2017 Viva la Novella Shortlist

The 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella competition shortlist has been announced.

The 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella competition shortlist has been announced. The competition is now in its fifth year – and in its fourth year of offering an editorial professional development stream. Seizure started in 2010 as a magazine collaboration between Alice Grundy and David Henley and has since grown into a community for writers, editors, publishers and readers whose mission is to improve literary and publishing culture in Australia.

“The novella remains an under-published form in this country and there are many talented Australian writers who refuse to be put off. In fact, they relish the opportunities the shorter length offers: the difficulty of collective first person, the formal challenge of mirroring a story from an alternate perspective or enlisting the vignette to generate pathos and are some of the hallmarks of this year’s shortlist”, according to Seizure.

Shortlisted Authors and Books:

Luke Horton for ‘The Peacock’
Amy Nicholls-Diver for ‘Falling Asleep’
Mirandi Riwoe for ‘The Fish Girl’
Maree Spratt for ‘A Thousand Marbles’
Stephen Wright for ‘A Second Life’

The winners will receive $1000 and be published in print and digital formats by Seizure, and edited by Genevieve Buzo. The winners will be announced at the end of February.

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