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Last updated 01/10/2018
 


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

Bobbing Around Free Book Edit Contest
Bronze Swagman Award
Buzz Words Short Story Prize
Central Coast Library Poetry Writing Competition
Hal Porter Short Story Competition
Jennifer Burbidge Award
Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize
Newcastle Short Story Award
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize
The Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
Penguin Literary Prize
Ruqayyah Ibourki Ekphrasis Poetry Competition
The Wombat Award
W B Yeats Poetry Prize


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

The Writing Quarter Competition
Closing Date: Last day of the month
Open to: Aged 18 or over
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:$30 via Paypal

 

OCTOBER 2018


Andy Griffiths Kids' Writing Competition
Closing Date:
01/10/2018
Open to: Primary School Students who are resident of Australia
Theme: Living in a Treehouse
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 400 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes:
First: Your story framed with illustrations by Terry Denton, Top 5 entries: Andy Griffiths book pack of 14 books


Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition
Closing Date:
01/10/2018

Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: One-Act Play
Size: 30 - 45 minutes
Entry Fee: $40

Prizes
: $8,000 pool
divided between three best scripts

Deborah Cass Prize for Writing
Closing Date:
02/10/2018
Open to: Australia early career writer (see website) who was born overseas or at least one parent born overseas
Theme: Open
Accepts: Fiction or Non-Fiction Prose
Size: 3,000 words (can be part of a larger work)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes:
First: $3,000 plus three-months mentorship with an established writer


FAW NSW Lambing Flat Regional Writing Competition
Closing Date: 05/10/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
None

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Accepts:
Short Story - Adult Open
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5

Prize
:First:
$200, Second: $50

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Accepts:
Poetry - Adult Open
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $5

Prize
:First:
$200, Second: $50

*
Accepts:
Short Story - Junior Primary (Years 1 - 3)
Size: 200 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$20, Second: $10

*
Accepts:
Poetry - Junior Primary (Years 1 - 3)
Size: 12 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$20, Second: $10

*
Accepts:
Short Story - Primary (Years 4 - 6)
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$30, Second: $15

*
Accepts:
Poetry - Primary (Years 4 - 6)
Size: 15 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$30, Second: $15
*
Accepts:
Short Story - Secondary (Years 7 - 9)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$75, Second: $25

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Accepts:
Poetry - Secondary (Years 7 - 9)
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$75, Second: $25

*
Accepts:
Short Story - Secondary (Years 10 - 12)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$75, Second: $25

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Accepts:
Poetry - Secondary (Years 10 - 12)
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$75, Second: $25


KSP Non Fiction Competition
Closing Date: 05/10/2018
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: Desire to Escape

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Accepts:
Non Fiction - Open
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, 2 for $15, 3 for $20

Prize
:First:
$300, plus one weeks' residency at KSP Writers' Centre & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
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Accepts:
Non Fiction - Youth (10 to 18 years of age)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $2

Silver Quill Written Competition
Closing Date: 05/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

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Acc
epts: Open Serious
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned
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Acc
epts: Open Humorous
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned
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Acc
epts: Novice
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned
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Acc
epts: Junior (5 - 12 years old)
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Not mentioned

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Acc
epts: Junior (13 - 17 years old)
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Not mentioned

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Acc
epts: Local (Avon Valley)
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned

Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 07/10/2018
Open to:
All
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $12
Prizes
: First (Leon Shann Award): $1,500. Second : $500, Third place: $200, Martin Downey Urban Realist Award: $100, Highly commended x 3: Book vouchers,  Commended x 6:  Books

Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
13/10/2018
Open to: Over 18 years
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $25 ($20 for members of Ballarat Writers, $15 for each additioanl poem)
Prize
: $1,000

David Harold Tribe Poetry Award
Closing Date: 14/10/2018
Open to: Australian residents for minimum of four years
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $12,000

NEW LISTING
Bobbing Around Free Book Edit Contest
Closing Date: 15/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Sample of book
Size: 200 synopsis and first 1,000 words of your book
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: free edit of full-length manuscript, Top 10: Listed, All entries: Edit of submission and feedback


Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 15/10/2018

Open to: All
Theme:
Feeding Time

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $15

Prize
:First:
$1,000 & publication in Mascara Literary Review,Highly Commended: $300

Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition
Closing Date
: 19/10/2018
Open to:
Australian Residents
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 3, $30 for 5, Youth entries (12 - 17 years): $5
Prize: First: 
$200, Second: $100, Third: $50, Novice Poet Award: $50, Judges Encouragment Award for Youth: $50, Highly Commended x 4: Certificate, Commended: Certificate

NEW LISTING
Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize
Closing Date:
19/10/2018
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
Open:Short Story
Size: 3,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize:
$300
*
Accepts:
Youth (13 - 18 years): Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: $100
*
Accepts:
Junior (Up to 12 years): Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $50
*
Accepts:
Open:Poetry
Size:
40 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $150
*
Accepts:
Youth (Up to18 years): Poetry
Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $75

NEW LISTING

Ruqayyah Ibourki Ekphrasis Poetry Competition
Closing Date:  26/10/2018
Open to:
 Residents of Australia
Theme: Respond to 'Connecting Waters'by Troy Firebrace
Accepts: Poetry
Size:  16 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $300, Second:  $200, Third:  $100

Elle Writing Competition
Closing Date:  26/10/2018
Open to:
 Residents of Australia and New Zealand aged 18 years and over
Theme: None (but don't make them sad)
Accepts: Fiction
Size:  4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $5,000 Runners up x 2:  Book pack from Hachette Australia worth $200

NEW LISTING
Central Coast Library Poetry Competition
Closing Date:  31/10/2018
Open to:
 Central Coast Library members and residents of the Central Coast Local Government Area
Theme: Peace
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Accepts: Poetry - Junior (9 to 12 years)
Size:  50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $200 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack,Second: $100 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack.Third: $50 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack.Highly Commended: Writing gift pack
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Accepts: Poetry - Youth (13 to 16 years)
Size:  50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $200 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack,Second: $100 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack.Third: $50 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack.Highly Commended: Writing gift pack
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Accepts: Poetry - Open (17 years and over)
Size:  50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $200 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack,Second: $100 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack.Third: $50 Eftpos Giftcard and writing gift pack.Highly Commended: Writing gift pack

Field of Words Memoir Competition
Closing Date: 31/10/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: Real life events/experiences
Accepts: Memoir
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $15

Prize
:First:
$400, Runner-up: $100

Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Opening Chapter of a Novel with Synopsis
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee:
£10, (£25 for optional critique)
Prize
:First:
£500, Second: £200

Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 31/10/2018
Open to: Western Australian resident
Theme: 'A knock on the door'
Accepts:
Prose, Fact or Fiction
Size: 2,000 - 4,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10

Prize: First: $1,000

Joyce Parkes Women's Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 31/10/2018
Open to: Australian Women
Theme: Freedom
Accepts:
Prose, Fact or Fiction
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10

Prize: First: $500

Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $4, 4 for $14
Prize
: First: $100, Second: Twelve Six months subscription to Positive Words
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Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 32 lines
Entry Fee: $4, 4 for $14
Prize
: First: $100, Second: Twelve Six months subscription to Positive Words

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

Sydney Writers' Room Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/10/2018
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $18
Prize
: First: $500, Runner-up: $250

The Carter Brown Mystery Writing Awards
Closing Date: 31/10/2018
Open to: Over 18
Theme: Crime/Mystery
Accepts:
Novella
Size: 20,000 - 50,000 words
Entry Fee: $18
Prize
: First: Publication

The Best of Times Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to:
All (except stories that have previously won a prize or certificate in prior Best of Times
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, highly commended and commended certificates will be awarded too

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Closing Date:  01/11/2018
Open to:
 Citizen of a Commonwealth country and 18 years or over
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size:  2,000- 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: £5,000 (if translated, translator recieves additional prize money), Regional:   £2,500 (if translated, translator recieves £2,500 as well)

Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
02/11/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: Reflection and include a reference to alcohol and/or drugs (see T&Cs)
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:  1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 2, $30 for 3
Prizes
: First: $1,000 & 12 months membership to the Victorian Writers' Centre, Second: $100, Third: $50

NEW LISTING
The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize
Closing Date:  19/11/2018
Open to:
 Australian and international writers who have not had more than one collection of work published by a commercial publisher
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee: $20  (or $56 to enter and subscribe for a year), $12 for subscribers to Overland
Prizes
: First: $6,000, Second:  $2,000, Third:  $1,000

NEW LISTING
The Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
Closing Date:  19/11/2018
Open to:  All
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size:  3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20  (or $56 to enter and subscribe for a year), $12 for subscribers to Overland
Prizes
: First: $4,000 and publication, Runners-up x 2  $500 and publication

Blackened Billy Verse Competition
Closing Date:
23/11/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Bush Verse
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10, 3 for $20 ($5 extra for judge's critique)
Prizes
First: $400 and the famous Blackened Billy Trophy and certificate, Second: $200 and certificate, Third: $100 and certificate

NEW LISTING
Penguin Literary Prize
Closing Date:
25/11/2018
Open to: Australian Residents 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Literary fiction or Non-fiction
Size: Manuscipt and 300 word synopsis
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize: $20,000 (advance against publication), publication and a book each month from the Penguin Random House Australia list for a year

Inktears Short Story Contest
UK competition
Closing Date:
30/11/2018
Open to:
UK + International,18 years and over
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 3,500 words
Entry Fee: £7.50
Prizes
: First: £1,000, Runner-up: £100, Highly commended x 4: £25, All winners: Story published to the InkTears Readership

NEW LISTING
Jennifer Burbidge Award
Closing Date: 30/11/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20, (Members: $15)
Prizes
: First: $250, Highly commended, Commended


Jim Hamilton Award

Closing Date: 30/11/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Novel
Size: More than 30,000 words
Entry Fee: $20, (Members: $15)
Prizes
: First: $1,000, Highly commended, Commended

Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
30/11/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Hamper

Accep
ts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize
Closing Date:  
30/11/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Freedom
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $10 for up to two entries
Prizes
: First: $200. Second: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

NEW LISTING
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/11/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee:
£4, 2 for £7, 3 for £9, 4 for £11, 5 for £12, 7 for £16, 10 for £22
Prize
: First: £250, Second: £100, Third: £50, High Commendation x 3: £30, Commendation x 3: £15

The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/11/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: €5, €20 for five
Prizes
: First: €1,000, a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and publication in Southword Literary Journal. Paid travel costs for the winner up to €600 and provide hotel accommodation for four days during the Cork International Poetry Festival. , Second: €500 & publication in Southword, Third: €250 & publication in Southword, Runners Up x 10: published in Southword and receive €30 publication fee

 

DECEMBER 2018


The Bath Children's Novel Award
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 02/12/2018
Open to:
International writers yet to be traditionally published
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Unsigned novel written for middle grade or young adults
Size:
First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis
Entry Fee:
£25
Prizes:
First:
£2,500, Most promising Longlisted Novel: Edit Your Novel the Professional Way on-line course

Porter Prize
Closing Date:
03/12/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 75 lines
Entry Fee:
Online entry - Subscriber or Full time student: $15,
Online entry - Non-Subscriber: $25,
Online entry & ABR Online Subscription: $65,
Online entry & Print subscription (Australia): $95,
Online entry & Print subscription (NZ and Asia): $150,
Online entry & Print subscription (Rest of World): $170

Prizes
: First: $5,000 and Arthur Boyd's etching and aquatint The lady and the unicorn, 1975, Second: $2,000, Shortlisted entries: $500

The 2019 Somerset National Novella Writing Competition
Closing Date:
07/12/2018
Open to:
All current secondary school students attending school or receiving home schooling in Australia under 19 years of age at close of entries
Theme: None
Accepts: Novella
Size: 8,000 - 20,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prizes
: National winner: $2,500 and a full editorial report from Penguin Random House (Australia), State Winners: Unspecified cash prize and personalised advice from Penguin Random House (Australia)

The 2019 Somerset National Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
07/12/2018
Open to: 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
Theme: None
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Accepts:
Junior Secondary - Years 7 to 9
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: $300 plus flights to attend the Somerset Celebration of Literature, be billeted by students of the Somerset Wordsmiths' Club and attend the events
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Accepts:
Senior Secondary - Years 10 to 12
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: $300 plus flights to to attend the Somerset Celebration of Literature, be billeted by students of the Somerset Wordsmiths' Club and attend the events

NEW LISTING
Hal Porter Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
10/12/2018
Open to: Australian writers
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $1,000

NEW LISTING
Tethered By Letters Winter Literary Competition
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/12/2018
Open to: All
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Theme:
None
Accepts: Creative Non-Fiction (Probably also open)
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 10
Prizes
: First: $US 500 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 1,000 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
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Theme:
None
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 750 words
Entry Fee: $US 8 or 3 for $US 12
Prizes
: First: $US 300 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: three pages
Entry Fee: $US 8 or 3 for $US 12
Prizes
: First: $US 300 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication


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

 

Redgum Young Writers' Award
Closing Date: 17/12/2018
Open to: Aged 9-13 years enrolled as a student or home schooled. Must be an Australian citizen, hold permanent residency or resident for at least two years - co-authored/joint entries accepted
Theme: None
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Accepts:
Children's Picture Book (no illustrations)
Size: 250 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 Redgum Book Club voucher, illustration and publication, Short-listed x 4: $150 Redgum Book Club voucher & Certificate
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Accepts:
Children's Short Story (no illustrations)
Size: 850 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 Redgum Book Club voucher, illustration and publication, Short-listed x 4: $150 Redgum Book Club voucher & Certificate

The Kembla Flame
Closing Date: 28/12/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Uniquely Australian
Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $6, $10 for 3
Prize
: First: "The Kembla Flame" trophy, $300 and certificate, Second: $200 and certificate, Third: $100 and certificate, Novice: $100 and certificate

NEW LISTING
Buzz Words Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 31/12/2018
Open to: Australian permanent residents who are adults
Theme: For children aged 8 to 11
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $500


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

The Moth Poetry Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/12/2018
Open to: All over 16
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: €12
Prizes
: First: €10,000, Runners-up x 3: €1,000 - Winners published in the spring 2019 issue of The Moth

 

JANUARY 2019

Calibre Prize
Closing Date: 14/01/2019
Theme: None

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Non-fiction essay
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $25 (or $15 for ABR subscribers or full-time students)
Prizes
: First: $5,000, Second: $2,500

The Fantastica Prize
Closing Date: 31/01/2019
Theme: Science Fiction

Open to:
Residents Australia or New Zealand
Accepts:
Fiction
Size: At least 30,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $2,000 and print & digital publication with royalties

FEBRUARY 2019

Golfwell's 3rd Annual International Golf Story Writing
NZ COMPETITION

Closing Date: 01/02/2019
Open to: All over 18 years of age
Theme: Golf
Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 700 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
:First:
 $NZ 125 of Amazon Books, Golfwell's Author Award Certificate, Kindle Edition of 3 Golfwell's Books, publication in next Golf book and on their website, Second: $NZ 50 of Amazon Books, Golfwell's Author Award Certificate, Kindle Edition of 2 Golfwell's Books, publication in next Golf book and on their website, Third: $NZ 25 of Amazon Books, Golfwell's Author Award Certificate, Kindle Edition of a Golfwell's Book, publication in next Golf book and on their website

NEW LISTING
Newcastle Short Story Award

Closing Date: 4/02/2019
Open to: Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia, over 18 years
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$16.50
Prize
: First: $3,000, Second: $1,700, Third: $1,000, 3 x Highly Commended: $200 to $250, 2 x Commended: $100  4 x Hunter Region Writers Awards: Value $100 to $120

Flash 500 Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
28/02/2019
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
£7, £12 for 2, £16 for 3, £20 for 4
Prize
:First:
£500, Second: £200, Third: £100

 

MARCH 2019


NEW LISTING
W B Yeats Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
31/03/2019
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10 for first entry ($4 each entry thereafter)
Prizes
: First: $500, 2 x Second: $75, Commendation: Certificate

 

APRIL 2019


NEW LISTING
Bronze Swagman Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2019
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
The Wombat Award

Closing Date: 30/04/2019
Open to: Children 12 years and under

Theme: Our Heritage

Accepts: Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $100 + $100 of books for their school library, Second: $75 + $75 of books for their school library, Third: $50 + $50 of books for their school library

JULY 2019

 

To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/06/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Humorous
Accepts:
Short Story

Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee:
    Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11, £18 for 2, £22 for 3
    Thereafter: £13, £21 for 2, £26 for 3
Prize: First: £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner’s video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull, Second: £500, Third: £250,  3 x Highly Commended: £100, 14 x Shortlisted: £50