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2 February 2017

A $5000 cash prize and a residency at Melbourne's Trinity College are on offer with the 2017 Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers.

Now in its fourth year, the Nakata Brophy Prize recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia.

In 2017, the prize will be awarded to the best short story (up to 3000 words) by an Indigenous writer aged 30 or under.

First place is a $5000 cash prize, publication in Overland's print magazine and a three-month writer's residency at Trinity College, the oldest student residence at the University of Melbourne in Parkville. Two runner-up prizes of $500 may also be awarded.

The Trinity College residency includes accommodation in a small flat near the campus, with meals included. The resident will have opportunities to engage in Melbourne University campus and college life, to give workshops or talks, and the potential to receive writing mentorship. The position of Writer-in-Residence is not compulsory, however.

Judges for the 2017 Nakata Brophy Prize include Tara June Winch, Jennifer Mills and Katherine Firth.

All submissions must be unpublished at the time of entry.

Visit Overland for details