Feminartsy Memoir Prize 2018

Prize Winners

1st Place : Mother Tongue, Erin Ryan

2nd Place/Highly Commended : Story ends, is, begins, Lisa Fuller

3rd Place : Northbound on the Noarlunga Line, Phoebe Paterson de Heer


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.

Our Judges

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

Shortlisting Judges

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.


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