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Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

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'Sponsored by Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and supporters, this prize recognises the wonderful talent of so many young Indigenous writers across the nation, and offers an opportunity for the best of our writers to be encouraged, published and acclaimed.

The annual prize is $5000 and is open to Indigenous writers under 30 years of age.' (Source: Overland Online website)


2018 winner Allanah Hunt for ‘Running to Home’
2018 winner Haunted House Raelee Lancaster , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 231 2018; (p. 20)
2016 winner Muyum : A Transgression Evelyn Araluen , 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Winter vol. 227 no. 2017; (p. 25-30)

'When I crossed there was only little light darkly.

'This place where I have been told to find you is light and floor-stained tea tree, as my sister who dreams has described, she who sees still water when she hears my name. It is she who should be here to lay down in you and listen, but I was the one who was unravelled by silence.'  (Introduction)

2015 winner Expert i "Poor me", Ellen van Neerven , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 223 2016; (p. 48)
2014 winner Land Mountain i "The environment we create", Jessica Hart , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 215 2014; (p. 93)