COMPETITIONS

UPDATED 04/06/2022

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.

 

NOTE: SOME OF THESE HAVE BEEN PUT ON TEMPORARY HOLD SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FIRST

AWC Furious Fiction

Opens: 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) quarterly
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 2022
01/06/2022
 
Stuart and Hadow Short Story Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $25 (Members: $15)
PrizeFirst: $1,000, Second: $300. Third: $100

 
02/06/2022
 
Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize
Open to: Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $6
Prizes: First: $3,000, Highly Commended x 2: $500

 
03/06/2022
 
Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival Short Story Competition
Open to: Students from Years 3 to 12
Theme: Open
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Accepts: Years 3 & 4: Short Story
Size: 300 - 400 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $70, Second: $30, Third: $20
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Accepts: 
Years 5 & 6: Short Story
Size: 300 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $80, Second: $40 Third: $30

Accepts: Years 7 & 8: Short Story
Size: 400 - 600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $100, Second: $50, Third: $40

Accepts: Years 9 & 10: Short Story
Size: 600 - 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $200, Second: $70, Third: $50

Accepts: Years 11 & 12: Short Story
Size: 800 - 1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $250, Second: $100, Third: $80

 
05/06/2022
 
Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize
Open to: Residents of Australia & an Indigenous Writer
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $2,000 & publication, Highest Quandamooka entry and short listed: Publication

 
05/06/2022
 

Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
Open to: Queensland residents who haven't previously published a book of poetry
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: Manuscript of 48 - 100 pages
Entry Fee: $30, $20 Concession
PrizeFirst: $2,000 & a publishing contract with UQP, Runner Up: Chapbook publication with Queensland Poetry

 

05/06/2022
 
Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $15, $10 concession
PrizeFirst: $1,000 & publication, Runner Up: $500 & publication, Highest QLD entry: Paid performance opportunity & publication

 
05/06/2022
 
XYZ Award for Innovation in Spoken Word
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: None
Accepts: Recorded Poetry
Size: Under 3 minutes
Entry Fee: $12, $10 Concession
PrizeFirst: $1,000 and publication Highest QLD entry: Paid performance opportunity & publication

 
10/06/2022
 
Make Your Own Story Book Competition
Open to: Western Australian Students, PP to Year 8
Theme: None
Accepts: Picture Books and Story Books (See website)
Size: 5,000 words, Page size: A5 to A4, Maximum cover size: 34cm x 25cm
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Three prizes awarded in each category:
- Years PP to 2 - Picture Book
- Years 3 to 4 - Picture Book
- Years 5 to 6 - Picture Book
- Years 7 to 8 - Picture Book
- Years 3 to 4 - Story Book
- Years 5 to 6 - Story Book
- Years 7 to 8 - Story Book
Students may work with a partner, maximum of two students per book

 
13/06/2022
 
The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Fiction
Size: 500 to 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: $500 for each author published

 
15/06/2022
 
Four Seasons Project - Poetry - Part Two
Open to: All
Theme: Autumn
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No limit (but use common sense)
Entry Fee: $5
PrizesFirst: $50 & copy of anthology, Highly commended x 2: $25 & copy of anthology

 
17/06/2022
 
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
Prize: Not specified: Up to $300
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Accepts: B. Years 9-10
1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size: Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 500-1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Not specified: Up to $300
*
Accepts: C. Years 7-8
1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size: Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 500-1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Not specified: Up to $300
*
Accepts: D. Years 5 - 6
1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size: Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 400-800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Not specified: Up to $300
*
Accepts: E. Staff: Short Story
Size: 800-2,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Not specified: Up to $300

 
17/06/2022
 
Much More Than Words
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: None, but entry must be accompanied by a photo you have taken that enhances the theme of your entry
Accepts: Short Story, Article or Poem
Size: 250 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100

 
17/06/2022
 
RD Walsh Memorial Writing for the Environment Prize
Open to: Australian Citizens
Theme: Peace and Sustainability
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Accepts: Fictional Prose - up to 18 years
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $500, Runner-up: $100, Pat Strong Award for a Young Writer: $100
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Accepts: Fictional Prose - 19 - 25 years
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $500, Runner-up: $100
*
Accepts: Fictional Prose - over 65 years
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $500, Runner-up: $100

 
21/06/2022
 
Wild Words Summer Soltice 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 

 
24/06/2022
NEW LISTING

Kids News Short Story Competition
Open to: Australian resident students from Kindergarten to Year 9 studying in an Australian School (submission by registered teacher)
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Story - Kindergarten to Grade 2
Size: 250 - 750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: 10 copies of book, iPad, HarperCollins book pack, Runner-up: HarperCollins book pack, 3 x Highly Commended: HarperCollins books pack
*
Accepts: Short Story - Years 3 - 4
Size: 250 - 750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: 10 copies of book, iPad, HarperCollins book pack, Runner-up: HarperCollins book pack, 3 x Highly Commended: HarperCollins books pack
*
Accepts: Short Story - Years 5 - 6
Size: 500 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: 10 copies of book, iPad, HarperCollins book pack, Runner-up: HarperCollins book pack, 3 x Highly Commended: HarperCollins books pack
*
Accepts: Short Story - Years 7 - 9
Size: 500 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: 10 copies of book, iPad, HarperCollins book pack, Runner-up: HarperCollins book pack, 3 x Highly Commended: HarperCollins books pack

24/06/2022
 
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: $1,001, Second: $299, Highly Commended x 2, Commended x 2

 
27/06/2022
 
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

 
30/06/2022
 
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

 
30/06/2022
 
Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Competition
US COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $350 USD, Second: $200 USD, Third: $100 USD

 
30/06/2022
 
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Open to: School Students enrolled in Australian education facilities
Theme: Optional theme: In My Opinion
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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
*
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
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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

30/06/2022
 
Gloria Anderlini (FAWQ) Memoir Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
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Accepts: Memoir
Size: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: First: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50

 
30/06/2022
 
Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards

Open to: Residents of Victoria who are unpublished writers
*
Theme: None
Accepts: The Dorothy Porter Award for Poets
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

PrizeFirst: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts: Narrative non-fiction
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

PrizeFirst: $2,000
*
Theme: Set in Melbourne
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

PrizeFirst: $2,000
*
Theme: True life experience, uniquely Victorian story of Australia's First People
Accepts: Life Writing Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Writers
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

PrizeFirst: $2,000
*
Theme: Living with a Disability
Accepts: Self Told Stories by Writers Living with a Disability
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

PrizeFirst: $2,000
*
OVERALL WINNER: $10,000

 
30/06/2022
 
Maureen Freer (FAWQ) Literary Competition
Open to: All
*
Theme: "The Appointment"
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for three
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
*
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for three
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
*
Theme: None
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for three
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50

 
30/06/2022
 
Poetry London Prize
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: £8 (£4 for subscribers) (Free entries for writers on low incomes)
Prize: First: £5,000, Second: £2,000, Third: £1,000
30/06/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Pink
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

 
30/06/2022
 
Rose Frankcombe Short Story Award
Open to: All
Theme: Joy
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10 for up to 2 entries
Prize: Not mentioned

 
30/06/2022
 
Scribes Writers - "Poetic Licence"
CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
 
30/06/2022
 
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
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Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $20, ($15 or $40 for 3 for members)
PrizeFirst: $300, Highly Commended: $200, Commended: $100

 
30/06/2022
 
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: £14
Prizes: First: £200 & publication in Anthology, Second: £100, Third: £50

 
30/06/2022
 
The Moth International Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Open to: Over 16
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 4,000 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

 
30/06/2022
 
The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize
UK COMPETITION
Open to: Writers who have not published a book-length work of fiction, life-writing or poetry (excluding self-published works or poetry chapbooks)
Theme: None
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Accepts: Poetry (up to 3 poems = a single entry)
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: £10, £16 for 2
Prize: First: £1,000 & publication, Shortlisted: publication
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Accepts: Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: £10, £16 for 2
Prize: First: £1,000 & publication, Shortlisted: publication
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Accepts: Life Writing
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: £10, £16 for 2
Prize: First: £1,000 & publication, Shortlisted: publication

 
30/06/2022
 
Wells Festival of Literature Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: Open
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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
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Accepts: A Book for Children (age 9 and up)
Size: First two chapters or 20 pages, whichever is shortest, plus a synopsis of up to 2 pages (Shortlisted entrants may be asked for complete manuscript)
Entry Fee: £6
Prizes: First: £750, Second: £300, Third: £200, Local Prize: £100
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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

 
JULY 2022
01/07/2022
 
S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award
Open to: Journalists
Theme: Crime
Accepts: Fiction or Non-Fiction
Size: Fiction: 2,000 - 5,000 words, Non-Fiction: 1,800 – 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $50 plus booking fee
Prize: Unspecified

 
04/07/2022
 
ACU Prize for Poetry
Open to: Australian residents. Any International student currently studying at an Australian University may also enter
Theme: Hope
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $25
PrizeFirst: $10,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $3,000

 
04/07/2022
 
Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards
Open to: Students in years 3 - 12 studying in the Mid West Region
Theme: None
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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
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Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
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Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
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Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Prose
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned
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Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  Not mentioned

 
08/07/2022
NEW LISTING

Periscope Literary Season Six Flash Fiction Contest
UK COMPETITION
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: Imposter
Accepts: Flash fiction
Size: 900 words
Entry Fee: £9 for first entry,  £6 for second, third is free (£5 for students) - waivers available if writer is in hardship
PrizeFirst: £2,000, Honourable Mentions: £50

08/07/2022
 
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 12 month mentorship program

 
15/07/2022
 
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, Runner Up: $500, Member Prize: $100 FHACT voucher

 
15/07/2022
 
Vallum Award for Poetry
CANADIAN COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: Total no more than 6 pages
Entry Fee: $CDN 30 for up to three entries (includes 1 year digital subscription)
PrizeFirst: $CDN 750 & publication, Second: $CDN 250 & publication

 
25/07/2022
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 book voucher

 
25/07/2022
NEW LISTING

River of Stories
Open to: Students must reside within a 150k radius of Albury/Wodonga
Theme: Playing with story
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AcceptsShort Story - Students: Years 3 - 4
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $25 book voucher
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Accepts: Short Story - Students: Years 5 - 6
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $300 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 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
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Accepts: Short Story - Students: Years 9 - 10
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $300 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 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
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Accepts: Poetry - Students: Years 3 - 4
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $25 book voucher
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Accepts: Poetry - Students: Years 5 - 6
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $50 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $25 book voucher
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Accepts: Poetry - Students: Years 7 - 8
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
*
Accepts: Poetry - Students: Years 9 - 10
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher
*
Accepts: Poetry - Students: Years 11 - 12
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $100 & $300 for school library, Runners-up x 2: $50 book voucher

 

29/07/2022
 
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, Third: $100
*
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

 
29/07/2022
 
Friends of the Wollongong City Library Local History Prize
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: History of the City of Wollongong (see Guidelines for more detail)
Accepts: Local History Paper
Size: 5,000 - 10,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $5,000

 
29/07/2022
 
Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Open to: Tasmanian students enrolled in Year 7 to 12
*
Theme: 
Refer to story starter ideas on website
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: 'Transformation’, ‘Renewal’  or ‘Enchantment’
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

 
30/07/2022
 
Mary River Press Services Short Story Prize
Open to: 16 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $5, Pensioner/Student: $3
PrizeFirst: $100, Second: $30, Third: $10

 
30/07/2022
 
The Nandewar Poetry Comptition
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $5, $10 for 3
PrizesFirst: $150 & Trophy, Second: $100, Third: $50

 
31/07/2022
NEW LISTING
AAWP Writing Prizes
*
AAWP / Westerly Magazine Life Writing Prize
Open to: Writers from Australasia
Theme: Life writing
Accepts: Any form associated with Life Writing
Size: 3,500 words
Entry Fee: $20
PrizesFirst: $500, one year subscription to Westerly & Conference fees to attend the annual AAWP conference with invitation to read from work
*

AAWP - UWRF Translators' Prize
Open to: Not mentioned
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry and Prose
Size: Poetry: 30 lines, Prose: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
PrizesFirst: Ticket to UWRF, accomodation during the festival and $1,000 toward airfares, one year membership to AAWP and fully subsidised fees to attend the annual conference with invitation to read from work

*
AAWP / ASSF Short Story Prize
Open to: Emerging writers from Australasia
Theme: Australian life/culture
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
PrizesFirst: Ticket to UWRF, accomodation during the festival and $200 toward airfares, one year membership to AAWP and fully subsidised fees to attend the annual conference with invitation to read from work

*
Sudden Writing Prize
Open to: Emerging writers from Australasia, under 25 years of age
Theme: None
Accepts: Creative works
Size: Prose: 400 words, Poetry: 40 lines, Prose Poems: 200 words
Entry Fee: $5
PrizesFirst: $500, publication on Express Media website, Voiceworks subscription, one year membership to AAWP

*
AAWP/UWRF Emerging Writers' PrizeOpen to: Emerging writers (refer to T&Cs for definition)
Theme: Through Darkness to Light
Accepts: Fiction or poetry
Size: Poetry: 30 lines, Prose: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
PrizesFirst: Ticket to UWRF, accomodation during the festival and $500 toward airfares, one year membership to AAWP and fully subsidised fees to attend the annual conference with invitation to read from work

 
31/07/2022
 
Anthology Poetry Award
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date: 
EARLY BIRD: 31/07/2022
REGULAR: 31/10/2022
Open to: All
Theme: 'Dreams'
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: €10, REGULAR: €15
Prizes: €500 & one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

 
31/07/2022
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: Wisdom in Words
*
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
*
Accepts:
 Category C: Adult: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $700, Second: $350, Third: $250

 
31/07/2022
NEW LISTING
Port Writers Open Competition
Open to: Australian residents, over 18 years old
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10 
PrizeFirst: $200, Second: $50
*
Accepts: Non-Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $200, Second: $50
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 32 lines
Entry Fee: $10
PrizeFirst: $200, Second: $50
*
Laurie Barber Award for Local Writers: $100
31/07/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Cloud
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

 
31/07/2022
 
Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition

IRISH COMPETITION

Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: €19
PrizeFirst: €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, Featured reading 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

 
31/07/2022
 
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, Nil for under 18
PrizeFirst: $300, $100 Omega Writers voucher & one-year Omega Writers membership, Second: $200 & one-year Omega Writers membership, Third: $100 & $50 Omega discount coupon, Youth Award: $100

*
Accepts: Short Story - Open
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, Nil for under 18
PrizeFirst: $300, $100 Omega Writers voucher & one-year Omega Writers membership, Second: $200 & one-year Omega Writers membership, Third: $100 & $50 Omega discount coupon, Youth Award: $100

31/07/2022
NEW LISTING
The Four Seasons Project - Short Stories - Part Three
Open to: All
Theme: Winter
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizesFirst: $200 & copy of anthology, Second: $100 & copy of anthology, Third: $50 & copy of anthology, Highly commended: $20 & copy of anthology

 
AUGUST 2022
01/08/2022
 
Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Writing Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Water Under the Bridge
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $250 Hawkeye Publishing Gift Voucher & anthology cover art based on story, Top 40 published

 
14/08/2022
NEW LISTING
BR4B Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize
Open to: Anyone living in Australia
Theme: A Turning Point
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $150, Third: $50

 
15/08/2022
NEW LISTING
Melton City Council Short Story Competition
Open to: Live, work or study in the City of Melton or be a library member
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Story - Adult (18 years and over)
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  First: $750, Second: $500, Third: $250
*
Accepts: Short Story - Teenage (Year 7 to Year 12)
Size: 1,500 words (or, for other story formats, something that takes no more than 5 minutes to experience)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Short Story - Junior B (Year 4 to Year 6)
Size: 1,500 words (or, for other story formats, something that takes no more than 5 minutes to experience)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:  First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Short Story - Junior A (Prep to Year 3)
Size: 1,500 words (or, for other story formats, something that takes no more than 5 minutes to experience)
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100

 
20/08/2022 Book Pipeline Unpublished Contest
US COMPETITION
  10/03/2022 : Special Entry
  25/05/2022 : Early Deadline
  20/08/2022 : Regular Deadline
  05/09/2022 : Late Deadline
  15/09/2022 : 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: Special Entry: $US 35. Early Deadline: $US 45, Regular Deadline: $US 50, Late Deadline: $US 55, Extended: $60
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
24/08/2022
 
Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All aged 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £6
PrizeFirst: £1,000 & a week’s poetry course, Second: £500, Third: £250

 
26/08/2022
NEW LISTING
Growlife Medical Essay Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Stories of Childhood
Accepts: Essay
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $500 voucher to Brisbane restaurant of your choice, Second: $100 voucher to Brisbane restaurant of your choice, Third: $50 voucher to Brisbane restaurant of your choice, Best entry by a School-aged entrant: $100 book voucher, Runner-up School-aged entrant x 2: $20 book voucher

 
28/08/2022
NEW LISTING
NWF/Joanne Burns Micro-lit Award
Open to: Australian citizens or residing in Australia, and over 18
Theme: Play
Accepts: Microfiction or prose poems
Size: 200 words
Entry Fee: $15, Hunter Category: Nil
Prize: Not specified

 
29/08/2022
 
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 – 16 years and over
Theme: Inspiration from the world around us
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 – 16 years and over
Theme: Inspiration from the world around us
Size:  500 words
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Poetry written by adults for children  – 16 years and over
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

 
31/08/2022
 
Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Category A: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $150 & Certificate, Second: $100 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Category B: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $150 & Certificate, Second: $100 & Certificate

 
31/08/2022 Anthology Short Story Award
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date: 
EARLY BIRD: 30/04/2022
REGULAR: 31/08/2022
Open to: All
Theme: 'Courage’'
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: EARLY BIRD: €10, REGULAR: €15
Prizes: €500 & one year subscription to Anthology Magazine
31/08/2022
 
Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Poetry Competition
Open to: Australian School Children
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Section 1 - Poetry - Yrs 10, 11 & 12
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5
PrizeFirst: $125
*
Accepts: Section 2 - Poetry - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $5
PrizeFirst: $90
*
Accepts: Section 3 - Poetry - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $35
PrizeFirst: $65
*
Accepts: Section 4 - Poetry - Yrs 4 and under
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: $5
PrizeFirst: $50

 
31/08/2022
 
Jean Stone Poetry Award
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $15
PrizeFirst: $500
31/08/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Somebody
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

 
31/08/2022
 
The Betty Olle Poetry Award
Open to: All
Theme: Australian
*
Accepts: Open - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $15 (2 poems)
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 2022
01/09/2022
 
Rhiza Edge Short Story Competition
Open to: Australian authors
Theme: Cultural Diversity
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeShort-listed authors: Copy of anthology and either $50 credit with Wombat/Rhiza or $50 cash


 
01/09/2022
NEW LISTING
Woorilla Poetry Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
JUDITH RODRIGUEZ OPEN SECTION
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: First: $2,000, Runner-up: $300

*
LOUISE ROCKNE YOUTH SECTION (12 - 18 years old)
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first 4 entries, $5 each thereafter
Prize: First: $250, Runner-up: $100
*
YOUTH CALD Sub-category (12 - 18 years old, spoken English for 5 years or less)
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first 4 entries, $5 each thereafter
Prize: First: $250, Runner-up: $100

 
08/09/2022
 
KSP Short Fiction Competition
Open to: Australian residents
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 (up to 17 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

 
09/09/2022
NEW LISTING
Junior Journo
Open to: Year 3 - 6 students in Western Australian Schools
Theme: Seven options on website
Accepts: See website
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $100 book vouchers from Fremantle Press

 
09/09/2022
NEW LISTING
Pens Against Poverty
Open to: Australian students in grades 3-10 (needs a teacher or parent to submit/endorse the entry)
Theme: Finding a Home
Accepts: Short Story or Poem
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Winners and Highly commended selected from multiple grade levels, prizes not specified

 
15/09/2022
 
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 

 
16/09/2022

 
Heywire Competition
Note: Audio, Video and Photo story categories available
Open to: Australian Residents aged 16-22 and not living in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth or Sydney
Theme: True story about an aspect of your life
Accepts: Audio, Video, Photos or Text
Size: Video & Audio: 2 - 4 minutes, Photos: 10 images, Text: around 400 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize (awarded to 33 to 40 people): Opportunity for story to be produced for ABC and an all-expenses paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra (details on website)

 
19/09/2022
 
The Van Diemen History Prize
Open to: Australian citizens or Australian Permanent residents
Theme: Tasmanian History prior to 21st century
Accepts: History Paper
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $500 and publication, Selection of best entries also published

 
23/09/2022
 
Poem Forest
A native tree will be planted in The Australian Botanic Garden for every entry received
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
PrizeFirst: $500, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate, Highly Commended: book from Magabala Books
*
Accepts: Upper primary ( Years 4 - 6) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $500, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate, Highly Commended: book from Magabala Books
*
Accepts: Lower secondary (Years 7 - 9) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $500, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate, Highly Commended: book from Magabala Books
*

Accepts: Upper secondary (Years 10 - 12) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $500, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate, Highly Commended: book from Magabala Books
*
Accepts: Threatened species (F - Year 12) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $500, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate, Highly Commended: book from Magabala Books
*
Accepts: Accredited Teacher (All ages) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $500, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate, Highly Commended: book from Magabala Books
*
Threatened Species Prize ( F – Year 12): $500, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate, Highly Commended: book from Magabala Books

Australian Botanic Gardens ( F - Year 12) award for local entrants: Family tour, book packs ($100), Seeds from the Australian Botanic Garden mount Annan, certificate

 
29/09/2022
 
KSP Poetry Competition
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First: $300, one weeks' residency at KSP Writers' Centre & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Youth (10 to 17 years)
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

 
30/09/2022
 
Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: £9
PrizeFirst:  £1,000, a free creative writing course of the winner's choice and publication, Runners-up x 2: £200


 
30/09/2022
 
Hammond House Competitions
UK COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: Changes
*
Accepts: Lyrics or Performed Song
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £100
*
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
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £500, Second:  £50, Third:  £20
*
Accepts: Script
Size: 10 pages
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £250
*
Accepts: Comedy Sketch or Stand-up Script
Size: Sketch: 4 sides of A4. Script: 2 sides of A4
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  Performance at the Festival

 
30/09/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Comedy
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

 
30/09/2022
 
New England Thunderbolt Prize

Open to: Australian Resident
Theme: Crime
*
Accepts: The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for youth entries (Under 18)
PrizeFirst: $500
*
Accepts: The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for youth entries (Under 18)
PrizeFirst: $500
*
Accepts: The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for youth entries (Under 18)
PrizeFirst: $500

OTHER PRIZES
THE NEW ENGLAND AWARD: $250
EMERGING AUTHORS AWARD (Over 18): $250
YOUTH AWARD: $150

 
OCTOBER 2022
07/10/2022
 
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 participation in sport and/or physical activity make the world a better and happier place?”
Accepts: Essay
Size: 600 - 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $1,250, Second: $750, Third: $500

 
10/10/2022
NEW LISTING
Silver Quill Written Competition

Open to: All
Theme: Australian
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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
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Accepts: Junior (under 18 years)
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

 
31/10/2022
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

 
31/10/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Box
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

 
31/10/2022
 
The Bedford Competition
UK COMPETITION
Open to: 17 years and over
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, Bedford Prize: £100, Cygnature Prize (25 years and under): £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, , Bedford Prize: £100, Cygnature Prize (25 years and under): £100

 
NOVEMBER 2022
30/11/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Member
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

 
31/11/2022
NEW LISTING
The Bath Children's Novel Award
UK COMPETITION
Open to: International writers yet to be traditionally published
Theme: Open
Accepts: YA novels, novels for teens, children’s novels, early readers, chapter books and the text of picture book
Size: First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis (see website for length of full manuscript)
Entry Fee: £29 with some sponsored places available for writers on low income
Prizes: First: £3,000, Most promising Longlisted Novel: Edit Your Novel the Professional Way on-line course, Shortlist Prize: Literary agent introductions

 
DECEMBER 2022
16/12/2022
NEW LISTING
Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Manuscript - see website for more information
Size: 80,000 words
Entry Fee: $45
Prize: Author Coaching, Structural Edit and Line edit (Value $2500)

 
31/12/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Curry
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

 
31/12/2022
NEW LISTING
The Moth Poetry Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Open to: All over 16
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: €15
PrizesFirst: €6,000, Runners-up x 3: €1,000, Commended x 8: €250

 
   

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