It’s hard to avoid thinking about food, which has meant that this quarter’s award – now in its fourth year…
We are pleased to announce the winner and finalists of New Philosopher Writers’ Award IX: Property. With the launch of the UK edition of New Philosopher in November, entries came in from right around the world, with entrants from North America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada.
Although less than 30% of entries were from women, after the blind selection process (in which names are removed) women took out the top two spots. Award-winning poet Angela Smith was judged the winner for the second time in a row, this time for her piece Filthy bourgoise[sic]. Writer Sheila Pham was judged runner-up for her piece Our love affair with foreign home ownership.
Angela wins the $1,000 first prize and both pieces will be published in the February edition of New Philosopher.
Here is the shortlist from which the winners were selected:
- Tim Campbell
- Skye Cleary
- Torre DeRoche
- Jesse J. Fleay
- Emma Harries
- Susanne O’Connor
- Paulo Melo
- Richard Mochelle
- Sheila Pham
- Angela Smith
Congratulations to all those who made the shortlist and well done Angela Smith for winning for the second time in a row.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry. We do hope you will submit again for Award X ‘fame’ and we look forward to reading your submissions. Award X closes 28 February 2016 – up to 1,500 words, fiction or non-fiction, see full details here.