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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 It is then up to them if it is then withdrawn from the competition.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

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
03-07-2014 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize Residents of Queensland with no more than one book of poetry previously published None Poetry manuscript 48 - 100 pages $20 First: $3,000 plus a publishing contract with UQP

04-07-2014

The Blake Poetry Prize

Citizens or permanent residents of Australia

Religious or Spiritual element

Poetry - single or suite

100 lines

$20

First: $5,000

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
04-07-2014 2014 Grieve Writing Competition Over 18 Grieve Short Story or Poem 500 words or 36 lines $10

$1,000 donated by The National Association of Loss and Grief
$500 donated by The National Association of Loss and Grief
$200 donated by Calvary Mater Hospital Palliative Care Department and the Acute Care Service

$200 donated by Hunter Writers Centre
$150 - this particular award is for a story or poem about a Grief or Loss other than death/dying - donated by Good Grief - Seasons for Growth
Writers' Pack valued donated by Nursing and Midwifery Services, Hunter New England Health

$100 People's Choice award donated by Maclean's Booksellers

$100 member's prize - you must be a member of Hunter Writers Centre to win this award

07-07-2014 The ACU Prize for Literature All citizens or permanent residents of Australia and any international student currently studying at an Australian University The Language of Compassion Poetry Not mentioned $20 First: $7,000
Second: $2,000
Third: $1,000

10-07-2014

Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry Residents of Australia None Poetry, single or suite 100 lines $20 First: $1,000 plus one week at Varuna, the Writers House
Second: $500
Third: $250
11-07-2014 Brimbank Writers Award

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Brimbank

None Adult Short Story 2,000 words Nil First: $600
Second:  $300
Highly Commended: $150
Teenage Short Story (13 - 17 years) 1,000 words First: $200
Second: $100
Highly Commended: $50
Children's Open Category (8 - 12 years) 500 words First: $150
Second: $100
Highly Commended: $50
ESL Short Story 500 words First: $300
Second: $150
Highly Commended: $100
Adult poetry 300 words First: $300
Second: $150
Highly Commended: $100
Teenage Poetry (13 - 17 years) 300 words First: $150
Second: $100
Highly Commended: $50
Songwriting 300 words First: $300
Second: $150
Highly Commended: $100
11-07-2014 Salisbury Writers' Festival Literary Competition Resident of South Australia None Short Fiction (16 years and under) 1,000 words Nil First: $200
Second: $100
Poetry (16 years and under) 50 lines First: $200
Second: $100
Short Story (17 years and over) 2,000 words First: $200
Second: $100
Poetry (17 years and over) 60 lines First: $200
Second: $100
13-07-2014 WAPI Song Lyric Contest All None Song Lyrics Not mentioned $6 First: $200
Second and Third may be awarded
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
 
USA Competition

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Contests International None Short Story 1,000 - 7,500 words US $10 US$250

Five finalists considered for subsequent publication. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits

Flash Fiction 55, 250 or 500 words US $4,
3 for US $10
US $50

Three finalists considered for subsequent publication. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits

Poetry 3 pages US $5
3 for US $12
US $100

Three finalists considered for subsequent publication. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits

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
16-07-2014 Albury City Short Story Award All Eight artworks form the Albury Regional Art Gallery Short Story 3,000 words $10 First: $1,000
Highly commended: prizes
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

2014 Literary Competition

Limit on entries per school and per student

Students and teachers from Years 6 -12 in all schools throughout Queensland and non-government schools in the Northern Territory.

None

Section A: Years 11 & 12:  M. Alexis Macmillan Memorial Prize: Poem Not mentioned Nil First: $300
Second: $200
Third: $100
Section A: Years 11 & 12: Short Story 600 - 1,500 words First: $300
Second: $200
Third: $100
Section A: Years 11 & 12: Non-fiction prose 600 - 1,500 words First: $300
Second: $200
Third: $100
Section B: Years 9 & 10: Lisa Allen Memorial Prize: Poem Not mentioned First: $150
Second: $100
Third: $75
Section B: Years 9 & 10:  Short Story 500 - 1,500 words First: $150
Second: $100
Third: $75
Section C: Year 8: Paul Sherman Award: Poem Not mentioned First: $150
Second: $100
Third: $75
Section C: Year 8: Short Story 500 - 1,200 words First: $150
Second: $100
Third: $75
Section D: Years 6 & 7: Poem Not mentioned First: $150
Second: $100
Third: $75
Section D: Years 6 & 7:  Short Story 400 - 800 words First: $150
Second: $100
Third: $75
Section E: Teachers: Short Story 800 - 2,500 words First: $300
Second: $200
Third: $100

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

18-07-2014

The State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award

Current resident of Queensland. Proof of residency may be required. Aged between 18 and 25 years

None

Short Story

2,500 words

Nil

First: $2,000, 12 month membership to Queensland Writers Centre, 12 months membership to Australian Writers Marketplace online, Admission to a Queensland Writers Centre industry seminar, Admission to a Brisbane Writers Festival seminar

Runner-up: $500, 12 month membership to Queensland Writers Centre, 12 months membership to Australian Writers Marketplace online, Admission to a Queensland Writers Centre industry seminar, Admission to a Brisbane Writers Festival seminar

Highly commended x 4: 12 month membership to Queensland Writers Centre, 12 months membership to Australian Writers Marketplace online, Admission to a Queensland Writers Centre industry seminar, Admission to a Brisbane Writers Festival seminar

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

25-07-2014 The Post Office Hotel Bronze Spur Award All Rural Australia Bush Poetry 100 lines $5 First: Bronze Spur Trophy & $250
Second: $100 & ribbon
Third: $50 & ribbon

30-07-2014

Write Around the Murray Festival - Nano stories

Residents within 100km radius of Albury

Include the word "picture"

Nano story: Years 3 & 4

50 words exactly

Nil

First: $50 book voucher

Highly commended: $25 book voucher

Nano story: Years 5 & 6

50 words exactly

Nil

First: $50 book voucher

Highly commended: $25 book voucher

Nano story: Years 7 & 8

50 words exactly

Nil

First: $50 book voucher

Highly commended: $25 book voucher

Open

50 words exactly

Nil

First: $100 book voucher

Highly commended: $25 book voucher

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

The Henry Handel Richardson Writing Competition All None Story/Essay 5,000 words $10

First: $1500, plus $400 in books from Text Publishing

Second: $500, plus $200 in books from Text Publishing

Third: $250, plus $150 in books from Text Publishing

31-07-2013

UK competition

Inktears Flash Fiction Competition UK + International None Short Story 500 words

£3.00,
2 for £5.00,
3 for £6.50,
4 for £7.50

First: £250

Runner-up: £50

Highly commended x 4: £25

All winners: Story published to the InkTears Readership
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

Irish Competition

Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition

International None Short Story 3,000 words

€15

First: €2,000, publication in Southword and one week residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

Second: €500 and publication in Southword

Four shortlisted: publication in Southword and publication fee of  €120

31-07-2014 Toowoomba Writers Festival Inaugral Literary Prize All None Poetry 40 lines $5 $250 & publication in anthology
Short Story 2,000 words $5

$250 & publication in anthology

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 Binalong Bush Poetry Prize & New South Wales Bush Poetry Written Competition All Bush Poetry Original Serious 120 lines $10 First: $300
Second: $150
Third: $75
Original Humorous 120 lines $10 First: $300
Second: $150
Third: $75
Overall Novice - $100

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

01-08-2014

Mental Health Week Writing Competition

Victorian students years 5 to 12

Mental health and you

Upper Primary: Years 5 - 6: Play, poem or story

1,000 words

Nil

$100
Lower Secondary: Years 7, 8 & 9: Play, poem or story $125
Higher Secondary: 10, 11 & 12: Play, poem or story $150
01-08-2014 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing Australian writers Crime Writing Fiction 2,500 words $10 $500
Non-Fiction 2,500 words $10 $500
Poetry 60 lines $10 $500
  New England resident writer: $300
Emerging Authors Award: $200
01-08-2014 Olga Masters Short Story Award Australians and permanent residents Family life in rural Australia Short Story - 21 years and over 2,000 - 5,000 words $15 $1,500
2,000 - 5,000 words 2,000 - 5,000 words $10 $500
01-08-2014

Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose

Australian residents None Fiction or Non-fiction 2,000 words

$15,
or $25 for 2
or $35 for 3

First: $400
Second: $200
Third: $100
Highly commended x 4
Commended x 4

02-08-2014

Monash Wordfest Short Story Competition

Reside, work or study in the City of Monash, or be a member of the Monash Public Library Service

None Category A: 12 - 14 years old 500 words Nil First: $200
Second: Book voucher
Third: Book voucher
Category B: 15 - 17 years old 1,000 words Nil First: $300
Second: Book voucher
Third: Book voucher
Category C: Adult 2,000 words Nil First: $500
Second: $250
Third: $100

08-08-2014

South Australian English Teachers Association - Spring Poetry Festival

Students in Australian Schools

None

Poetry - Students in Yr 11 & 12

 

Entry fee per school to cover administrative costs. $10 for corporate member schools and $20 for non - member schools

2 x $50

Poetry - Up to Year 10

 

2 x $50

11-08-2014

John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers

 

Australians aged 24 years and under None 18 - 24 years: Poetry Not mentioned $10
$30 with discounted Voiceworks subscription
$3,000
18 - 24 years: Short story or first chapter 3,000 words

$10
$30 with discounted Voiceworks subscription

$1,500
Under 18 years: Poetry Not mentioned

Free
$30 with discounted Voiceworks subscription

$500
Under 18 years: Short story or first chapter 3,000 words

Free
$30 with discounted Voiceworks subscription

$500
14-08-2014 Wyong Shire Library Service Short Story Competition Residents of Wyong Shire

 

Adult (19 years and over) Short story 1,500 words Nil First: Apple iPad
Second: Book voucher and audiobook/book prize pack
Youth (12 - 18 years old) Short Story 1,500 words Nil First: Apple iPad
Second: Book voucher and audiobook/book prize pack
Child (5 - 12 years) 1,500 words Nil First: Apple iPad
Second: Book voucher and audiobook/book prize pack

20-08-2014

Finch Memoir Prize Permanent residents of Australia None Memoir - unpublished 40,000 - 80,000 words $30 $10,000 ($5,000 of this being an advance against royalties)

29-08-2014

Gawler Poetry Competition

Residents of South Australia

Celebration

Adults

Not mentioned

Nil

First: $175

Second: $40
Third: $30

Youth (13-18 years)

Not mentioned

First: $150

Second: $35
Third: $25

Junior (12 and under)

Not mentioned

First: $80

Second: $30
Third: $20

29-08-2014

Boroondara Literary Award

Resident of Australia

Open

Short Story

1,500 - 3,000 words

Nil

First: $1,500

Second: $1,000

Third: $500

4 x Highly Commended: $50

Best entry by a Boroondara resident: $500

Courage in Adversity Short Story

1,500 - 3,000 words

First: $700

Second: $400
Third: $150

Open to young people in school year levels 5–6, who live or attend school in the City of Boroondara

Open Prose 300 - 500 words Nil First: $150
Second: $100
Third: $50
Courage in Adversity Prose 300 - 500 words Nil First: $100
Second: $50
Third: $25

Open to young people in school year levels 7–9, who live or attend school in the City of Boroondara

Open

Prose

500 - 900 words

Nil

First: $600

Second: $400

Third: $200

Courage in Adversity Prose 500 - 900 words

First: $300

Second: $200
Third: $100
Open

Poetry

200 lines

Nil

First: $600

Second: $400

Third: $200

Courage in Adversity Poetry 200 lines

First: $300

Second: $200
Third: $100

Open to young people in school year levels 10–12 (or if not at secondary school, 15–18 years of age as at 1 January 2014), who live, work or attend school in the City of Boroondara

Open

Prose

900 - 1,300 words

Nil

First: $600

Second: $400

Third: $200

Courage in Adversity Prose

900 - 1,300 words

First: $300

Second: $200
Third: $100
OPen

Poetry

200 lines

Nil

First: $600

Second: $400

Third: $200
Courage in Adversity Poetry 200 lines

First: $300

Second: $200
Third: $100
31-08-2014 The Carmel Bird Short Fiction Competition Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia  and 18 years and over None Long Short Story 4,000 - 10,000 words $20 $500
31-08-2014 Dungala Kaiela Writing Awards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to the Goulburn Valley Region None Story Yarn Article Play - Open 500 - 3,000 words Nil $400
Highly Commended prize
Story Yarn Article Play - Youth Section (13 to 18 years) 500 - 2,000 words $150
Highly Commended prize
Story Yarn Article Play - Junior Section (Up to 12 Years) 100 - 500 words $75
Highly Commended prize
Aboriginal Languages of this Region in any Written Form - Open Not mentioned $400
Highly Commended prize
Aboriginal Languages of this Region in any Written Form - 13 to 18 years Section Not mentioned $150
Highly Commended prize

Aboriginal Languages of this Region in any Written Form - (Up to 12 Years)

Not mentioned $75
Highly Commended prize
Poem Lyric Rap - Open 6 - 40 lines $200
Highly Commended prize
Poem Lyric Rap - Youth Section (13 to 18 years) 6 - 20 lines $100
Highly Commended prize
Poem Lyric Rap - Junior Section (Up to 12 years) 5 - 10 lines $50
Highly Commended prize
31-08-2014 FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize All None Poetry 60 lines $5 First: $150
Second: $50

31-08-2014

DUTCH COMPETITION

International Childrens Story Competition All

Grandad, grandma and I in our multicultural society”. Story for children aged 1-3 years or 4-6 years

Story for children aged 1 - 3 years 600 words Nil Publication as an illustrated children's book in both Dutch and English
Story for children aged 4 - 6 years 900 words Nil Publication as an illustrated children's book in both Dutch and English
31-08-2014

The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers

New and Emerging writers who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia or New Zealand

None Short Story 3,000 words

Overland Subscribers: $12
Non-subscribers: $20
Students currently enrolled in Victoria University may enter free of charge by including their student number

First: $6,000
Runners-up x 2: $1,000

31-08-2014

Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers Competiton

 

Note that works may be created by individuals or groups of three or more.

School aged (K-12) Indigenous Australian students in New South Wales Australia

One of three themes:
- Paradise
- "If I had known ..."
- "It was the strangest thing ..."

Years K - 12 Short Story

1,500 words

None

Prizes from $50 up to $500 and Encouragement Awards from $20 up to $250 will be awarded to students from Kindergarten to Year 12 for Poetry and Short Story or Play.

Prizes of up to $250 will be awarded for Kindergarten –Year 1 and Year 2-3 Group work

Years K - 12 Poetry

Years K - 12 Play

Years K - 1 Group Short Story, Poetry or Play

Years 2 - 3: Group Short Story, Poetry or Play

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

31-08-2014

UK COMPETITION

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

All None Poetry 50 lines

£4.00 for 1 poem,
£7.00 for 2 poems
£9.00 for 3 poems

£11.00 for 4 poems

£12.00 for 5 poems

£16.00 for 7 poems
£22.00 for 10 poems

First: £200.00

Second: £75.00

Third: £50.00

Highly Commended: £20 x 3

31-08-2014

UK COMPETITION

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition

All None Short Story 1,500 words

£5.00 for 1 story,
£8.00 for 2 stories
£10.00 for 3 stories

£12.00 for 4 stories

First: £200.00

Second: £75.00

Third: £50.00

Highly Commended: £20 x 3

01-09-2014 Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize All None Haiku  

$10 per sheet of 3 haiku
($12 for International entries)

First: $250
Second: $75
Third: $25
01-09-2014 Gympie Region Literary Competition Resides in the Gympie Regional Council and surrounds None Adult Short Story (17 and above) 5,000 words Nil First: $160
Second: $110
Third: $60
Children's Short Story (10 to 16 years old) 3,000 words Nil First: $110
Second: $70
Third: $50
Adult Poetry (17 and above) 200 lines Nil First: $160
Second: $110
Third: $60
Children's Poetry (10 to 16 years old) 100 lines Nil First: $110
Second: $70
Third: $50
Adult Picture Book (17 and above) Words & illustrations Nil First: $160
Second: $110
Third: $60
Children's Picture Book (10 to 16 years old)

Words & illustrations

Nil First: $110
Second: $70
Third: $50
01-09-2014 The Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers 30 years of age or under as at closing date None Nonfiction 5,000 - 10,000 words Nil

$1,500, a meeting with an editor or a publisher at Scribe, up to 10 hours of editorial time to work on developing the piece to Scribe’s publication standard OR to work on developing it into a book-length project and a 12-month book subscription to Scribe, consisting of one new-release nonfiction title a month.

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
07-09-2014

Toolangi Festival C J Dennis Poetry Competition

Residing in Australia Australian subject Open Poetry 80 lines $10 plus $2.10 in stamps First: $250
Second: $150
Third: $100
Poems inspired by a news stoary 80 lines

$10 plus $2.10 in stamps

First: $250
Second: $150
Third: $100
Poems written by adults for children 80 lines $10 plus $2.10 in stamps First: $250
Second: $150
Third: $100
Primary school: Prep to Grade 6 80 lines

$2 plus $2.10 in stamps

First: $30
Second: $20
Third: $10
Secondary School: Year 6 to 12 80 lines

$2 plus $2.10 in stamps

First: $50
Second: $30
Third: $20
12-09-2014

Rathdowney Area Development & Historical Assoc Inc

NOTE: PERFORMANCE EVENTS ALSO AVAILABLE

Amateurs - adults and high school students Bush Poetry (heritage theme optional) Bush Poetry Not mentioned $10 First: $200 and certificate
Second: $50
Primary School students Bush poetry about Australian or Australians and must rhyme Bush Poetry Not mentioned Nil Certificates
15-09-2014

Heywire

Video, Photo and Audio categories available

Australian residents aged 16 to 22 living, working or studying in regional Australia You and your community (true stories or opinion pieces) Text 400 words is recommended Nil Featured on the ABC  and a trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit

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

26-09-2014

Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards

All

Australian theme

Prose

2,500 words

$10

First: a signed, limited edition bust of Rolf Boldrewood (value $100) & $500.

Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates

Poetry

80 lines

$10

First: a signed, limited edition bust of Rolf Boldrewood (value $100) & $500

Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates

30-09-2014 Gold Coast Writers Festival Book proposal Competition All None Book Proposal See website $25
$5 printing fee for email entries

First: Publishing Package provided by Palmer Higgs. Valued at $3,650

Second: Copy Editing up to 100,000 words provided by M J Editing. Valued at up to $1,000

30-09-2014

Jean Stone Poetry Award
EVEN BIENNUAL

Residents of Australia 18 years and over

All

Poetry

60 lines

$10

$500

30-09-2014 Port Stephens Examiner Literature Award All None Short Story 2,000 words $5 First: $500 Port Stephens Council Award
Second: $300
Third: $150
'Tanilba House' Prize: $50
Highly Commended: $25 x 4

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
30-09-2014 Scribes Writers Literary Competition All Open A; Fictional Short Story 1,000 words $7 First: $200
Second: $100
Highly Commended and Commended certificates
B: Memoir 1,000 words $7 First: $100
Second: $50
Highly Commended and Commended certificates

30-09-2014

Super Short Story Competition All None A: Super Short Story 700 words $5 First: $200
Second: $100
Highly commended certificate
B: Memoir Commended certificate

30-09-2014

Walter Stone Award for Life Writing
EVEN BIENNUAL

Residents of Australia 18 years and over

Show some aspect of Australian History or have some Australian Historical significance

Memoir, Biography Monograph or Bibliography

10,000 - 25,000 words

$20

$1,500

End of Term 3, 2014 AATE 50 Words Fiction Competition

All Australians enrolled in Years 7-12 at government, Catholic and independent schools, students receiving home schooling, and all members of English Teaching Associations (ETAs) affiliated with AATE. Life Members of the ETAs and AATE are also eligible.

Golden Stories Junior Category = Years 7/8/9 50 words Exactly None First: $150 book voucher
Second: $100 book voucher
Third: $50 book vouchers
Highly commended: certificate
Senior Category - Years 10/11/12 First: $300 book voucher
Second: $200 book voucher
Third: $100 book voucher
Highly commended: certificate
Masters = ETA members First: $300 book vouchers
Second: $200 book voucher
Third: $100 book voucher
Highly commended: certificate

01-10-2014

National One-Act Play Competition All None One-Act Play 30 - 45 minutes $40 First: $3,000
Second: $2,000
Third: $1,000
14-10-2014 ART TOPPLING Tobacco
All Damage by Tobacco Anecdotes, Poetry, Jingles, Songs (all Art and Sculpture) None None Prizes awarded from a pool at the discretion of the judges

15-10-2014

Southern Cross Literary Competition All None Poetry 40 lines $20 $1,000
17-10-2014 Morrison Mentoring Short Story Competition Australian Residents Glint Category A: Open 3,000 words $5

First: $250 + publication in e-book anthology

Highly commended: publication in e-book anthology

Category B: School students up to and including Year 10 3,000 words $5

First: $100 + publication in e-book anthology

Highly commended: publication in e-book anthology

Category C: School students up to and including Year 11 & 12

3,000 words $5

First: $100 + publication in e-book anthology

Highly commended: publication in e-book anthology

31-10-2014 Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition All

Denial

Short Story 1,500 words

$10,
$20 for 2,
$30 for 3

First: $1,000 & 12 months membership to the Victorian Writers' Centre
Second: $100
Third: $50
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

01-11-2014

US COMPETITION

Earth Vision Writing Contest All Celebrating the natural environment Short fiction, short creative non-fiction, poetic prose or poetry 5,000 words

$US 15

First: $US 500
Second x 2: $US 100
28-11-2014 Bhagavad Gita As It Is Essay Competition Students enrolled at an Autralian University or Tetiary Education Institution

'Bhagavad Gita As It Is' by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Essay 2,500 - 3,000 words $35 $10,000
28-11-2014

Child Writes Competition

Illustrators category available

Australian primary-school aged children None Children's book 800 words $15 Winning writer paired with the winning illustrator, to produce a book, which will be published by Boogie Books as a hard copy publication, and distributed by Child Writes.
Royalties will be paid to the author and illustrator, for book sales that are generated

30-11-2014

USA Competition

Atlantis Short Story Competition

International - Published writers who have earned more than US$5,000 through their literary work(s) are not allowed to enter the contest. In special cases just contact us. Exceptions possible.

None Short Story 2,500 words US $10 with no feedback,
US $15 with feedback
US $20 with detailed feedback within two weeks

First: US $300 + In-depth feedback

Second: US $100 + In-depth feedback
Third: US $50 + In-depth feedback
TOP 15: In-depth feedback
TOP 40: Name & Short Story's title post on website
Every participant: Brief Comment and Evaluation Table

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
30-11-2014 Snowy Mountains Muster Bush Poetry Not mentioned Bush Poetry Novice Section Not mentioned $6
3 for $15
First: $50 & Book Trophy
Certificates to Sixth place
Stripling Section (15 and under)
Themes: Heritage, Australian History, The High Country, Pioneers
Not mentioned $6
3 for $15
First: $50 & Book Trophy
Certificates to Sixth place
Humorous Section Not mentioned $6
3 for $15
First: $200
Certificates to Sixth place
Serious Section Not mentioned $6
3 for $15
First: $200
Certificates to Sixth place
OVERALL MUSTER POET CHAMPION: $100, Certificate and Pertetual Trophy

05-12-2014

The 2015 Somerset National Novella Writing Competition All current secondary school students attending school or receiving home schooling in Australia under 19 years of age at close of entries None Novella 6,000 - 10,000 words $20

National winner: $2,650and a full editorial report from Penguin Group (Australia)

State Winners: Unspecified cash prize and personalised advice from Penguin Group (Australia)
19-12-2014 The 2015 Somerset National Poetry Prize All current secondary school students who are Australian 
citizens or permanent residents  attending school or receiving home schooling in Australia under 19 years of age at close of entries
None Junior Secondary - Years 7 to 9 50 lines $15 $300 plus flights to attend the Somerset Celebration of Literature festival
Senior Secondary - Years 10 to 12 50 lines $15 $300 plus flights to attend the Somerset Celebration of Literature festival

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

31-03-2015
EXTENDED DATE

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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