Current competitions

These are writing competitions that are open to Australian residents at the moment. They are not run by the NT Writers’ Centre, so please contact the individual organisation listed if you have any specific question about any competition.

Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition

Closing Date: 31 October 2021
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: https://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/

Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition 2021 Open Short Story – up to 500 words Open Poetry – up to 32 lines Entry Fees : $4.40 per entry, 4 for $15.00 Closing Date : 31 October 2021 First Prize in each section is $100 and Second Prize is a twelve-month membership to Positive Words magazine. For entry forms please send SSAE to: The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, email positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au or http://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/ read more

Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition 2021

Closing Date: 5 November 2021
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: www.odyssey.org.au/short-story-competition-2021

Odyssey House Victoria Annual Short Story Competition. This competition is open to writers of all ages and experience. Each submission must be no more than 1,500 words and follow the theme “New Beginnings”. It will need to make a reference to alcohol and/or drugs. There is a limit of three entries per person, and the entry fee is $10 per story. First prize is $1,000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria; 2nd prize is $100 and 3rd prize is $50. The competition closes on Friday 5th November, 2021. For more information or to download an entry form, go… read more

The Best of Times Short Story Competition #32

Closing Date: 31 October 2021
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://www.bestoftimes.com.au

Humorous short stories up to 2,500 words. Any theme. read more

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