Hi hi hello hi hi! Have you heard all about the thing we like to call The Lifted Brow & non/fictionLAB Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction yet? (If not: where even have you been hiding? Don’t bother answering that, just click on the link above – it will tell you everything you need to know.) Did you know that entries for the prize close on May 29, i.e. in a mere ten days? Yep, that’s right – you’ve only got ten whole days left in which to burnish your piece of experimental non-fiction to the kind of shiny lustre that will impress our judges.
Thanks to the generous support of new partners Copyright Agency and RMIT University’s non/fictionLab, the prize winner will receive AU$5000 and publication in Issue #31 of The Lifted Brow – available September 2016. Two runners-up will receive AU$500 and an opportunity to discuss publication prospects with the Brow editors. Why on earth wouldn’t you want to enter this prize? In fact, why haven’t you already closed this browser window so that you can work on your entry?
If you’re stuck for inspiration or information, don’t worry, we have you covered. You can learn all about our four wonderful judges, with links to their work and reviews and interviews, right here:
- Judge profile: Dodie Bellamy
- Judge profile: Kate Zambreno
- Judge profile: Maria Tumarkin
- Judge profile: Helen Macdonald
You can also read last year’s winning piece right here:
You can also read a bunch of writing that we hope you will find inspiring/instructive/informative right here:
- ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely [There was a time]’, by Claudia Rankine
- ‘From My Diaries (2006-10) in Alphabetical Order’, by Sheila Heti
- ‘What’s the Matter With the Modern World: Jonathan Franzen’, by Fiona Duncan and Sarah Nicole Prickett
- An excerpt from Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine
- ‘Not Writing’, by Anne Boyer
- An excerpt from The Lifespan of a Fact, by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
- ‘The Glass Essay’, by Anne Carson
- ‘Adrien Brody’, by Marie Calloway
- An excerpt from H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald
- ‘The Arrest’, by Georges Perec
- ‘Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain’, by Leslie Jamieson
- ‘Apples’, by Bia Lowe
- Excerpts from An Elemental Thing, by Eliot Weinberger
Read! But don’t read too much, because if you want to have a chance at winning this prize you should be writing and editing and directing all of your energy at making your piece the best it can possibly be. You have only ten days left! Get to it! And once you’re happy with your piece, go right ahead and submit it.