COMPETITIONS

UPDATED 06/06/2021

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.

AWC Furious Fiction

Opens: 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) on the first Friday of every month
Closes: 55 hours later
Open to: 17 years and older
Theme: Story prompt provided
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:First: $500

Flash 500 Flash Fiction 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

 

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

Write from the Heart Microfiction
Closing Date: End of Month at midnight
Open to: All
Theme: As chosen by prior winner
Accepts: Microfiction
Size: 100 words
Entry fee: $2 entry fee plus 50 cents to cover Paypal charge (or Nil entry fee but prize rolled over to next month)
Prize: Nominated charity: 50% of entry fees, First: 28% of entry fees, choose next charity and theme, Second: 8% of entry fees, Third: 4% of entry fees

 

THROUGH THE YEAR

JUNE 2021
18/06/2021
 
IEU QLD & NT Literary Competition
Note: Limitations of entries per School
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
PrizeFirst: $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
PrizeFirst: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
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Accepts: C. Years 7-8
1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size: Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 500-1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $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
PrizeFirst: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
*
Accepts: E. Open (Teachers): Short Story
Size: 800-2,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
21/06/2021
NEW LISTING
Wild Words Summer Solstice Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: Inspired by one of four quotes on website
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: £7
PrizeFirst: one hour 1-1 mentoring session with Bridget Holding 

 
25/06/2021
 
Ros Spencer Poetry Prize
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 2, $25 for 3, $30 for 4
PrizeFirst: $701, Second: $299, Highly Commended x 2, Commended x 2
26/06/2021
 
Poetry London Prize
UK COMPETITION

Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: £8 (£4 for subscribers)
Prize: First: £5,000, Second: £2,000, Third: £1,000
28/06/2021
 
Newcastle Poetry Prize
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: $250, Harri Jones Memorial Prize (for a poet under 36 years): $500, Commended x 2: $250
30/06/2021
 
Audio Arcadia's General Fiction Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: Aged 18 plus
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $USD 8.45
Prize: Percentage of royalties
30/06/2021
EARLY BIRD
 
Blue Draft Screenwriting Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: EARLY BIRD: 30/06/2021, REGULAR: 10/10/2021, LATE: 30/11/2021
Open to: Aged 18 and over as at 01/01/2021
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Film
Size: 15 minutes
Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: $USD 30 (Gold Members: $USD 24), REGULAR: $USD 40 (Gold Members: $USD 32), LATE: $USD 50 (Gold Members: $USD 40)
Prize: Production deal
30/06/2021
 
Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Contest
US COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $350 USD, Second: $200 USD, Third: $100 USD
30/06/2021
 
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Open to: School Students enrolled in Australian education facilities
Theme: Optional theme: Rich and Rare
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Accepts: Lower Primary (Years K - 3) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
    Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $20 for up to 3 poems,
    School Entry up to 30 entries: $30, 
    School Entry over 30 entries: $60, 
    School Entry over 100 entries: $80

PrizeFirst: $300, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $150 & prize pack
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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): $20 for up to 3 poems,
    School Entry up to 30 entries: $30, 
    School Entry over 30 entries: $60, 
    School Entry over 100 entries: $80

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

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Accepts: Assisted Learning Primary Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
    Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $20 for up to 3 poems,
    School Entry up to 30 entries: $30, 
    School Entry over 30 entries: $60, 
    School Entry over 100 entries: $80

PrizeFirst: $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): $20 for up to 3 poems,
    School Entry up to 30 entries: $30, 
    School Entry over 30 entries: $60, 
    School Entry over 100 entries: $80

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

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Accepts: Senior Secondary (Years 10 - 12) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
    Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $20 for up to 3 poems,
    School Entry up to 30 entries: $30, 
    School Entry over 30 entries: $60, 
    School Entry over 100 entries: $80

PrizeFirst: $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): $20 for up to 3 poems,
    School Entry up to 30 entries: $30, 
    School Entry over 30 entries: $60, 
    School Entry over 100 entries: $80

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

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DAVID MAHER AWARD: $250, trophy & prize pack
KURRUMBEDE AWARD:
PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARD: $250, trophy & prize pack
SECONDARY SCHOOL AWARD: $250, trophy & prize pack

SCHOOLS’ AWARD:
PRIMARY SCHOOL: $1,000, trophy & prize pack
SECONDARY SCHOOL: $1,000, trophy & prize pack
30/06/2021
 

Henry Savery National Short Story Award
Open to:
 Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: First: $400, Second: $100

30/06/2021
NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Weather
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.20 in unused stamps
Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words
30/06/2021
 
Rose Frankcombe Short Story Award
Open to: All
Theme: New Beginnings
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,200 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10 for up to 2 entries
Prize: First:$200, Second: $50,Highly & Commended: Certificates
30/06/2021
 
Scribes Writers - "Poetic Licence"

Open to: All
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: A. Traditional Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $8
Prize: First: $200, Second: $100
*
Accepts: B. Free Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $8
Prize: First: $200, Second: $100

 

30/06/2021
 
Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Short Story

Open to: Female writers who are Australian Citizens or permanent residents, aged 18 years or overs
Theme: Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Short Story - Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $40, ($30 for members)

PrizeFirst: $500, Highly Commended: $250, Commended: $100
*
Accepts: Short Story – Non-Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $40, ($30 for members)

PrizeFirst: $500, Highly Commended: $250, Commended: $100
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $20, ($15 or $40 for 3 for members)
PrizeFirst: $300, Highly Commended: $200, Commended: $100
30/06/2021
 
The Henshaw Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All over 16
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: £6, Optional Feedback: £12
Prizes: First: £200 & publication in Anthology, Second: £100, Third: £50
30/06/2021
 
The Moth International Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Open to: Over 16
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: €15
Prize: First: €3,000, Second: a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 for travel), Third: €1,000
30/06/2021
 
Wells Festival of Literature Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 35 lines
Entry Fee: £6
Prizes: First: £1,000, Second: £500, Third: £250, Local Prize: £100
*
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: £6
Prizes: First: £750, Second: £300, Third: £200, Local Prize: £100
*
Accepts: A Book for Children (aimed at 7-16 years of age)
Size: First two chapters or 20 pages, whichever is shortest, plus a synopsis (Shortlisted entrants asked for complete manuscript)
Entry Fee: £6
Prizes: First: £750, Second: £300, Third: £200, Local Prize: £100
*
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, Second: £75 plus 1 year's subscription to The Poetry Society, Third: £50 plus 1 year's subscription to The Poetry Society
30/06/2021
 

Wyndham Writing Awards

Open to: Residents of Victoria 18+
Theme: Nil
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Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1500-3000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $1,000, Local Encouragement Award: $800
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, Local Encouragement Award: $400
*
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 100-600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, Local Encouragement Award: $400

JULY 2021
01/07/2021
NEW LISTING
S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award
Open to: Journalists
Theme: Crime
Accepts: Fiction or Non-Fiction
Size: 3,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $53.84 (includes booking fee)
Prize: Unspecified
02/07/2021
 
Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition
Theme: Recovery
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Open to: Poets 18 years and older
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for each thereafter
PrizesFirst, 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
PrizesFirst, 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
PrizesFirst, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate.
03/07/2021
 
Randoph Stow Young Writers Awards
Open to: Students in years 3 - 12 studying in the Mid West Region
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Prose
Size: 1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Prose
Size: 1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Prose
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
05/07/2021
 
ACU Prize for Poetry
Open to: Australian residents. Any International student currently studying at an Australian University may also enter
Theme: Resilience
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $25
PrizeFirst: $10,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $3,000
09/07/2021
 
The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
Open to: Unpublished Australian citizen or residents aged 18 years or older
Theme: Adult Fiction and Adult narrative non-fiction
Accepts: Fiction and narrative non-fiction
Size: First three chapters (Max 20,000 words), 1 page synopsis, chapter breakdown (no more than 2 pages), author’s statement (750 words)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $10,000 and Hachette Australia’s mentorship program
15/07/2021
 

E.M. Fletcher Writing Award
Open to: residents of Australia, over 18 years of age
Theme: Family history/genealogy theme
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 words, plus 25 word inspiration statement
Entry Fee: $30 ($20 for members)
Prize: First: $1,000, Member Prize: 12 months members and $75 voucher

15/07/2021
 
Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Adult: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £5.75 for first poem, £3.50 thereafter
PrizeFirst: £1,000, Second: £500, Third: £250
*
Accepts: Young people (12 - 17): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.75 thereafter
PrizeFirst: £100, Second: £50, Third: £25
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Accepts: Children (11 and under): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.75 thereafter
PrizeFirst: £25 book token, Second: £15 book token, Third: £10 book token
15/07/2021
 
Vallum Award for Poetry
CANADIAN COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $CDN 25 for up to three entries (includes 1 year digital subscription)
PrizeFirst: $CDN 750 & publication, Second: $CDN 250 & publication
18/07/2021
NEW LISTING
Monash WordFest Short Story Writing Competition
Open to: Reside, work or study in the City of Monash, or be a member of the Monash Public Library Service
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
 Category A: 12 - 14 years: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Accepts:
 Category B: 15 - 17 years: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $500, Second: $250, Third: $150
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Accepts:
 Category C: Adult: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $700, Second: $350, Third: $250
18/07/2021
NEW LISTING
Stringybark Sex and Gender Awards
Theme: Relating to human relationships from a sex or gender perspective
Open to: All
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $14, $26 for 2, $36 for 3
PrizesFirst: $350 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (Value $400), Second: $250 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (Value $300), Third: $125 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies  (Value $175), Highly commended: publication + e-book
23/07/2021
NEW LISTING
Bronze Spur Award
Open to: All
Theme: Rural Australia, its people, animals, way of life and values
Accepts: Bush Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $5
PrizeFirst: Bronze Spur Trophy & $350, Second: $200, Third: $100
26/07/2021
NEW LISTING
AlburyCity Short Story Award
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $1,000, Second: $200 Dymocks book voucher, Third: $100 Dymocks book voucher
26/07/2021
NEW LISTING
River of Stories
Open to: Students must reside within a 150k radius of Albury/Wodonga
Theme: Change
*
Accepts:
 Short Story - Students: Years 3 - 4
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $25 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Short Story - Students: Years 5 - 6
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $25 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Short Story - Students: Years 7 - 8
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Short Story - Students: Years 9 - 10
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Short Story - Students: Years 11 - 12
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Poetry - Students: Years 3 - 4
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $25 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Poetry - Students: Years 5 - 6
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $25 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Poetry - Students: Years 7 - 8
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Poetry - Students: Years 9 - 10
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
*
Accepts:
 Poetry - Students: Years 11 - 12
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $200 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
26/07/2021
 
Venie Holmgren Environmental Prize
Open to:  Citizens of Australia or have permanent resident status in Australia
Theme: Environmental
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $1,000
30/07/2021
NEW LISTING
C.E.W. Bean Prize
Open to: Honours or Postgraduate Thesis submitted in any Australian University in the 2019, 2020 or 2021 calendar year
Theme: History of the Australian Army
Accepts: Thesis 
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $500, inscribed medallion, return airfares to attend Chief of Army History Conference Dinner, Two years' complimentary attendance at the Chief of Army History Conference
30/07/2021
NEW LISTING
Olga Masters Short Story Award
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: Life in rural Australia
*
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 4,000 words
Entry Fee: $25, Members concession:$20
PrizeFirst: $1,500, Runner-up: $500, Supplementary prizes at the discretion of the organisers
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Accepts: Youth (13 - 18 years) - Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 4,000 words
Entry Fee: $20 (check for 18 year olds)
PrizeFirst (13 - 18): $500, Runner-up (13 - 18): $250, Supplementary prizes at the discretion of the organisers
30/07/2021
 
The Nandewar Poetry Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $5, $10 for 3
PrizesFirst: $150 & Trophy, Second: $100, Third: $50, Best First-timer Prize: $50
30/07/2021
 
Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Open to: Tasmanian students enrolled in Year 7 to 12
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Theme: 
First paragraph must contain “Tasmania”
Accepts: Year 10 - 12: Short Fiction
Size: 800 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $8
PrizesFirst: $300 & publication with School receiving 12 months subscriptions to TASMANIA 40 South magazine, Runner up x 2: $30 Fullers Bookshop voucher

Theme: 'Mountain’, ‘River’, “Sea’ or ‘Valley’
Accepts: Year 7 - 9: Short Fiction
Size: 700 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $8
PrizesFirst: $300 & publication with School receiving 12 months subscriptions to TASMANIA 40 South magazine, Runner up x 2: $30 Fullers Bookshop voucher, Peter Sharp Memorial Award: $100
31/07/2021
EARLY BIRD

 

Anthology Poetry Award
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date: 
EARLY BIRD: 31/07/2021
REGULAR: 31/10/2021
Open to: All
Theme: 'Freedom'
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: €10, REGULAR: €15
Prizes: €500 & one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

31/07/2021 Anthology Short Story Award
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date: 
EARLY BIRD: 30/04/2021
REGULAR: 31/07/2021
Open to: All
Theme: 'Memories'
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: €10, REGULAR: €15
Prizes: €500 & one year subscription to Anthology Magazine
31/07/2021
NEW LISTING
Port Writers Open Competition
Open to: Australia citizens or permanent residents, over 18 years old
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $5 (Limit of 3 entries per category)
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: $50
*
Accepts: Non-Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $5 (Limit of 3 entries per category)
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: $50
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 32 lines
Entry Fee: $5 (Limit of 3 entries per category)
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: $50
*
Hastings Prize: $50
31/07/2021
NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Pyjamas
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.20 in unused stamps
Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words
31/07/2021
 
Rhiza Edge Short Story Competition
Open to: Australian authors
Theme: Dustmakers: considering our impact
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Adults: $14.30, Students/Pensioners: $10, School entry: $44
PrizeShort-listed authors: 3 copies of anthology, manuscript appraisal on up to 100 pages of a separate manuscript aimed at children to teens
31/07/2021
 
Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition

IRISH COMPETITION

Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: €18
PrizeFirst: €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, Featured readin at the Cork International Short Story Festival, a week-long residency at Anam Cara Retreat, Second: €500 and publication in Southword, Shortlisted x 4: €250 and publication in Southword
31/07/2021
NEW LISTING
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: £5, 2 for £8, 3 for £10, 4 for £12, 5 for £14,7 for £16, 10 for £22
PrizeFirst: £250, Second: £125, Third: £75, Highly Commended x 3: £30, Commended x 3: £20, 3 x Special Mentions: : £10
31/07/2021 Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition

UK COMPETITION
  31/05/2021 : Early Deadline
  31/07/2021 : Regular Deadline
  31/08/2021 : Late Deadline
Open to: All where each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $US 50,000 in writing fees.
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Feature script
Size: 80-120 pages (additional fee if over this length)
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: $US 45, Regular Deadline: $US 55, Late Deadline: $US 65
Prize:
First: $US 10,000, Script read by judges, Industry Roster & Directors, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Final Draft 11 Software, Choice of Free Pass to Raindance, Flickerfest or Vancouver Film Festival

Genre Winners in Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller & Horror : $US 1000, Script read by judges, Industry Roster & Directors, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Final Draft 11 Software
Each Genre's Top 5: Script read by judges, Industry Roster & Directors, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course
*
Accepts: TV Pilot - First episode
Size:
 1 Hour: 40 - 70 pages
  1/2 Hour: 5 - 30 pages
Entry Fee:
 1 Hour: Early Deadline: $45, Regular Deadline: $US 55, Late Deadline: $US 65
 1/2 Hour: Early Deadline: $40, Regular Deadline: $US 50, Late Deadline: $US 60
Prize 
1 Hour: First:
 $US 5,000, Script read by judges, Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Final Draft 11 Software, Choice of Free Pass to Raindance, Flickerfest, or Vanvouver Film Festival
1 Hour: Second: $US 1,000, Script read by judges, Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Final Draft 11 Software 
1 Hour: Top 10: Script read by judges, Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers,  Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course
1/2 Hour: First: $US 5,000, Script read by judges, Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Final Draft 11 Software, Choice of Free Pass to Raindance, Flickerfest or Vancouver Film Festival
1/2 Hour: Second: $US 1,000, Script read by judges, Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Final Draft 11 Software
1/2 Hour: Top 10: Script read by judges, Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers,  Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course
31/07/2021
 
Stories of Life
Open to: Not mentioned
Theme: Spiritual moments/events from your life that speak of your Christian faith (See website for more detail)
*
Accepts: Short Story - Open
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $300, $100 Omega Writers voucher & one-year Omega Writers membership, Second: $200 & one-year Omega Writers membership, Third: $100 & one-year Omega Writers membership
*
Accepts: Short Story - Open
Size: 1,000 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $300, $100 Omega Writers voucher & one-year Omega Writers membership, Second: $200 & one-year Omega Writers membership, Third: $100 & one-year Omega Writers membership
*
Accepts: Short Story - aged 17 and under
Size: 500 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300 & one-year Omega Writers membership, Second: $200 & one-year Omega Writers membership, Third: $100 & one-year Omega Writers membership
31/07/2021 To Hull and Back Competition
UK COMPETITION  BIENNIAL
Closing Date: 
EARLY BIRD: 30/04/2021
REGULAR: 31/07/2021
Open to: All
Theme: Humorous
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee:
   
EARLY BIRD: £13, £21 for 2, £26 for 3
    REGULAR: £15, £24 for 2, £30 for 3
PrizeFirst: £1,200, your face on the cover of the anthology depicted riding a flaming motorcycle and holding a quill of wrath, your anthology will be strapped to the handlebars of a Harley Davidson and filmed being taken to Hull an back, Second: £600, Third: £300,  3 x Highly Commended: £150, 14 x Shortlisted: £50
AUGUST 2021
01/08/2021
 
Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Writing Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Courage…
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $12
PrizeFirst: $250 Hawkeye Publishing Gift Voucher & anthology cover art based on story, Top 40 published
02/08/2021
NEW LISTING
The Peter Blazey Fellowship
Open to: Australian citizen or resident with a publishing record
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
PrizeFirst: $15,000 & access to support and facilities from The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts
06/08/2021
NEW LISTING
King of the Ranges Written Bush Poetry Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Bush Poetry - Serious
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10 for first two then $10 per poem thereafter, (Optional critique: $10)
PrizesFirst: $100, Second: $30, Third: $20
*
Accepts: Bush Poetry - Humorous
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10 for first two then $10 per poem thereafter, (Optional critique: $10)
PrizesFirst: $100, Second: $30, Third: $20
*
BEST OVERALL: $200 and name inscribed on the Outback Heritage Trophy
06/08/2021
 
SAETA Spring Poetry Festival
Open to: Students and teachers in Australian Schools
Theme: None
*
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
*
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
15/08/2021 Book Pipeline Unpublished Contest
US COMPETITION
  01/06/2021 : Early Deadline
  15/08/2021 : Regular Deadline
  05/09/2021 : Late Deadline
  10/09/2021 : Extended (Coverfly & Submittable) Deadline
  
Open to: 18 years and older
Theme: None
Accepts: Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Non-fiction
Size: First 5,000 words approx and 1-3 page synopsis (Full manuscript generally 50,000 - 120,000 words)
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: $US 45, Regular Deadline: $US 55, Late Deadline: $US 60, Extended: $65
First in each category:  $US 2,500. Immediate circulation to publishers, agents, editors and other execs, Consideration from producers seek projects for film and TV adaptation, Additional reviews of other books for potential circulation and invitations to annual writers and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media
2 x runner-ups in each category:  Immediate circulation to publishers, agents, editors and other execs, Consideration from producers seek projects for film and TV adaptation, Additional reviews of other books for potential circulation and invitations to annual writers and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media

19/08/2021
NEW LISTING

 

Lane Cove Literary Awards
Open to: Over 16 years, Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and must be living in Australia at time of entry
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $2,000
*
Accepts: Memoir (Own life)
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $1,500
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines and more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $1,500

OTHER PRIZES
THE BURNS BAY BOOKERY YOUTH PRIZE (16 - 24 years): $500
WISE SAGE PRIZE (65+ years): $500
20/08/2021
 
The Eden School Prize
Open to: South Australian Year 10 students attending a Department for Education school (Note: maximum of three entries per school)
Theme: "How can understanding and applying mathematics make the world a better and happier place?"
Accepts: Essay
Size: 600 - 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $1,250, Second: $750, Third: $500
20/08/2021
NEW LISTING
The Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award
Open to: Australian women over the age of 18
Theme: About Australian Culture (Broadly defined)
Accepts: Collection of poems
Size: 50 - 80 pages
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $40,000 and publication with Vagabond Press
27/08/2021
 
Boroondara Literary Awards
Open to: Australian Residents, Young Writers: Live, Work or study in the City of Boroondara
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Open Short Story
Size: 1,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $1,500, Second: $1,000, Third: $500, Keith Carroll Award: $500
 *
Accepts: Young Writers (Boroondara) - Junior -Years 5 - 6 - Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $200
*
Accepts: Young Writers (Boroondara) - Junior -Years 5 - 6 -  - Prose
Size: 300 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
 *
Accepts: Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 - Poetry
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $450, Second: $300, Third: $150
*
Accepts: Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 -  - Prose
Size: 500 - 900 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $450, Second: $300, Third: $150
 *
Accepts: Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 - Poetry (also open to young people not in secondary school, aged 15 to 18 years as of 1 January)
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200
*
Accepts: Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 -  - Prose (also open to young people not in secondary school, aged 15 to 18 years as of 1 January)
Size: 900 - 1,300 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200
30/08/2021
NEW LISTING
Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition

NOTE: SUBMISSIONS IN HARD-COPY BRAILLE, A WORD DOCUMENT, SIMBRAILLE or a DUXBURY-readable file
Open to: Australian Residents who are legally blind, or have low or no vision, People's Choice: Open
Theme: Growing
*
Accepts: Adult (Over 18) - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $350, Second: $150
*
Accepts: Adult (Over 18) - Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $350, Second: $150
*
Accepts: Adult (Over 18) - Article/Opinion
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $350, Second: $150
*
Accepts: Senior Student (13 - 17 years) - Short Story/Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick/Blog
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $350, Second: $150
*
Accepts: Junior Student (12 years and under) - Short Story/Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick/Blog
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
PrizeFirst: $350, Second: $150

*
Accepts: People's Choice - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $350, Second: $150
30/08/2021
NEW LISTING
Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition
Open to: Authors throughout Australia and New Zealand
*
Theme: Topic inspired by any poem or story in A Book for Kids by CJ Dennis
Accepts: Open - Marian Mayne Prize - Poetry
Theme: Environment / Climate Change
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
 *
Theme: Topic inspired by any poem or story in A Book for Kids by CJ Dennis
Accepts: Open - CJ Dennis Society Prize - Short Story
Theme: Environment / Climate Change
Size:  500 words
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Poetry written by adults for children
Size:  40 lines
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100, Chosen by group of local children: $150
*
Accepts: School Students – Preps to Grade 4 - Poetry
Size:  40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: $75, Third: $50
*
Accepts: School Students – Grade 5 to Year 8 - Poetry
Size:  40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: $75, Third: $50
*
Accepts: School Students – Grade 9 to Year 12 - Poetry
Size:  40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: $75, Third: $50
31/08/2021

FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize:First: $150, Runner-up: $50

31/08/2021
NEW LISTING
Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition
IRISH COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry collection
Size: 16 - 24 pages
Entry Fee: €25
PrizeFirst: €1000, publication and 25 copies, Second:  €500, publication and 25 copies
In addition, the winning poets will also be offered a reading and three nights' accommodation at the Cork International Poetry Festival.
31/08/2021
 
Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition
Open to: Australian School Children
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Section 1 - Short Story - Yrs 10, 11 & 12
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
PrizeFirst: $150
*
Accepts: Section 2 - Short Story - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
PrizeFirst: $125
*
Accepts: Section 3 - Short Story - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
PrizeFirst: $100
*
Accepts: Section 4 - Short Story - Yrs 4 and under
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
PrizeFirst: $50
31/08/2021
 
Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award
Open to: Permanent residents of Australia
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: $500
31/08/2021
NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Kind
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.20 in unused stamps
Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words
31/08/2021
NEW LISTING
Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Open to: Women citizens/residents of Australia
Theme: Crime & Mysteries with an active woman protagonist - check conditions for specific themes
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $20 for Sisters in Crime Members, $25 for non-members
Prizes:
Swinburne University Award (First)$1,500 plus trophy,  
Simon & Schuster Award (Second):
 $1,000,
The Sun Bookshop/Wild Dingo Press Award (Third): $600,

Affirm Press Award for Best Young Writer (for writers 18 or under): $500,

The Monash University Award for Best New Writer (for writers 19 - 25 years): $500,

Melbourne Athenaeum Library ‘Body in the Library' Award: $1,250; runner up $750,
Booktopia Publisher Services Award for Best Environmental Mystery: $750,

Clan Destine Press Award for Best Cross-Genre Story: $750,

Every Cloud Productions Award for Best Mystery with History Story: $750,

Kerry Greenwood Award for Best Malice Domestic Story: $750,
Viliama Grakalic Award for Best Art and Crime Story: $750,

Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award for the Story with the Most Satisfying Retribution: Studio Residency at the Old Melbourne Gaol (Value $660),
HQ Fiction Award for Best Thriller: $500,
ScriptWorks Award for a Great Film Idea: $500,
Liz Navratil Award for Best Story with a Disabled Protagonist Story: $400
31/08/2021
NEW LISTING
Sentinel Poetry Book Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry collection
Size: 20 A4 pages
Entry Fee: £25
PrizeFirst: £300 & publication & 20 copies of their collection, Second: £200, Third: £100
31/08/2021
 
The Betty Olle Poetry Award
Open to: All
Theme: Australian
*
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
*
Accepts: Junior (12 years and under) - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: The 'Betty Olle' Junior Poetry Award & $100, Runner-Up: Certificate & $50, Highly Commended: Certificate
SEPTEMBER 2021
03/09/2021
NEW LISTING
Pens Against Poverty
Open to: Students in grades 3-10 (needs a teacher or parent to submit/endorse the entry)
Theme: Time for Change
Accepts: Short Story or Poem
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Winners and Highly commended selected from multiple grade levels, prizes not specified
09/09/2021
NEW LISTING
KSP Short Fiction Competition
Open to: Australian residents and citizens
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Fiction - Open
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize:First: $300, plus one weeks' residency at KSP Writers' Centre & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts: Short Fiction - Youth (10 to 18 years of age)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:First: $100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25
10/09/2021
 
Junior Journo
Open to: Year 3 - 6 students in Western Australian Schools
Theme: Seven options on website
Accepts: Articles
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $100 book vouchers from Fremantle Press
15/09/2021
 
The Moth Nature Writing Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Open to: Over 16
Theme: Nature writing
Accepts: Prose and Poetry
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: €15
Prize: €1,000 and a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France 
17/09/2021
 

Poem Forest
A tree will be planted at Mount Annan for every entry recieved
Open to: Australian student or young person (aged 18 and under) or an accredited teacher
Theme: Nature
*
Accepts: Lower primary ( F - Year 3) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, book packs ($100), certificates

*
Accepts: Upper primary ( Years 4 - 6) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, book packs ($100), certificates

*
Accepts: Lower secondary (Years 7 - 9) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, book packs ($100), certificates

*
Accepts: Upper secondary (Years 10 - 12) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, book packs ($100), certificates

*
Accepts: Threatened species (F - Year 12) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, book packs ($100), certificates

*
Accepts: Accredited Teacher (All ages) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, book packs ($100), certificates

*
Australian Botanic Gardens ( F - Year 12) award for local entrants: Tour of the Gardens

23/09/2021
NEW LISTING
Hugo Throssell Writing Award for Youth
Open to: All studenst who live, or go to school, in the Shire of Mundaring
Theme: Use one of the photo prompts, themem of war and remembrance
*
Accepts: Junior (9 - 12 years) - Essay or short story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $50 and certificate, Highly commended and commended: Book prize and certificate
*

Accepts: Senior (13 - 17 years) - Essay or short story
Size: 700 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $100 and certificate, Highly commended and commended: Book prize and certificate
30/09/2021
 
Hammond House Competitions
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: Stardust
*
SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Accepts: Lyrics or Performed Song
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £100
*
INTERNATIONAL LITERARY PRIZE
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £1,000, Second:  £100, Third:  £50
*
INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £500, Second:  £50, Third:  £20
*
SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
Accepts: Screenplay
Size: 10 pages
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £250
30/09/2021
NEW LISTING
KSP Poetry Competition
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First: $200, one weeks' residency at KSP Writers' Centre & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Youth (12 to 18 years of age)
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25
*
Annette Cameron Encouragement award for an unpublished WA poet
Accepts: Poetry - (Over age of 18)
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First: $150
30/09/2021
NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Rooster
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.20 in unused stamps
Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words
30/09/2021
NEW LISTING
Scribes Writers - 'Short Takes'
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Story (Not Fan Fiction)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $8
Prize:First: $200, Runner-up: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates
*
Accepts: Memoir
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $8
Prize:First: $200, Runner-up: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates
OCTOBER 2021
01/10/2021
NEW LISTING
Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: One-Act Play
Size: 30 - 45 minutes, see T&Cs for staging requirements
Entry Fee: $40
Prizes: The Eleanor Nimmo Prize for Best Play: $5,000, Second: $2,000, Third: $1,000, Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award: unspecified cash amount
08/10/2021
 
Silver Quill Written Competition

Open to: All
Theme: Australian
*
Accepts: Open Serious
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: Not mentioned
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Accepts: Open Humorous
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: Not mentioned
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Accepts: Novice
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: Not mentioned
*
Accepts: Junior (5 - 12 years old)
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Not mentioned

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

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

15/10/2021
NEW LISTING
MiNDFOOD Short Story Competition
Open to: Australian and New Zealand residents
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: Approximately 2,000 words (about 100 words either side is fine)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:Australian First: AU$1,000, New Zealand First: NZ$1,000
31/10/2021
NEW LISTING
Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Opening Chapter of a Novel with Synopsis
Size: Opening chapter up to 3,000 plus one page synopsis
Entry Fee: £10, £18 for 2, £26 for 3 (£25 for optional critique)
Prize:First: £500, Second: £200
31/10/2021
NEW LISTING
Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers Award
Open to: Indigenous Australian students (Kindergarten to Year 12) studying in NSW
Theme: One of three themes: "I’ve got you covered", "Oops!", "What a feeling"
Accepts: Short Story, Play, Poem. Group work accepted for Year K-3 to encourage shared learning
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: 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 to Year 3 Group work
31/10/2021
NEW LISTING

Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition

Open to: All
Theme: None
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Accepts: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $4.40, 4 for $15
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: Twelve Six months subscription to Positive Words
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Accepts: Poetry
Size: 32 lines
Entry Fee: $4.40, 4 for $15
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: Twelve Six months subscription to Positive Words

31/10/2021
NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Potato
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.20 in unused stamps
Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words
31/10/2021
NEW LISTING
The Bedford Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
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Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: £7.50, three of £15 (Full time students: £5, three for £10)
PrizeFirst: £1,000, Second: £200, Third: £100, For Young Writers: £100
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Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £7.50, three of £15 (Full time students: £5, three for £10)
PrizeFirst: £1,000, Second: £200, Third: £100, For Young Writers: £100
NOVEMBER 2021
21/11/2021

 

Celebrate Caves Through Your Creativity
Open to: All
Theme: Caves and Karst in Australasia
Accepts: Poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, journalism
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500 Ledlenser voucher
NOTE: There are visual and audio categories and a $1,000 grand prise award across all entries

30/11/2021
NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Dimple
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.20 in unused stamps
Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words
DECEMBER 2021
31/12/2021
NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Anticipation
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.20 in unused stamps
Prize: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

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