snell – Albino
Sophie van Waardenberg – Bustle and Hum
Robyn Pickens – Fruit space
Phoebe Chen – Ghost Story
Wayne Stellini – Justice Square
Jessica Surman – Smog and Water
Jonathan O’Brien – The River Boys
Yanglu Chen – Wrath and Peace
Miranda Debeljakovic – Seeing my sister
Eda Gunaydin – Meat
Lok Yiu Calvin Fung – The Beggar and the Glimpse
Madelle Niemann – The end of the world
Erielle Sudario – Waiting For You
Jackson Freud – Far Northeast
Congratulations to all the entrants who made the shortlist!
The winners will be announced on Tuesday June 14, at the opening night event of the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the winning entries will be published in Verge.
The winner will be awarded $4,000, while the highest place Monash University student will win $1,000.
Golden Tickets to the Emerging Writers’ Festival are available now. Golden Tickets are your passport to the Emerging Writers’ Festival. They will give you access to the National Writers’ Conference, plus the rest of the festival including all panels, talks, performances and selected workshops.
The 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival program launches on Tuesday, 10 May at The Wheeler Centre.