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Last updated 01/04/2014

Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival
31 May to 2 June 2014
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The Melbourne Jewish community calendar has many cultural and educational events, but until now none that directly focus on the richness of Jewish literature.


The following information has been extracted from other websites and no assurance can be given as its correctness.

Some competition organisers are mentioning that entrants are not following the formatting requirements in the entry rules. To give your hard work the best chance to win, make sure that you do!

 

COMPETITIONS ON NOW

What do I mean by ...

Closing Date

This is generally the date by which entries must be at the address given for the competition - so make allowances for postage time!
 

Open To: All

Generally means residents of Australia but check the entry forms
 

Size: Words

If there is a range then generally the submission should fall between the upper and lower figures
If there is only one figure then generally the submission should be no longer than that figure
If there is nothing listed then the publisher hasn't specified a length on their website

  NEW ENTRY for this month

 

 

COMPETITIONS ON NOW
Most competitions are open to new and original entries only. Stories and poetry that has been placed first (or any placing) in another competition will often not qualify.
Does that mean you can send one entry simultaneously to more than one competition?
This will always depend on the competition organiser but a commonly accepted view that you can BUT if your entry is placed in one competition then the onus is on you to inform the other competition organisers if that entry no longer meets their entry requirements. It is then up to them if it is then withdrawn from the competition.

Carefully check the conditions of entry for a particular closing time to ensure you meet it (be aware of time zone differences)
If the hosting website removes the submission link before that time, we suggest you contact them directly.
 

Date Closes Name Open to Theme Accepts Size Entry fee per entry Prize
Quarterly: end Jan, end Apr, end Jul and end Oct Cut a Long Story Short New writers (Authors earning above $25,000 or equivalent in the preceding 12 months will NOT be eligible) Themes may be specified so check website
NOT stories for children
Fiction 3,000 - 5,000 words $8

Placed entries will be published on Kindle and offered on Amazon within 2 weeks of the results being published. Monetary prizes will be dependant on number of entries

Weekly and Monthly competitions - see website Needle in the Hay Per entry details Per entry details Per entry details Per entry details Per entry details Prizes awarded
15th of each Month
UK COMPETITION
Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Competition All Dark fiction Short Story 5,000 words Nil

First: £100  and publication in annual Anthology

Second: £50 and possible publication

Third, Fourth & Fifth: £25  and possible publication

03-04-2014 Short Sharp & Snappy Voices Students located in regional area of Cooloola to Bribie Island None Students from Year 2 - 4 : Short Short story 50 words Nil

* The Winner and Runner-up of each category to be published in Kids on the Coast magazine July/August edition
* Winners—one day ticket to Voices on the Coast - youth literature festival for Year 5– Year 12 students only
* Aussie World passes for winner in each category

Students from Year 5 - 6 : Short Short story 50 words Nil
Students from Year 7 - 9 : Short Short story 50 words Nil
Students from Year 10 - 12 : Short Short story 50 words Nil

04-04-2014
OPENS 03/03/2014

The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand Suitable for young Adult or Children Fiction or Non-fiction At least 20,000 words $25 Publishing contract with Text Publishing and $10,000 advance against royalties

07-04-2014

Sydney Writers' Festival Writenow! competition

Students in Years 7 to 9 in NSW & ACT

Use 'story starter' and complete story

Short Story

4 pages (including starter)

Nil

First per school year:  $200 book pack as well as a book pack of $150 value for their school

Runners up per school year: $100 book pack

11-04-2014 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition Residents of Australia Open Short Story: 18 years and over 600 words

$10,
$20 for 3,
$30 for 5

First: $200
Second: $100
Third: $50
Highly Commended x 4
Commended x 4
Youth category: 12 - 17 years $100

13-04-2014

Stringybark Future Times Award All Set after 2020 Short Story 1,500 words

One story - $9.95
Two stories $18.90
Three stories $27.00

First: $350 + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any Stringybark book (other than the 2014 Times Past Award  book) (Value $382)

Second: $150 + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any Stringybark book (other than the 2014 Times Past Award book) (Value $182)

Third: $75 + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any Stringybark book (other than the 2014 Times Past Award book) (Value $107)

Highly commended entries: May be invited to be included in the publication and, if so, will receive a free copy of the e-book (Total pool value approximately $141)

20-04-2014

The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize

Adults (18 years and over) who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne

Biographical Short Story 1,000 - 3,000 words None First: $1,000
Highly Commended: Certificate

20-04-2014

The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize

Adults (18 years and over) who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne

None

Poetry

30 words

Nil

First: $500

Highly Commended: Certificate

21-04-2014

Bayside Literary Festival Writing Competition

Australian residents

None Bayside Writers 1,500 words Nil First: Not mentioned

Bayside resident: Not mentioned

Bayside Poets 40 lines Nil

First: Not mentioned

Bayside resident: Not mentioned

23-04-2014

POSITIVE WORDS Short Story and Poetry Competition

All None Open Short Story 2,000 words $3.60 or $12 for 4 First: $100
Second: 12 month subscription to Positive Words
Commended: Certificate
Poetry 48 lines $3.60 or $12 for 4 First: $100
Second: 12 month subscription to Positive Words
Commended: Certificate

24-04-2014

Cancer Council Essay Australian Medical Students

Aging and Cancer

Essay 2,500 words None Registration to International Summer School 'Oncology for Medical Students' in Vienna (30 June -11 July), economy airfare, 2 weeks accomodation & living allowance (total value of $8,000)

24-04-2014

SLCA Writers Competition

Reside in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie areas

None Open Short Story 2,500 words $9 non-members
$7 members
First: $200
Second: $50
Highly Commended: Certificate
Open Poetry 40 lines $9 non-members
$7 members
First: $200
Second: $50
Highly Commended: Certificate
Young Adult (High School, Years 8 to 12) - Short Story 1,500 words $5 First: $200
Second: $50
Highly Commended: Certificate
Junior (Primary, Grades 5 to 7) - Short Story 1,000 words $5 First: $200
Second: $50
Highly Commended: Certificate

25-04-2014

Raspberry & Vine - April None

 

Short Story 4,000 words

$10
$8 for students

First: $300

28-04-2014

My Brother Jack Literary Awards

Open to people who reside, work or study in the City of Glen Eira.

None

Avenue Bookstore Short Story Award

3,000 words

Nil

First: $500 book voucher

Second: $300 book voucher
Third: $200 book voucher

Glen Eira City Council Open Poetry Award

60 lines

First: $500

Second: $300
Third: $200

Benn's Books Senior Secondary Short Story Award

1,000 words

First: $250 worth of books or voucher

Benn's Books Senior Secondary Poetry Award

30 lines

First: $250 worth of books or voucher

Hardie Grant Egmont Junior Secondary Short Story Award

500 words

First: $200 worth of books

Grill'd Healthy Burgers Carnegie Junior Secondary Poetry Award 10 lines

First: $200 Grill'd Carnegie voucher

Hardie Grant Egmont Primary Short Story Award

500 words

First: $150 worth of books

Grill'd Healthy Burgers Elsernwick Primary Poetry Award

10 lines

First: $150 Grill'd Elsternwick

30-04-2014

Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open: Australian Resident   Short Story 2,500 words $16

$2,000 plus travel and accommodation to attend a 2 day writers’ retreat run by the judge, Toni Jordan.

Local: Resides, works or studies in Nillumbik shire   Short Story 2,500 words

$16

4 x $500 plus attendance at a 2 day writers’ retreat run by the judge, Toni Jordan.

30-04-2014

UK COMPETITION

Bristol Short Story Prize Must be over 16 years old on the closing date Open Short Story 4,000 words

£8

First: £1,000 plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card

Second: £700 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card

Third: £400 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card

Shortlisted x 17: £100

20 shortlisted writers will have their stories published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 7
30-04-2014 British Australian Community Literary Prize

Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia

The positive heritage of British culture in Australia

Essay 800 words $10 $1,000

30-04-2014

Bronze Swagman Award None Bush Verse Poetry No limit $20 (One to three entries) First: Bronze Statuette of the Swagman & $500
Runner-Up: Trophy & $200
Highly Commended: Certificate

30-04-2014

Charlotte Duncan Award
All profits donated to the neo-natal unit at the Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital
All Suitable for readers aged 9 to 12 with child as main character Short Story 1,500 words $9.90 First: $75
Second: $50
Third: $25
Highly commended: Certificate
Commended: Certificate

30-04-2014

Churchill & District News Short Story & Poetry Competition

All

None

Children's 7 and Under Short story/poem or picture story

Story: 500 words
Poetry: 20 lines

50 cents

Unspecified prizes

Children's 8 - 10 yrs Short Story / Poetry (illustrations welcome)

Story: 500 words
Poetry: 20 lines

50 cents

Children’s 11 - 13yrs Short Story (illustrations welcome)

500 words

50 cents

Children’s 11 - 13yrs Poetry (illustrations welcome)

20 lines

50 cents

14 - 18yrs Short Story

500 - 2,000 words

50 cents

14 - 18yrs Poetry

8 - 48 lines

50 cents

Drabble: Fiction 100 words

$3 or
$2 Concession or Student

Adult Short Story

1,000 - 2,500 words

$3 or
$2 Concession or Student

Adult Poetry

8 - 48 lines

$3 or
$2 Concession or Student

A Children's Story

1,000 - 2,500 words

$3 or
$2 Concession or Student

30-04-2014 CYA Hatchlings 8 - 18 years old and unpublished in the CYA genres None Picture books, text only 500 words $11.50
$12.50 if through Paypal
First: $50
Second: $30
Third: $20
Short listed: submission to at least one children's publisher
All entries: Feedback
Chapter books and YA novels, text only First 1,000 words First: $50
Second: $30
Third: $20
Short listed: submission to at least one children's publisher
All entries: Feedback

a. Graphic Novel and Illustrated Picture Book
OR
b. Middle Grade Illustrated Novel,
words and illustrations

a. 3 pages of graphic novel or 3 pages of illustrated picture book with up to 500 words
b. First 500 words and 2 major illustrations
First: $50
Second: $30
Third: $20
Short listed: submission to at least one children's publisher
All entries: Feedback
30-04-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: KNITTING Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines

30-04-2014

Per website: Part proceeds to Umoja Orphanage Kenya (Reg. Charity CH2110) and sponsorship of volunteering to Orphanage Kenya project (a Project of RAWCS) a project sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club Bundaberg.

Umoja Orphanage Writing Competition Residents of Australia Africa Short fiction, essay or travel article 1,000 words $25

First: $150, trophy, certificate and publication on Umoja Writing Comp website Umoja Home website and Warm Witty Words (websites).

Second: $50 and certificate and publication on the websites

Third: certificate and publication on the websites.

01-05-2014

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Competition Australian citizens or have permanent 
residence status in Australia
None Short Story 2,000 - 5,000 words $20 ($15 for ABR subscribers) First: $5,000
Second: $2,000
Third: $1,000

02-05-2014 OR WHEN CONTEST FILLS, whichever comes first

Romance Writers of Australia - Valerie Parv Award All Romance Unpublished author

First 10,000 words
1,000 synopsis

Members: $22 ($20 overseas entries)
Non-members: $38.50 ($35 overseas entries)
First: $300 plus 1 year mentorship with Valerie Parv
Second: $200
Third: $100
05-05-2014

KBR's Unpublished Picture Book Award

Australian Residents, 18 years and over None Picture Book (text) 400 words $25

First: $150 and a manuscript appraisal. Viewed by Sue Whiting, Publishing Manager at Walker Books Australia BUT there is no guarantee of publication, and normal Walker Books manuscript submission rules and timings apply.

Highly commended
06-05-2014 What Matters? Competition NSW & ACT Students in NSW and ACT What matters to you and why Year 5 & 6 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil First: $350 and full-day creative writing workshop
Runner-Up: $200
Year 7 & 8 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil

First: $350 and full-day creative writing workshop

Runner-Up: $200
Year 9 & 10 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil First: $350 and a day at the Inspire Foundation with opportunity to be paid $200 to produce a feature article
Runner-Up: $200
Year 11 & 12 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil First: $350 and book voucher ($100)
Runner-Up: $200
  OVERALL (NSW, ACT & TAS): iPad

09-05-2014

HBCA Annual  Writing Competition

All None Fiction 1,000 words $5 First: $150
Second: $75
Third: $50
Highly commended: certificate
09-05-2014 What Matters? Competition TAS Students in TAS What matters to you and why Year 5 & 6 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil First: $350 and participation in Young Writers Forum
Runner-Up: $200
Year 7 & 8 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil

First: $350 and participation in Young Writers Forum

Runner-Up: $200
Year 9 & 10 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil

First: $350 and participation in Young Writers Forum

Runner-Up: $200
Year 11 & 12 - Opinion Piece 400 - 600 words Nil

First: $350 and participation in Young Writers Forum

Runner-Up: $200
 

OVERALL (NSW, ACT & TAS): iPad

10-05-2014 The City of South Perth Young Writers Award

School aged child residing in or attending school in the City of South Perth.

None A. Year 1: Short Story 1,500 words Nil

Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended.
Most outstanding entry awarded the Christobel Mattingley Bronze Medallion

B. Lower Primary Years 2-3: Short Story

C. Middle Primary Years 4-5: Short Story

D. Upper Primary Years 6-7: Short Story

E. Lower Secondary Years 8-10: Short Story

F. Upper Secondary Years 11-12: Short Story

10-05-2014 The Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize

Tasmanians enrolled in Years 7-12 (includes government and independent schools and those receiving home schooling). 

One of the following: 'Mountain', 'River', 'Sea' and 'Valley'

Senior Section: Year 10 - 12 students: Short Story

800 - 1,500 words

$8 First: $300 and publication
Runners-up x 2: $30 Fullers Bookshop gift voucher

With the word 'Tasmania' in the first paragraph 

Junior Section: Year 7 - 9 students: Short Story

700 - 1,000 words

$8 First: $300 and publication
Runners-up x 2: $30 Fullers Bookshop gift voucher
16-05-2014 "#2030": A Writing Competition All Your vision for the world in the year 2030 Prose 200 words Nil $1,000

17-05-2014

Note: two categories with one set of prizes

Note: entry fee depends on date submitted

CALEB Unpublished Fiction Prize

 

Australasian authors

Aimed at the Christian market

Young Adult Fiction 70,000 words

On or before Jan 31: $70 for members, $110 for non-members
On or before Feb 28: $90 for members, $130 for non-members
On or before Mar 31: $110 for members, $140 for non-members
To closing date: $125 for members, $150 for non-members

First: Publication contract from Even Before Publishing. A full copy edit

Second: Copyediting to value of $250

Runner ups (possible only): Offer of sponsored place for Omega mentorship or retreat,
Offer of sponsored place at CALEB conference,
Offer of publication by EBP

Adult Fiction 80,000 words

23-05-2014

Bush Lantern Award

All

Australian

Bush Poetry

100 lines

$8 or 3 for $20

First: Bush Lantern Award Trophy & $200

Second: Certificate & $100

Third: Certificate & $75

23-05-2014

Bush Lantern Award - Junior

Primary or Secondary School Student

Australian

Bush Poetry

Primary: 24 lines

Free

First: $30 & Trophy

Second: $20 & Certificate

Third: $10 & Certificate

Secondary: 40 lines

First: $50 & Trophy

Second: $30 & Certificate

Third: $20 & Certificate

23-05-2014

South Australian English Teachers Associations - The Young Writers Award

All students from junior primary to high school in South Australia

None

Prose - Reception & Year 1

1,000 words

Nil

Not specified

Prose - Years 2 & 3

1,000 words

Nil

Prose - Years 4, 5 & 6

1,000 words

Nil

Prose - Years 7 & 8

1,000 words

Nil

Prose - Years 9 & 10

1,000 words

Nil

Prose - Years 11 &12

1,000 words

Nil

Poetry - Reception & Year 1

1,000 words

Nil

Poetry - Years 2 & 3

1,000 words

Nil

Poetry - Years 4, 5 & 6

1,000 words

Nil

Poetry - Years 7 & 8

1,000 words

Nil

Poetry - Years 9 & 10

1,000 words

Nil

Poetry - Years 11 &12

1,000 words

Nil

25-05-2014

ZineWest 2014

New writers who:
- live, study or work in Western Sydney
OR
- attend a Western Sydney cultural group.

You need to be 16 years or over.

None Poetry 60 lines (including line breaks) Nil

First: $400
Second & Third: Books from Giramondo imprint.

Plus best entry awards for prose and poetry and other nominations.

Prose 800 words
Comics Not mentioned

30-05-2014

Shoalhaven Literary Award - Poetry Australian residents over 18 years old None Poetry 60 lines $10 First: $1,000 plus two week residential at Bundanon
Second: $300
Third: $100
Shoalhaven resident Encouragement Award; $200
30-05-2014
(Note: entry fee depends on date submitted)
Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 18 years and over None Poetry 50 lines (no more than 1,000 words in total)

Submission by 31/01/2014: $15
Thereafter: $20
Tertiary (university) students: $10

First: $15,000
Runner-up: $5,000
Long list x 60: $50
31-05-2014 AHWA Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition All Horror Stories Flash Fiction 1,000 words Free for AHWA Members
$5 for non-members

Paid publication in Midnight Echo and an engraved plaque.

Short Story 1,001 - 8,000 words Free for AHWA Members
$10 for non-members

Paid publication in Midnight Echo and an engraved plaque.

31-05-2014

The Australian/Vogel Literary Award Australian resident aged under 35 years None Fiction, Australian history or biography 30,000 - 100,000 words $25

Advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000

31-05-2014

The Best of Times Short Story Competition All Humorous Short Story 2,500 words $10 First: $500
Second: $100
Third, Highly Commended and Commended certificates

31-05-2014

The Boree Log Award for Bush Verse

Residents of Australia and New Zealand

Australian Bush Poetry

Poetry

80 lines

$5

First: $100, certificate & hand-carved trophy

Highly Commended: Certificate

Commended: Certificate

31-05-2014

Eastwood/Hills FAW Literary Competition

Residents of Australia and New Zealand

None

Category 1: Short Story

3,000 words

$5 or $20 for 5

First: $200

Second: $100

Category 2: Poetry (NOT Bush Poetry)

80 lines

$5 or $20 for 5

First: $150

Second: $50

Category 3: Memoir

1,500 words

$5 or $20 for 5

First: $150

Second: $50

Category 4: Pauline Walsh Award for Short Story

800 words

$5 or $20 for 5

First: $100

Second: $50

31-05-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: STAIRCASE Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines

31-05-2014
(Later submission available for additional fee)

UK COMPETITION

Shore Line Scripts Screenwriting Competition

All
(Each writer/writing team may not have earned more than £20,000 in writing fees)

None Feature Script Close to standard 80-120 pages as possible

£25
If enter by 31/07/2014: £35

If enter by 31/08/2014: £40

First: £2500,
Final Draft
Version 8 Software,
Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage,

Itsonthegrid.com
Professional Membership,  
Free
IMDB Pro Account,
VIP Package. (10 free pitches)
VirtualPitchFest.com ,
The Coffee Break Screenwriter Book,
Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book,
Script sent out to Production companies

Second: £500,
Final Draft
Version 8 Software,
Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage,

Itsonthegrid.com
Professional Membership,
Free
IMDB Pro Account,
(5 free pitches)
VirtualPitchFest.com,
The Coffee Break Screenwriter Book,
Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book,
Script sent out to Production companies

Third: £250,
Final Draft
Version 8 Software,
Itsonthegrid.com
Professional Membership,
Free
IMDB Pro Account,
(2 free pitches)
VirtualPitchFest.com,
The Coffee Break Screenwriter Book,
Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book,
Script sent out to Production companies

Fourth & Fifth: Final Draft Version 8 Software,
Itsonthegrid.com
Professional Membership,
Free
IMDB Pro Account,
(2 free pitches)
VirtualPitchFest.com,
The Coffee Break Screenwriter Book,
Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book,
Script sent out to Production companies

Short Script 3 - 20 pages

£20
If enter by 31/07/2014: £25

If enter by 31/08/2014: £30

First: £500,
Free
IMDB Pro Account,
Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book,
Script sent out to Production companies

Second: £250,
Free
IMDB Pro Account,
Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book,
Script sent out to Production companies

08-06-2014

Tim Winton Award for Young Writers

School students between 5 and 18 years old in Western Australia None A: Lower Primary: Years One & Two 2,000 words None First, Second and Third will be awarded in each section.
Tim Winton Award to most oustanding entry.
B: Middle Primary:  Years Three & Four
C: Upper Primary: Years Five & Six
D: Lower Secondary: Years Seven, Eight & Nine
E: Upper Secondary: Years Ten, Eleven & Twelve
11-06-2014 The Kembla Flame All Distinctly Australian. Poems with a humorous nature may be favoured Poetry Not mentioned

$6,
3 for $15

First: $60, The Kembla Flame trophy & certificate
Second: $40 trophy & certificate
Third: $20 trophy & certificate
3 x Commended certificates
13-06-2014 The Launceston, Tasmania Literary Award All None Short Story 1,300 - 1,500 words $10 First: $2,500
Second: $750
Third: $500
Highly Commended and Commended Certificates

16-06-2014

Newcastle Poetry Prize

All

None

Poem or sequence of poems

200 lines

$33

First: $12,000
Second: $5,000
Third: $1,000
Local Award: $500

Harri Jones Memorial Prize (Under 35): $250

Hunters Writers Centre members' award: $200
20-06-2014 Hervey Bay Annual Youth Writing Competition Students None Secondary school - short story 500 words Nil

Senior Prize Aged 13-21: $100

Second and Third each category: Highly commended
Primary school - short story 400 words Nil

School Prize:$200 and certificate

Best Grade 5 - 7: $50 and certificate
Best Grade 4 and under: $25 and certificate
Second and Third each category: Highly commended

20-06-2014

Randolph Stow Young Writers Award

Students in the Geraldton Mid-West Region None Lower Primary : Years 4 & 5 : Prose 500 words Not mentioned All finalists will receive a certificate.
First three places in each category will receive a cash prize.
Lower Primary : Years 4 & 5 : Poetry No minimum

Upper Primary : Years 6 & 7 : Prose

500 words

Upper Primary : Years 6 & 7 : Poetry

No minimum

Lower Secondary : Years 8 & 9 : Prose

1,000 words

Lower Secondary : Years 8 & 9 : Poetry

No minimum

Middle Secondary : Year 10 : Prose

1,000 words

Middle Secondary : Year 10 : Poetry

No minimum

Upper Secondary : Years 11 & 12 : Prose

2,000 words

Upper Secondary : Years 11 & 12 : Poetry

No minimum
23-06-2014 Solo - A monologue Writing competition All None High School

3 - 12 minutes (1,000 - 4,000 words) for one actor

Nil First: $500
Runner up: Double pass to a show of their choice in the 2014 HotHouse Theatre Season
Open - unpublished/unperformed writers

3 - 12 minutes (1,000 - 4,000 words) for one actor

Nil First: $500
Runner up: Double pass to a show of their choice in the 2014 HotHouse Theatre Season
Open - published/performed writers

3 - 12 minutes (1,000 - 4,000 words) for one actor

Nil First: $500
Runner up: Double pass to a show of their choice in the 2014 HotHouse Theatre Season
24-06-2014 The West Australian's Young Writers Primary and Secondary students in WA
Entries must be signed by class teacher, only 10 per class
None Poem/Prose 1,500 words Nil First, Second and Third prizes in each age group value $30 - $200 and selected extracts published

30-06-2014

The Cowley Literary Award - Short Story Competition All None Short Story - Fiction or Non-fiction 1,000 words $25 First: $5,000
Runner-up: $1,000

30-06-2014

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

School Students enrolled in 
Australian education facilities 
- Schools encouraged submit only high quality entries

Optional Theme: 'What shall we tell you?"'

Lower Primary (K - Grade 3)

80 lines

$25 for each school (30 students work)
$50 for each school (over 30 students work)
$15 per student for individual entries

First: $300, trophy and prize pack

Runner-up: $150 and prize pack

Upper Primary (Years 4 – 6, Inc. Year 7 in QLD, WA, SA)

First: $400, trophy and prize pack

Runner-up: $200 and prize pack

Learning Assistance and Special Education Primary

First: $400, trophy and prize pack

Runner-up: $200 and prize pack

Junior Secondary (Years 7 – 9)

First: $500, trophy and prize pack

Runner-up: $300 and prize pack

Senior Secondary (Years 10 – 12)

First: $500, trophy and prize pack

Runner-up: $300 and prize pack

Learning Assistance and Special Education Secondary

First: $500, trophy and prize pack

Runner-up: $300 and prize pack

Schools' Award

Primary: $1,000, trophy and prize pack

Secondary: $1,000 and prize pack

Community Relations Commission Award: Cultural Diversity

$500, trophy and prize pack

30-06-2014 FAWNS Vibrant Verse All None Free Verse 60 lines $5 First: $200
Second: $100
Certificates awarded at judges' discretion
Traditional Verse First: $200
Second: $100
Certificates awarded at judges' discretion

30-06-2014

Iris Milutinovic Award

HELD EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS

Resident of Tasmania Depicts an event with realism and good characterisation Short Story 1,500 - 3,000 words $5 First: $200
Second: $100
Third: $50

30-06-2014

The Joyce Parkes Women's Writers' Prize Australian Women Beyond the Horizon Prose, Fact or Fiction 1,000 - 2,000 words $10 First: $500

30-06-2014

The Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize Residents of Western Australia Looking Back Prose, Fact or Fiction 2,000 - 4,000 words $10 First:$1,000

30-06-2014

CANADIAN COMPETITION

Junior Authors Short Story Competition 9 - 21 years old None Category 1 Ages 18 - 21 Short Story 1,000 words Nil First: $CDN 25 Amazon Gift Card, publication on website and signed book
Second to Eight: $CDN 25 Amazon Gift Card
Category 2 Ages 15 - 17 Short Story

First: $CDN 25 Amazon Gift Card, publication on website and signed book

Second to Eighth: $CDN 25 Amazon Gift Card
Category 3 Ages 12 - 14 Short Story

First: $CDN 25 Amazon Gift Card, publication on website and signed book

Second to Eighth: $CDN 25 Amazon Gift Card
Category 4 Ages 9 - 11 Short Story

First: $CDN 25 Amazon Gift Card, publication on website and signed book

Second to Eighth: $CDN25 Amazon Gift Card

30-06-2014 Langhorne Creek Writers Festival Resident of South Australia Themed section : Food and/or Wine Open Prose 2,000 words Nil First: $500
Second: $200
Third: $100
Food & Wind Themed Prose 2,000 words Nil First: $500
Second: $200
Third: $100
Poetry 50 lines Nil First: $500
Second: $200
Third: $100

30-06-2014

IRISH COMPETITION

Moth Short Story Prizeda All None Short Story 6,000 words

€9

First: €3,000

Second: €1,000

Third: Week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 towards travel)

30-06-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: PILLOW Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines

30-06-2014

T.A.G. Hungerford Award Resident West Australians NOT romance, science fiction or fantasy Fiction or Non-fiction At least 50,000 words $25 $12,000 and a publishing contract from Fremantle Press

01-07-2014

Future Leaders Writers' Prize

Australian Year 11 & 12 students

None

Fiction or Non-fiction

800 - 1,000 words

Nil

$1,000

01-07-2014

Questions Writing Prize 18 to 30 years old None Fiction or Non-fiction 1,500 - 2,000 words Nil $2,000

04-07-2014

Graham Fredriksen Written Poetry Competition

All Australian Theme Open - Bush poetry Fit to an A4 $5 First: $200 & Trophy
Second: $100
Third: $50
14-07-2014 ALL Poetry Competition Australians18 years and over None Poetry 14 - 40 lines $7.50
(Thirty or more entrants will receive free feedback)
First: $200
Second: $100
Third: $60
14-07-2014
USA Competition

Knightville Poetry Contest

 

International None Poetry 150 lines per poem US $15
1 entry = 3 poems
US $1,000
14-07-2014
USA Competition

Machigonne Fiction contest

International None Fiction 5,000 words US $15 US $1,000

15-07-2014

CANADIAN COMPETITION

Vallum Award for Poetry All Open Poetry Max 3 poems of 60 lines each $US 25
(Entry fee includes a free one-year subscriptions to Vallum)
First: $CDN 750 & publication
Second: $CDN 250 & publication
18-07-2014 Bayside Writing Competition for Students Students aged between 10 and 18 who live, work or go to school in Bayside None Write Around Bayside: Aged 10 to 12 500 words Nil Student Prize: $250 worth of books
School Prize: $250 worth of books
Microstories: Aged 13 to 15 250 words Nil Student Prize: $250 worth of books
School Prize: $250 worth of books
Flash Fiction: Aged 16 to 18 150 words Nil Student Prize: $250 worth of books
School Prize: $250 worth of books

18-07-2014

Margaret Dooley Award for Young Writers

Australian writers under 30 years old and under

Reasoned ethical argument based on humane values.

Written

1,500 words

Nil

First: $1,500

Second: $350

Third: $150

21-07-2014

Yarram Community Centre Inc Short Story & Poetry Competition

All

None

Short Story

1,500 - 3,000 words

$5

First: $200

Second: $100

Poetry

8 - 48 lines

$3

First: $100

Second: $50

31-07-2014

Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

All Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia

None

Poetry

50 lines

$6 per poem up to 3 poems

First: $2,500

31-07-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: HAMBURGER Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines

31-07-2014

Victorian Veterans Community Story Writing and Art Competition
ART, CRAFT & PHOTOGRAPHY SECTIONS AVAILABLE
(Additional special awards relating to these sections)
Residents of Victoria of the Veteran community (ie. veterans & their families) Special sections with themes 1A: True Wartime Experience 3,000 words Nil First: $200 & certificate
Also Sir Weary Dunlop Award- cheque
Second: $100 & certificate
Third: $75 & certificate
Honourable mentions: Certificate
The Lou Perlstein award: Cheque and engraved plaque
1B: True Life Experience 3,000 words Nil First: $200 & certificate
Second: $100 & certificate
Third: $75 & certificate
Honourable mentions: Certificate
1C: Fiction 3,000 words Nil First: $200 & certificate
Second: $100 & certificate
Third: $75 & certificate
Honourable mentions: Certificate
1D: Poetry 3,000 words Nil First: $200 & certificate
Second: $100 & certificate
Third: $75 & certificate
Honourable mentions: Certificate

Vice Admiral W.R. Creswell Poetry Encouragement Award in memory of Lloyd and Vera Saltmarsh – Framed photograph of the Vice Admiral

1E: "Mateship - Stories of Companionship" 1,500 words Nil First: $200 & certificate
Second: $100 & certificate
Third: $75 & certificate
Honourable mentions: Certificate

National Servicemen’s Association (Northern Branch) Special Award - Cheque

SPECIAL AWARD:S
The Sir Edmund Herring Memorial Prize - Engraved Silver Tray
Sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force Association (Vic Division). Awarded to the most outstanding first prize entry. This award is judged by the Story Writing & Art Competition Steering Committee.
The John Quinlivan TPI Special Recognition Award - Engraved plaque
Sponsored by the TPI Association (Victoria) for a winner and a runner-up who produced entries under special hardship.
Legacy Novice Award for a First Year Entrant in Writing – Cheque and certificate
Awarded to first time writing entrants to a winner and runner-up deemed worthy of encouragement.

01-08-2014

Ipswich Poetry Feast

Open Local Poetry: Entrants must live, work or attend school within the boundaries of Ipswich City Council. Mentorship prize: Permanent residents of Queensland with email access

None

Age 5 - 7 

None

Nil

First: $50 + Certificate + Medallion

Second: $30 + Certificate

Third: $20 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $10 + Certificate

Age 8 - 10

None

Nil

First: $100 + Certificate  + Medallion

Second: $60 + Certificate

Third: $40 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $10 + Certificate

Age 11 - 13

None

Nil

First: $120 + Certificate + Medallion

Second: $80 + Certificate

Third: $50 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $10 + Certificate

Age 14 - 15

None

Nil

First: $150 + Certificate + Medallion

Second: $90 + Certificate

Third: $60 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $15 + Certificate

Age 16 - 17

None

Nil

First: $250 + Certificate + Medallion

Second: $150 + Certificate

Third: $100 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $15 + Certificate

OPEN AGE : Bush Poetry

None

$5

First: $600 + Certificate + Medallion

Second: $250 + Certificate

Third: $150 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $20 + Certificate

OPEN AGE:  Other Poetry

None

$5

First: $600 + Certificate + Medallion

Second: $250 + Certificate

Third: $150 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $20 + Certificate

OPEN AGE: Local Poetry

None

$5

First: $600 + Certificate + Medallion

Second: $250 + Certificate

Third: $150 + Certificate

Highly Commended: $20 + Certificate

IPSWICH THEME AWARDS 5 - 13 years: $50 + Certificate
14 - 17 years: $100 + Certificate
Open Age: $150 + Certificate

CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS : 5 - 17 years

$50 + Certificate

CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS : Open Age

$100 + Certificate

CHAIRPERSON'S SCHOOL AWARD

$150 + Certificate

MENTORSHIP PRIZE

15 hrs. Mentorship with Noel Stallard (valued at $1050) + Certificate

31-08-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: ELVIS Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines

05-09-2014

Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award

All Australian Residents Speculative fiction

Katharine Suannah Prichard Open Awards

1,500 - 3,500 words $7 First: $600
Second: $300
Third: $175

Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)

1,500 - 3,500 words Nil First: $75
Second: $25
Commended: 5 x $10
Encouragement Award (13 and under): $25

19-09-2014

Karen W Treanor Poetry Awards Western Australian Residents None Open 14 - 50 lines $7 First: $600
Second: $300
Third: $175
Youth (12 - 18 years) 14 - 50 lines Nil First: $75
Second: $25
Commended: 5 x $10
Under 13s: $25

19-09-2014

Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award

All Australian Residents None

Katharine Suannah Pichard Open Awards

1,000 - 3,000 words $7 First: $600
Second: $300
Third: $175

Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)

1,000 - 3,000 words Nil First: $75
Second: $25
Commended: 5 x $10
Under 13's: $25

30-09-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: MAGPIE Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines
31-10-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: MURDER Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines

30-11-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: LAUGHTER Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines

31-12-2014

Positive Words Mini-Competition
Send entries to The Editor, Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote, Victoria, 3523

All Contain the word: TRAVEL Short Story 100 words $1.20 in unused stamps Six months subscription to Positive words
Poem 10 lines
31-12-2014 W Y Yeats Poetry Prize Residents of Australia Open Poetry 50 lines $8.50 for first entry
$5.00 each entry thereafter
First: $500
Second: $100
Commendation Certificates

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