We are very excited to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Feminartsy Memoir Prize for women writers. Congratulations to the following writers – the winners will be announced in mid-October.
Pulling out baby teeth, Jessie Berry-Porter
To name a body is to make a body, Jessie Berry-Porter
Mother tongue, Erin Ryan
The movement of water, Emily Clements
De Rigueur Mortis, Aimee Knight
Tell me about your pubes, Emily White
Story ends, is, begins, Lisa Fuller
Sea Blood, Carly Smith
For 10 February, Madeline Ellwood
What is illness, where is illness, Katerina Bryant
Northbound on the Noarlunga Line, Phoebe Paterson de Heer
This prize is supported by Muse Canberra as our Prize Partner.
- 1st place – $600 + a book prize pack from Muse Canberra
- Highly commended – $300 + a book prize pack from Muse Canberra
All place winners will have their work published in Feminartsy.
Final Judge – Zoya Patel
Zoya founded Feminartsy in 2014, following four years as Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine. Zoya was Highly Commended in the Scribe Publishing Non-Fiction Prize 2015, was the 2014 recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship, and was named the 2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year. Her debut book, No Country Woman will be released through Hachette in August 2018. @zoyajpatel
Camilla Patini – Co-Managing Editor of Feminartsy
Camilla Patini is a Masters student at the the University of Sydney. She has a First Class Honours degree in English Literature from the Australian National University. She has edited for Express Media, Scissors Paper Pen and Demos Journal. Her work has been published in Verity La, rip publishing, Purple Sneakers and Bossy, among others. @camillapatini
Gemma Killen – Co-Managing Editor of Feminartsy
Gemma Killen is a PhD candidate in Sociology and teaches Gender Studies at the Australian National University. In 2015, she moved to Canberra from Adelaide where she wrote for the Adelaide University magazine OnDit. In 2016, she was a writer in residence for Feminartsy. Her words have also been published in Wet Ink and Autostraddle. Outside of writing, her interests include cats, queers and various crafts.
Proudly supported by Muse Canberra