Current Student Sarah-Jane Collins Shortlisted for Fair Australia Prize

November 20, 2017

Headshot of Sarah-Jane Collins A fiction piece by current student Sarah-Jane Collins was shortlisted for the 2017 Fair Australia Prize.


The contest, run by Overland literary journal, asks writers and artists to think about what a fairer world looks like, and to envision a new political agenda for Australia through fiction, essays, cartoons and art. Writers engage with questions around changing our collective future, achieving a more sustainable planet and imagining more equitable work practices.


Winners in fiction, poetry, essay, cartoon or graphic, and best entry categories receive a cash prize of $4,000 each.


Collins’ piece, What About Tomorrow, considers what comes after climate change, social media and fake news – and the choices people make in order to survive. She also won this same award for her fictional story, Three Strikes, in 2015.


She is a writer and journalist from Brisbane, and her work has appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Overland and others.


Winners will be announced later in the week.


The prize is supported by the National Union of Workers, the Media, Entertainment and the Arts Alliance and the National Tertiary Education Union.