Announcing the 2018 Prize for Experimental Non-fiction Longlist

We are thrilled to announce that sixteen excellent pieces have been longlisted for this year's The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction. The prize, now in its fourth year, aims to unearth new, audacious, authentic and/or inauthentic voices from both Australia and the world.

We are delighted to announce that the following pieces have made the longlist for the 2018 Prize for Experimental Non-fiction:

  • jessie berry-porter – ‘To Un Fold A Body Of Small Talks’
  • Eloise Grills – ‘big beautiful female theory’
  • Harley Hefford – ‘How To Eat Protein And Eliminate Sadness’
  • Emily Kellogg – ‘List of the Affected’
  • Ashley Lee – ‘Occupy’
  • Kylie Maslen – ‘I'm trying to tell you I'm not okay’
  • Stella Maynard – ‘musk’
  • Harriet McInerney – ‘Bad Weather’
  • Emily Meller – ‘Blueprint for a Theory of the Teen Girl’s Best Friend’
  • Nikkola Mikocki-Bleeker – ‘Provision’
  • Georgia Mill – ‘Lines of psychogeography, pain and the body’
  • S.J. Norman – ‘Blood from a Stone’
  • Bella Klaver – ‘we need to talk about Antarctica’
  • Ursula Robinson-Shaw – ‘Organ Speech’
  • Cassandra Rockwood-Rice – ‘Root Bed’
  • Mira Schlosberg – ‘Dick Talk’

Congratulations to those longlisted! The winner of this year's Prize for Experimental Non-fiction will receive AUD $5000 and publication in The Lifted Brow. Two runner ups will also receive AUD $500 and discussion with our editors with regard to their pieces.

We will be revealing the shortlist soon, so stay tuned for more news about the prize.




We would like to thank all our fantastic readers for donating their time and minds to help whittle the hundreds of entries down. And we'd also like to thank our judges, Nadja Spiegelman, Ander Monson, and Ellena Savage, who are deciding the winners of this year's prize.

Our prize would not exist without the generosity the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund as well as RMIT’s non/fictionLab. We thank both of these bodies for their ongoing support.