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Last updated 02/04/2018
 


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

Give your hard work the best chance to win, make sure that you follow the entry requirements!

If the entry conditions don't specify it, then generally you can submit the same entry to different competitions at the same time - but if your entry places in one then you should inform the organisers of the other competitions. It is then up to them whether your entry is disqualified or not.

Allow for time to post and double-check closing dates, particularly if the organiser is in another time zone. This is becoming more important to check as we are being more frequently approached by international competitions to be included on our list.

 

NEW LISTINGS THIS MONTH

ACU Prize for Poetry
Audio Arcadia's Science Fiction/Fantasy Short Story Competition
Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Birdcatcher Books Annual Short Story Competition
Dulcie Stone Writers Competition
FAWQ Literary Competition
Griffith Review 62: All Things Equal - The Novella Project VI
Griffith Riverina Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary Competition
IEU-QNT Literary Competition
Inktears Flash Fiction Contest
Ipswich Poetry Feast International Poetry Writing Competition
KSP Ghost Story Competition
Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition
Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing
My Brother Jack Awards
Newcastle Poetry Prize
Northern Territory Literary Award
Poetry d'Amour
Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards
Ros Spencer Poetry Prize
Sean O Faolain International Short Story Prize
Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize
The Big Issue Fiction Edition
The Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition
The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
The Peter Blazey Fellowship
Tom Collins Poetry Prize
Vallum Award for Poetry
Wells Festival of Literature Competition
What Matters? ACT/NSW
What Matters Tasmania
Wundor Short Fiction Contest


THROUGH THE YEAR

AWC Furious Fiction
Opens: 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) on the first Friday of every month
Closes:
55 hours later (midnight, Sunday)
Open to: 17 years and older
Theme: Story prompt provided
Accepts:
Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:
Not mentioned but looks to be nil
Prize
:First:
$500

Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
Quarterly competitions - see website
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:
£5 for one story, £8 for two stories

Prize
:First:
£300, Second: £200, Third: £100

Needle in the Hay
Closing Date:
Weekly and Monthly competitions - see website
Open to: Per entry details
Theme: Per entry details

Accepts: Per entry details
Size: Per entry details
Entry Fee: Per entry details

Prize
:
Per entry details


APRIL 2018

AICon FanFiction Competition

Closing Date: 01/04/2018
Open to: All
Theme: FanFiction
Accepts:
Creative Writing

Size:
6 pages
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Not mentioned

South Perth Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 07/04/2018
Open to: School aged children residing or attending school in the City of South Perth

Theme:
None
*
Accepts:
A. Year 1 - 2 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
B. Lower Primary: Year 3 - 4 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
C. Upper Primary: Year 5 - 6 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
D. Lower Secondary: Year 7 - 9 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
F. Upper Secondary: Year 10 - 12 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*
Most outstanding entry awarded the Christobel Mattingley Bronze Medallion


ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 10/04/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee:
$25 ($15 for ABR subscribers and full-time students) or choose to subscribe with your entry (see website)
Prizes:
First:
$7,000, Second: $2,000, Third: $1,000, Commended x 3: Share of $2,500 pool


Laura Literary Awards
Closing Date:
12/04/2018
Theme: None
*
THE FLINDERS NEWS PROSE AWARDS
*

SECTION 1 - OPEN
Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*

SECTION 2 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to:
13 - 18 years
Accepts:
Short Story

Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $50
*

SECTION 3 - JUNIOR
Open to:
9 - 12 years
Accepts:
Short Story

Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $25
*
SECTION 4 - JUNIOR PRIMARY

Open to:
5 - 8 years
Accepts:
Short Story

Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $15
*

THE CJ DENNIS POETRY AWARDS

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SECTION 5 - OPEN

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
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SECTION 6 - OPEN BUSH POETRY

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*

SECTION 7 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to:
13 - 18 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $50
*

SECTION 8 - JUNIOR
Open to:
9 - 12 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $25
*
SECTION 9 - JUNIOR PRIMARY

Open to:
5 - 8 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $15

Limnisa Short Story Competition
GREEK COMPETITION

Closing Date: 15/04/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Plastic
Accepts:
Short Story

Size:
500 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil but must Like Facebook page or Follow on Twitter, AND share the competition, (£30 for a professional evaluation)
Prizes
: First: One week Writers' Retreat or Workshop in 2018 or 2019 at Limnisa (near Agios Georgios, Methana, Greece). All inclusive: Full board, 7 nights accommodation in single room, optional daily yoga sessions, literary evening, use of all Limnisa facilities: beach, bikes, international library etc. OR five online sessions of personal tutoring, Second: 50% discount on the Writers' Retreat or Workshop (see above) OR a free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work., Third: 50% discount on the Writers' Retreat or Workshop (see above). OR a free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work.2 x Runners up: 25% discount on the Writers' Retreat or Workshop (see above).

NEW LISTING
Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing
Closing Date: 15/04/2018
Open to: Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or honours degree at any university in Australia or New Zealand
Theme: None
Accepts:
Creative Writing

Size:
1,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $4,000, Highest Plaved Monash University Student: $1,000

NEW LISTING
My Brother Jack Awards
Closing Date: 18/04/2018
Open to: People who live, work or study in the City of Glen Eira

Theme:
None
*
Benleigh and Caulfield RSL Open Short Story Award
Accepts:
Short Story

Size:
3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $500, Second: $150 & $150 dining voucher, Third: $100 & $100 dining voucher
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Benn's Books Senior Secondary School Short Story Award - years 10 to 12
Accepts: Short Story
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $150 & $100 Benn's Books voucher, Second: $50 Benn's Books voucher
*

Glen Eira City Council Junior Secondary School Short Story Award - years 7 to 9
Accepts: Short Story
Size:
500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $200 shopping centre voucher
*
Hardie Grant Egmont Primary School Short Story Award - years 1 to 6

Accepts: Short Story
Size:
500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $150 worth of books
*

Nelson Bros Funeral Services Open Poetry Award

Accepts:
Poetry

Size:
60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $500, Second: $300, Third: $200
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Glen Eira Libraries Senior Secondary School Poetry Award - years 10 to 12
Accepts: Poetry
Size:
30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $250 shopping centre voucher, Second: $50 shopping centre voucher
*
Grill'd Healthy Burgers Carnegie Junior Secondary School Poetry Award - years 7 to 9
Accepts: Poetry
Size:
10 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $200 Grill'd Carnegie voucher
*

Grill'd Healthy Burgers Elsternwick Primary School Poetry Award - years 1 to 6
Accepts: Poetry
Size:
10 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $150 Grill'd Elsternwick voucher
*
Photographic Awards also available


NEW LISTING
Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Closing Date: 20/04/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
Australian content
*
Accepts:
1. Short Story
Size:
3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$2,000
*

Accepts:
2. Contemporary Poetry
Size:
200 lines
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$2,000
*

Accepts:
3. Children's Writing Awards (16 years and under)
Size:
Short Story: 1,000 words, Poetry: 30 lines
Entry Fee:
$5
Prizes:
First:
$200, Second: $100, Third: $100


NEW LISTING
Dulcie Stone Writers Competition

Closing Date: 27/04/2018
Open to:
Writers with an intellectual disability residing in Victoria
Theme:
Community - Here I Come!
Accepts:
Short Story (wirtten or pictorial)
Size:
1,000 words or 3 x A4 for drawings
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified



Alan Marshall Short Story Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to: Aged 18+ and living in Australia
Theme: None
Accepts: Short stories
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $20, Local Category =
Nil
Prizes: Open Section: $2,000 + mentoring through Austraian Society of Authors and a 12-month ASA membership. Local Section: $700 + mentoring through Writers Victoria and a 12-month WV membership


Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award
Closing Date:
30/04/2017
Open to:
Residents of Australia
Theme:
Poets are invited to respond to selected artworks from the Nillumbik Shire Council Art Collection. Artworks can be viewed on the website
Accepts:
Poems
Size:
12 lines
Entry Fee:
$12 per poem (Local & Youth Category:Nil)

Prizes:
First:
$550, Local Category: $350, Youth Prize: $200 (11-18 years old)


Sutherland Shire Literary Competition
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to:
Australian residents over 18 years
Theme:
None
*
Accepts:
Traditional verse
Size:
80 lines
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$1,000, Second:: $500, Third: $250, Shire Resident's Prize: $250
*
Accepts:
Free verse
Size:
80 lines
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$1,000, Second:: $500, Third: $250, Shire Resident's Prize: $250
*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$1,000, Second:: $500, Third: $250, Shire Resident's Prize: $250


The Bath Novel Award
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to:
International writers yet to be traditionally published, 16 years or over
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Unsigned novel written for adults or young adults
Size:
First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis (Full novel must be at least 50,000 words)
Entry Fee:
£25
Prizes:
First:
£2,500, Most promising Longlisted novel: Online professional editing course worth £1,800, Short listed: manuscript feedback & literary agent introductions


Bronze Swagman Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Australian
Accepts: Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $20 per entry form, up to 3 poems per form
Prizes
: First: $500 & Bronze statuette of the Swagman, Runner-up: $200 & trophy, Highly Commended: Certificate

NEW LISTING
Northern Territory Literary Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to:
Reside in Northern Territory
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Brown's Mart Theatre Award
Size: Performance time of more than 30 minutes
Entry Fee:
 Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000, consideration for a rehearsed reading Final Draft 8 script writing software and NT Writers' Centre
*
Accepts:
Charles Darwin Universtiy Creative Non-Fiction Award
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
 Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $500 and NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
*
Accepts: Charles Darwin Univerisity Essay Award
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
 Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000 and NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
*
Accepts: Kath Manzie Youth Award (under 18 years as of 1 January): Short story or poetry
Size: 3,000 words or 300 lines
Entry Fee:
 Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $600 and NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
*
Accepts: NT Writers' Centre Poetry Award
Size: 300 lines
Entry Fee:
 Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000 and NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
*
Accepts: Flash Fiction Award
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:
 Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $500 and NT Writers' Centre membership
*
Accepts: ZipPrint Short Story Award
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
 Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000 and NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass


Poetica Christi Press Annual Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to: Australian residents aged 16 years and over
Theme: Interludes
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $7, 3 for $20
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $100

Positive Words Mini Competition - April
Closing Date:
30/04/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Rock
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

The Best of Times Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
30/04/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: Humorous
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $300 - $500 (depending on number of entries). Second: $100, Third place: Certificate


The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to: Australian resident or Australia living overseas, and over 18
Theme: None
Accepts: Collection of short prose, may contain audio-visual content & hyperlinks
Size: 30,000 words
Entry Fee: $25 (Students/Concession: $20)
Prizes
: First: $3,000 & offered a digital publication agreement, Runner-up x 2: $1,000 & offered a digital publication agreement

The Valerie Parv Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to:
Aspiring or Emerging writers - check website for full definition
Theme:
Romance/Romantic elements
Accepts:
Novels
Size:
10,000 plus 1,000 word synopsis
Entry Fee:
$110, $44 for RWA members
Prizes:
First:
 $300 & 1 year membership with Valerie Parv, Second: $200, Third: $100

 

MAY 2018
 

Questions Writing Prize
Closing Date: 01/05/2018
Open to: 18 - 30 years
Theme:
None

Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000

NEW LISTING
The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Closing Date: 01/05/2018
Open to: All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Fiction
Size: 300 to 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: $500 for each author published

Bristol Short Story Prize
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
03/05/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: £8
Prizes
: First: £1000, Second: £700, Third: £400, Shortlisted x 17: £100

NEW LISTING
What Matters? NSW/ACT
Closing Date: 11/05/2018
Open to:
Students in NSW and ACT
Theme:
What matters to you and why
*
Accepts:
Year 5 & 6: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, full-day creative writing workship & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*

Accepts:
Year 7 & 8: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, full-day creative writing workship & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*

Accepts:
Year 9 & 10: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, a day at ReachOut.com to meet team and receive professional training as well as opportunity to be paid $200 to produce a feature article for ReachOut.com & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*

Accepts:
Year 11 & 12: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, 1 year members to NSW Writers Centure and opportunity to participate in a one-day writing workship & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*
OVERALL WINNER (across NSW/ACT and Tasmania): Ipad. invited to spend a day at the Museum of Australian Democracy


NEW LISTING
What Matters Tasmania
Closing Date: 11/05/2018
Open to: Students in Tasmania in years 5 to 12
Theme:
Focus on a matter or issue of significance, expressed with passionate conviction

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Accepts:
Opinion piece
Size: 400 - 600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Awarded in 4 categories: Years 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 & 11/12
First: $250 & invitation to participate in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up; $200
*
OVERALL WINNER (across NSW/ACT and Tasmania): Ipad. invited to spend a day at the Museum of Australian Democracy


Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 14/05/2018
Open to:
Students from Years 3 to 12
Theme:
Open
*
Accepts:
Years 3 & 4: Short Story
Size:
300 - 400 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First:
$70 & Timezone Birthday Party Voucher, Second: $30
*
Accepts:
Years 5 & 6: Short Story
Size:
300 - 500 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First:
$80 & Timezone Birthday Party Voucher, Second: $50

Accepts:
Years 7 & 8: Short Story
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First:
$100, Second: $50

Accepts:
Years 9 & 10: Short Story
Size:
600 - 800 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First:
$200, Second: $70

Accepts:
Years 11 & 12: Short Story
Size:
800 - 1,200 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First:
$250, Second: $100


Boree Log Award for Bush Verse
Closing Date:
15/05/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Australian Bush Theme
Accepts:
Bush Verse
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $7
Prize
: $100 plus trophy and certificate

 

Eastwood/Hills FAW Literary Competition
Closing Date:
15/05/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
A
ccepts: Category 1: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $7 or $25 for 4
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100
*

Accepts:
Category 2: Poetry (except Bush Poetry)
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  $7 or $25 for 4
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $75
*

Accepts:
Category 3: Aan Russell Award for Memoir
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee:  $7 or $25 for 4
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $50
*

Accepts:
Category 4: Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee:  $7 or $25 for 4
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $50

SAETA Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 18/05/2018
Note: Must be written in the presence of an adult or teacher
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Reception  to Yr 1
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 2 & Yr 3
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 4 to Yr 6
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 7 & Yr 8
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 9 & Yr 10
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 11 & Yr 12
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
.

NEW LISTING
GRIFFITH REVIEW 62: All Things Equal - The Novella Project VI Competition
Closing Date:
21/05/2018
Open to:
Australian and New Zealand authors
Theme:
Respond to the brief on the website
Accepts:
Novella - fiction or non-fiction
Size:
None but advised that 8,000 - 20,000 words is preferred
Entry Fee:
$60, Griffith REVIEW subscribers = $30
Prizes:
Pool of $25,000


NEW LISTING
Poetry d'Amour
Closing Date: 25/05/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
Love
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
40 lines
Entry Fee:
$10, $20 for 2, $25 for 3, $30 for 4
Prizes:
First:
$500 plus opportunity to perform, Runner-Up: $200 plus opportunity to perform, Highly Commended x 2: Certificate, Commended x 2: Certificate, Youth Incentive (Under 21): $100 and opportunity to perform


ZineWest 2018
Closing Date: 27/05/2018
Open to:
New writers who work, live or study in Western Sydney OR attend a Western Sydney cultural group, aged 16 years and over
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Word-based works that can be printed
Size:
Poetry: 60 lines including line breaks, Prose:800 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First:
$400, Second & Third: Giramondo Books, Best Poem, Best Prose


Grieve Writing Project

Closing Date: 28/05/2018
Open to:
Australian citizens or permanent residents and over 18
Theme: Grief
Accepts:
Prose or poetry
Size: Prose: 500 words, Poetry: 36 lines
Entry Fee:
$16.50

Prizes:
$1,500
- The National Association of Loss and Grief

$1,500 - Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

$1,200 The Australian Funeral Directors Association

$500 The National Association of Loss and Grief

$500 - Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

$500 The Australian Funeral Directors Association

$500 PalliativeCare Australia

$500 Lifeline
$250 -
White Lady Funerals
$250
Good Grief - seeking a work about a Grief or Loss other than death/dying

$250 All About Grief - work a work about grief or loss after the death of a child

$200 - Calcary Mater Newcastle
$200 -
David Lloyd Funerals
$200 -
Simplicity Funerals 
$200 -
White Lady Funerals

$100 - The Compassionate Friends
$100 -
Suicide Prevention Australia
$100 -
Blue Knot Foundation
$100 -
Everymind
$100 - Hunter New England Health Mental Health Services Award
$100 -
Maclean's Booksellers - People's Choice 
$100 - Hunter Writers Centre - Must be HWC member

$100 - Hunter Writers Centre

NEW LISTING
Birdcatcher Books Annual Short Story Competition
NOTE: Need to subscribe to the newsletter to receive full terms and conditions

Closing Date: 31/05/2018
Open to: Australian and New Zealand writers.
Theme: Not mentioned (see T&Cs on website)
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: Not mentioned (may be in T&C)
Entry Fee: $8, $15 for 2, $21 for 3
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100, Third: $50

Friends of the Wollongong City Library Local History Prize
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: History of the City of Wollongong (see Guidelines for more detail)
Accepts:
Local History Paper
Size: 10,000 - 20,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $5,000

Future Leaders Writing Prize
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: Year 11 & 12 students in Australian Secondary Schools
Theme:
None

Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 800 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,000

NEW LISTING
Griffith Riverina Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary Competition
Closing Date: 31/05/2018
Open to: Australian residents
Theme:
None
*
Accepts: Short Story Primary years K-6 School Student
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize:
First: $70, Second: $50, Third: $25

*
Accepts: Short Story Secondary years 7-12 School Student
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize:
First: $70, Second: $50, Third: $25

*
Accepts: Short Story Open
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize:
First: $70, Second: $50, Third: $25

*
Accepts: Poetry Primary years K-6 School Student
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee:
$5
Prize:
First: $70, Second: $50, Third: $25

*
Accepts: Poetry Secondary years 7-12 School Student
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize:
First: $70, Second: $50, Third: $25

*
Accepts: Poetry Open
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize:
First: $70, Second: $50, Third: $25

Imagination Creation Western Union Young Writers
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: 18 years and under
Theme:
None
*
Accepts: Poetry - 10 years and under
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $100, Second: $50

*
Accepts: Story/Prose - 10 years and under
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $100, Second: $50

*
Accepts: Poetry - 11 - 14 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $120, Second: $60

*
Accepts: Story/Prose - 11 - 14 years
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $120, Second: $60
*
Accepts: Poetry - 15 - 18 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $150, Second: $70

*
Accepts: Story/Prose - 15 - 18 years
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $150, Second: $70
*
OTHER AWARDS
Sherryl Clark Award: $100
Wyhham Local Award: $50 x 4


Positive Words Mini Competition - May
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Jam
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition
UK COMPETITION
  31/05/2018 : Early Deadline
  31/07/2018 : Regular Deadline
  31/08/2018 : Late Deadline
Open to: All where each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $US 30,000 in writing fees.
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Feature script
Size: Close to standard 80-120 pages as possible
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: $US 45, Regular Deadline: $US 50, Late Deadline: $US 60
Prize
:
First:
$US 4,000, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Free Raindance Film Festival Pass, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts,
1 year Free Subscription to WriterDuet Pro,1 year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, Free enrolment into Good In A Room’s ‘How To Network in Hollywood’ course, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

Second: $US 1000, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Third:
$US 500,
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Fourth:
$US 250,
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Fifth:
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
*
Accepts:
Short script
Size: Within 2-30 pages
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: $US 37, Regular Deadline: $US 43, Late Deadline: $US 49
Prize
: First: $US 1,000, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, A Pair of Festival Passes for 2019's Encounters Short Film Festival, 1 year Free Subscription to WriterDuet Pro,1 year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, Free enrolment into Good In A Room’s ‘How To Network in Hollywood’ course, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

Second: $US 500, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Third:
$US 250,
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
*
Accepts: TV Pilot
Size: Approximately within 15-70 pages
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: $US 45, Regular Deadline: $US 50, Late Deadline: $US 60
Prize
: First: $US 2,000, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts,1 year Free Subscription to WriterDuet Pro,1 year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, Free enrolment into Good In A Room’s ‘How To Network in Hollywood’ course, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

Second: $US 500, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Third and Fourth:
$US 250,
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Fifth:
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
*
Accepts: Short Film Fund
Size: Within 2 - 35 pages
Entry Fee: Regular Deadline: $US 40, Late Deadline: $US 50
Prize
: First: $9,000 - $US 15,000 producton budget

The Australian / Vogel's Literary Award
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: Australian residents aged under 35 years on 31 May 2018
Theme: None
Accepts:
Unpublished manuscript: Fiction, Australian History or biography
Size: 30,000 - 100,000 words
Entry Fee: $25
Prize
: An advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000

NEW LISTING
Wundor Short Fiction Contest
Closing Date: 31/05/2018
Open to: 16 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts:
Fiction
Size: 45,000 words
Entry Fee:
£10
Prize:
£500 & extract published on website and considered for publication, Runner-up x 2: Extract published on website and considered for publication

 

JUNE 2018

Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Closing Date: 01/06/2018
Open to: Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $6
Prizes: First: $2,500


Seniors Card Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
01/06/2018
Open to: New South Wales Seniors Card holders
Theme: Postive Ageing
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Publication in anthology

NEW LISTING
Stuart Hadow Prize
Closing Date:
01/06/2018
Open to: Australians
Theme: Open
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$20, $30 for two, $40 for three

Prize: First: $1,000 and one week's unpaid residency at Mattie Furphy House, Second: $300. Third: $100,  2 x Highly Commended, 2 x Commended

NEW LISTING
The Peter Blazey Fellowship

Closing Date: 10/06/2018
Open to: Australian citizen or resident with a publishing record,not currently enrolled in a higher degree
Theme: None

Accepts:
Biography, Autobiography and Life Writing
Size: Curriculum vitae of two pages, synopsis of one page and 5,000 word extract of a work in progress
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $15,000

NEW LISTING
Newcastle Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
11/06/2018
Open to: Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia, aged over 18 years
Theme: None
Accepts: Poem or Suite of poems
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: $33
Prize:
First: $15,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $1,000, Local Award: $200, Harri Jones Memorial Prize (for a poet under 36 years): $500, Hunter Writers Centre members' award: $200, Highly Commnended: $200

NEW LISTING
The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
Closing Date: 11/06/2018
Open to:
Citizens of Australia and New Zealand, or have permanent residency, AND a new or emerging writer (see website for more detail)
Theme: Open

Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20, $12 for Overland subscribers (or $56 for entry fee and subscription), Nil for VIctoria University Students
Prize
: First: $6,000, Runners-up x 2: $1,000

NEW LISTING
Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards
Closing Date: 29/06/2018
Open to: Students in years 3 - 12 studying in the Mid West Region
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Prose

Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Poetry

Size: No limit

Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Prose

Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Prose

Size:
1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Prose

Size:
1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Prose

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet


NEW LISTING
Ros Spencer Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
29/06/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 2, $25 for 3, $30 for 4
Prize: First: $500, Second: $100, Highly Commended x 2, Commended x 2

NEW LISTING
Audio Arcardia's Science Fiction/Fantasy Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
30/06/2018
Open to:
Aged 18 plus
Theme: Science Fiction or Fantasy (or both)
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $USD 8.50
Prize: Percentage of royalties

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
Closing Date: 30/06/2018
Open to:
School Students enrolled in Australian education facilities

Theme: Optional theme: I Have Promises to Keep

*
Accepts:
Lower Primary (Years K - 3) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $300, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $150 & prize pack
*

Accepts:
Upper Primary (Years 4 - 6. Year 7 in SA) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $400, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $200 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Assisted Learning Primary Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $400, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $200 & prize pack
*

Accepts:
Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 9) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $300 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Senior Secondary (Years 10 - 12) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $300 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Assisted Learning Secondary Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $300 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Multicultural NSW Award

Theme:
Cultural diversity within Australian community
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack
*
PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARD: $1,000, trophy & prize pack
*
SECONDARY SCHOOL AWARD: $1,000, trophy & prize pack

NEW LISTING
FAWQ Literary Competition
Closing Date: 30/06/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5, 3 for $12
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $100,£200, Third: $50
*
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 300 words
Entry Fee: $5, 3 for $12
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $100,£200, Third: $50
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $5, 3 for $12
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $100,£200, Third: $50


Michael Terence Publishing Short Story Competition

UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
30/06/2018
Open to:
New authors (never had a full-length work published) and 16 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Fiction/Short novel, Science Fiction, Non-Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: £5
Prizes
: First: £300,  Publication in 2018 MTP Summer Anthology (print book) and Publication on the MTP website, Second: £200, Publication in the 2018 MTP Summer Anthology (print book) and Publication on the MTP website, Third: £100, Publication in the 2018 MTP Summer Anthology (print book) and Publication on the MTP website


Positive Words Mini Competition - June
Closing Date:
30/06/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Attack
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

Scribes Writers - "Poetic Licence"

Closing Date: 30/06/2017 (Entry form available on their website in February)
Open to: All
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
A. Traditional Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $7

Prize: First: $200, Second: $100
*

Accepts:
B. Free Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $7

Prize: First: $200, Second: $100

NEW LISTING
The Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/06/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry collection
Size: 16 - 23 pages
Entry Fee: €25
Prize
: First: €1000, publication and 50 copies, Second:  €500, publication and 50 copies
In addition,
"The winning poets will also be offered a reading and given three nights' accommodation at the 2019 Cork International Poetry Festival. At least one of the prizewinners guaranteed to be a debutante publication"


The Moth International Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION

Closing Date: 30/06/2018
Open to: Over 18
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 6,000 words
Entry Fee: €12
Prize
: First: €3,000, Second: a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 for travel), Third: €1,000.


University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
30/06/2018
Open to:
18 years and over
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
50 lines and no more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15 per poem if submitted by 28/02/2018. $20 if submitted after that date. Tertiary (university) students - $10
Prizes:
First:
$15,000, Second: $5,000

NEW LISTING
Wells Festival of Literature Competition

UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
30/06/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
Open
*
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
40 lines
Entry Fee:
 £6
Prizes:
First:
£750
*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
 £6
Prizes:
First:
£750
*
Accepts:
A Book for Children (9+)
Size:
First three chapters plus a synopsis (Shortlisted entrants asked for complete manuscript)
Entry Fee:
 £6
Prizes:
First:
£750
*

Accepts:
Young Poets (16 - 22 years old)
Size:
35 lines
Entry Fee:
 £3
Prizes:
First:
£150 plus 1 year's subscription to The Poetry Society

 

JULY 2018

 

Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 06/07/2018
Theme: Truth

*
Open to: Poets 18 years and older
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for each thereafter
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate
*
Open to: Primary School Student
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate
*
Open to: Secondary School Student
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate

NEW LISTING
Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
12/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Adult: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £5 for first poem, £3.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £1,000 and a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers’ Centre for Wales, Second: £500, Third: £250
*
Accepts:
Young people (12 - 17): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £100,  Second: £50, Third: £25
*
Accepts:
Children (11 and under): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £25 book token,  Second: £15 book token, Third: £10 book token

NEW LISTING
KSP Ghost Story Competition

Closing Date: 13/07/2018
Open to: Western Australian residents
Theme:
Night
*
Accepts:
Youth (8 - 18) - Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: Box of chocolates
*
Accepts:
Adult - Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50 plus goody bag, Second: $25 and goody bag

NEW LISTING
Vallum Award for Poetry
CANADIAN COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $USD 25 for up to three entries (includes 1 year digital subscription)
Prize
: First: $CDN 750 & publication, Second: $CDN 250 & publication

NEW LISTING
ACU Prize for Poetry
Closing Date: 20/07/2018
Open to: Citizens or permanent residents of Australia, 18 years and over. Any international student currently studying at an Australian University may also enter
Theme: Empathy
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
$25
Prize
: First:
$10,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $3,000

NEW LISTING
IEU-QNT Literary Competition
Note: Limitations of entries per School
Closing Date: 27/07/2018
Open to: Students in years 5 -12 and teachers from all schools across Queensland and from independent schools across the Northern Territory.
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
A. Years 11-12

1. Poem, 2, Short Story,  3. Non-fiction Prose
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 600-1,500 words, Non-fiction prose: 600 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
*
Accepts:
B. Years 9-10

1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 500-1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
C. Years 7-8

1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 500-1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
D. Years 5 - 6

1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 400-800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
E. Open (Teachers):
Short Story
Size:
800-2,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $1000

NEW LISTING
Ipswich Poetry Feast International Poetry Writing Competition
Closing Date: 28/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Poetry - 5 - 7 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $50, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $30 & Certificate, Third: $20 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - 8 - 10 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $100, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $60 & Certificate, Third: $40 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts:
Poetry - 11 - 13 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $120, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $80 & Certificate, Third: $50 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - 14 - 15 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $90 & Certificate, Third: $60 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - 16 - 17 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $150 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Other Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Local Poets
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Picture Ipswich Theme
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $300, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $175 & Certificate, Third: $125 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & Certificate
*
ADDITIONAL PRIZES
OVERALL WINNER IN OPEN AGE: Babies of Walloon Statuette
CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: 5 - 17 years: $50 & Certificate
CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: Open Age: $100 & Certificate
CHAIRPERSON'S SCHOOL AWARD: $150 & Certificate


NEW LISTING
InkTears Flash Fiction Competition
UK competition
Closing Date:
31/07/2018
Open to:
UK + International,18 years and over
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: £3;50
Prizes
: First: £250, Runner-up: £50, Highly commended x 4: £25, All winners: Story published to the InkTears Readership


Positive Words Mini Competition - July
Closing Date:
31/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Mine
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

NEW LISTING

Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
Irish Competition

Closing Date: 31/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: €15
Prize
: First: €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat, Second: €500 and publication in Southword, Shortlisted x 4: publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120

 

AUGUST 2018

The Betty Olle Poetry Award
Closing Date: 18/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Australian

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Accepts:
Open - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: The 'Betty Olle' Poetry Award & $500, Runner-Up: Certificate & $200, Highly Commended: Certificate
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Accepts:
Junior (12 years and under - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: The 'Betty Olle' Junior Poetry Award & $100, Runner-Up: Certificate & $50, Highly Commended: Certificate

FAW NSW Jean Stone Award
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: Australian Residents 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee:
$10
Prize
: First: $500

FAW NSW Walter Stone Award for Life Writing

Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: Australian Residents 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts:
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, Monograph or Bibliography
Size:
10,000 - 25,000 words
Entry Fee:
$25
Prize
: First: $1,500

FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5

Prize
:First:
$150, Runner-up: $50

Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: Australian School Children
Theme: Open

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Accepts:
Section 1 - Poetry - Yrs 10, 11 & 12
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $200
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Accepts:
Section 2 - Poetry - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $175
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Accepts:
Section 3 - Poetry - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $175
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Accepts:
Section 4 - Poetry - Yrs 4 and under
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $50

Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Closing Date:
31/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Squash
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words


SAETA Spring Poetry Festival
Closing Date: 03/08/2018
Open to: Students and teachers in Australian Schools
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Students in Yr 11 - 12 - Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Entry fee per school to cover administrative costs. $10 for corporate member schools and $20 for non - member schools
Prize
: $50 x 2
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Accepts:
Students in Yrs up to Yr 10 - Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Entry fee per school to cover administrative costs. $10 for corporate member schools and $20 for non - member schools
Prize
: $50 x 2

SEPTEMBER 2018


Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Closing Date:
30/09/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Garden
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

OCTOBER 2018


Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Crane
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

NOVEMBER 2018


Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
30/11/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Hamper
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

DECEMBER 2018


NEW LISTING
Tom Collins Poetry Prize

Closing Date:
15/12/2018 (Opens Oct 1)
Open to: Residing in Australia
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $1,000 , Second: $300, Third: $100

Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Closing Date:
31/12/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Card
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words