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Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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This is a themed fiction competition sponsored by Lip . The competition is open to Australians of all ages and genders. Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was the founding editor of Lip. Tragically, Rachel went missing in 2011 while on holiday in Tasmania. We hold this prize in her honour because she was determined to better the lives and opportunities for young women.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner Keshe Chow for Lady Finger

Year: 2020

winner Emily White for Swampy

Year: 2019

winner Jane O'Sullivan for 'Limpet Teeth'.

Year: 2017

Year: 2016