Current competitions

SWWT Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: www.swwtas.org

Entries close on the 30th November 2018 Entry fee: $10.00 for up to two entries Theme: Freedom Line Count: Up to 40 lines in length Type on A4 paper with 1.5 spacing, using 12 pt. Arial or Times Fonts. Use a separate sheet with the title of the poem, line count, and your contact details, (name, address, email, and telephone number.) Do not put your personal details on the story only the title. Fee is $10 for up to two poems Email your entry/s as an attachment) to: wendylaing02@gmail.com In the subject line, please put RM Poetry Prize. Pay your… read more

2019 Calibre Essay Prize

Closing Date: 14 January 2019
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=5086:2019-calibre-essay-prize&Itemid=300

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the thirteenth Calibre Essay Prize, Australia’s premier prize for a non-fiction essay. We welcome essays of all kinds: personal or political, literary or speculative, traditional or experimental. Entry is open to all essayists writing in English. We are seeking essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject. read more

2018 Buzz Words Short Story Prize

Closing Date: 31 December 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com/p/prize.html

Submissions for the inaugural Buzz Words Short Story Prize are now open! Presented by the Australian children’s literature e-zine Buzz Words, the 2018 Buzz Words Short Story Prize celebrates excellence in Short Story writing by adults writing for children and fills a gap in the children’s literature award landscape. Short stories play an important role in initiating and encouraging young readers. read more

2018 Deborah Cass Prize

Closing Date: 2 October 2018
Entry Fee: No
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: https://writersvictoria.org.au/calendars/opportunities-competitions/2018-deborah-cass-prize

Partnering with the Deborah Cass Committee, the nation-wide prize will award an early career writer of migrant background $3,000 plus a three-month mentorship with an established writer. The winning manuscript will be presented to Black Inc, and there is also the opportunity for publication of the winning excerpt in Mascara Literary Review  read more

Submit to [untitled]

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
Entry Fee: No
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: https://www.busybird.com.au/events/submit-to-untitled/

[untitled] is back and looking for short story submissions! 300-8,000 word limit, no genre specifications, open Monday 3rd, September 2018-Wednesday, 31 October 2018. The [untitled] team pride ourselves on promoting new and emerging authors from all across the country. A number of authors who’ve appeared in [untitled] have gone on to bigger and better things, such as A.S, Patric, the winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin with his novel, Black Rock, White City (Transit Lounge); Ryan O’Neill with Their Brilliant Careers (Black Inc.); George Ivanoff, the You Choose series (Penguin); Tess Evans, Mercy Street (HarperCollins); Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones, In the Quiet… read more

Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship

Closing Date: 30 September 2018
Entry Fee: No
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://www.maygibbs.org.au/creative-time-fellowships/the-ian-wilson-memorial-fellowship/

The Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship, offered by the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, will give an emerging author or illustrator creative time away from home in Adelaide for 21 nights in March 2019. This aims to be a gift of time and support, enabling you to concentrate intensively on the development of new work, as well as offering networking opportunities and professional development. Applications open Monday 13th August 2018 Visit maygibbs.org.au and find more information via: Creative Time Fellowships, The Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship. To request an application form, or if you have any questions, please contact Polly Hamer, Fellowships… read more

The Best of Times short story competition

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: www.bestoftimes.com.au

Funny short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words. read more

Positive Words Mini-competitions

Closing Date: 30 September 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/

Positive Words Magazine September Mini-Competition.Write a poem in ten lines or less, or a short story in 100 words or less including the word – GARDEN – at least once. Entry fee is $2.00 in unused postage stamps. The prize is a six-month (6 issues) membership to Positive Words Magazine. No entry form needed. All entries must be post-marked by 30 September 2018. Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria. For further information about the magazine or competitions please emailpositivewordsmagazine@live.com.au or check the website/blog http://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/ Positive Words Magazine October Mini-Competition.Write a poem in ten… read more

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