Lip Magazine has announced that the winner of the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is Alexandra Philp for her story, Pools 2007. Alexandra receives a $1500 cash prize, a 12 month online subscription to Books + Publishing, and a collection of books courtesy of Scribe Publications, Wakefield Press, Affirm Press and ARC @ UNSW.

The 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction was judged by Lip’s editorial team as well as a panel of esteemed judges, including Gabrielle Tozer, Sarah Kanake and Lucy Adams. Gabrielle Tozer said of Pools 2007: “Such an authentic, vivid portrayal of country life. I enjoyed the nostalgic framing and tight prose of this story, and was drawn in by the slowly unravelling family drama.”

Second place was awarded to Emily O’Grady for her story Mammal and third place went to Alice Bishop for her story Aftermath. Emily Clements’ story The Glass Half was highly commended. Winning stories will be published on the website.

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