COMPETITIONS

UPDATED 01/01/2022

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) 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

JANUARY 2022
02/01/2022
 
black&write! Writing Fellowships
Open to: Writers (published and unpublished) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent currently living in Australia
Theme: None
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Accepts: Adult Fiction and Short Story collections
Size: Minimum 50,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
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Accepts: Young Adult Fiction
Size: Minimum 40,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
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Accepts: Poetry
Size: Minimum 30 poems
Entry Fee: Nil
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Accepts: Children's book
Size: No word count requirement
Entry Fee: Nil
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Prizes: Two winners will each receive: $10,000, manuscript development with black&write! and publication opportunity with Hachette Australia
06/01/2022
 
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
PrizesFirst: £200, Second: £100, Third: £50
07/01/2022
EXTENDED
Judith Wright Poetry Prize
Open to: Emerging poets
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $20 ($12 for subscribers)
Prizes: First: $6,000 and publication, Second: $2,000 and publication, Third: $1,000 and publication
07/01/2022
EXTENDED
Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
Open to: All
Theme: Travel
Accepts: Short Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20 ($12 for subscribers)
Prizes: First: $5,000 and publication, 2 x Runner-ups: $750 and publication
09/01/2022
 
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/12/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Hope in Nature
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Accepts: Poetry - 18 years and over
Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee:  £4
PrizeFirst: £200
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Accepts: Poetry - 12 to 17 years
Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: £70
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Accepts: Poetry - Up to 11 years
Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: £50
12/01/2022



 

The Mogford Food & Drink Short Story Prize
UK COMPETITION
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: Food and Drink must be at the heart of the tale
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: £15
PrizesFirst: £10,000, an inscribed award, publication, recorded and uploaded, 3 x Runners up: £250 & publication, Short listed entries: Invited to the Mogford Prize Party hosted by Jeremy Mogford at Quod Restaurant & Bar, Oxford, UK. Each will receive a night’s accommodation at one of The Oxford Collection hotels and travel expenses as agreed in advance

17/01/2022
 
Calibre Essay Prize
Theme: None
Open to: All
Accepts: Non-fiction essay
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $25 (or $15 for ABR subscribers)
PrizesFirst: $5,000, Second: $2,500
21/01/2022 Shore Scripts Podcast Competition
UK COMPETITION
EARLY: 16/11/2021
REGULAR: 19/12/2021
FINAL: 21/01/2022
Open to: All where each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $US 50,000 in writing fees in the preceding 18 months.
Theme: Works as a serialised episodic show
Accepts: Podcast pilot script (fiction)
Size: 10-40 pages (additional fee if over this length)
Entry Fee: EARLY: $35, REGULAR: $45, FINAL: $55
PrizeFirst x 2: $US 1,000, Scripts produced into a pilot podcast episode with budget of $US 5,000, Top 15:  Read by Judges, Industry roster & directors, free enrolment into ‘Fast Track You First Draft – 15 Minute Method Course’
31/01/2022
NEW LISTING
Gippsland Writers Network Summer Writing Competition
Open to: Citizens and residents of Australia
Theme: Heat
Accepts: Short Story or Poetry
Size: 500 words or 20 lines
Entry Fee: $10 ($5 for GWN members)
Prize: Not specified
31/01/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Surf
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
31/01/2022
 
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
31/01/2022
 
The Four Seasons Project - Part One
Open to: All
Theme: Summer
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: paid for publication at 1c/word (minimum $20) & copy of anthology
31/01/2022
 
The Masters Review Winter Short Story Award for New Writers
US COMPETITION
Open to: Emerging writers
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 6,000 words
Entry Fee: $US 20
Prizes: First: $US 3,000, Second: $US 300, Third: $US 200
FEBRUARY 2022
01/02/2022
NEW LISTING
Bright Film Project - Story to Screenplay
US COMPETITION
Open to: All
Theme: Open theme (Consider use of key ideas that will translate to film)
Accepts: Short Story
Size:  3,000 words 
Entry Fee: $US 10
Prizes: First: $US 5,000, Bonus Prize: Two Hudson passes for TriBeCa
01/02/2022
 

Silver Tree Non-Fiction Writing Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Biography of a family member or friend who has spent a significant part of their life in the Western Region NSW (see website)
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Accepts: Non-Fiction - single author
Size:  2,500 words 
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: First: $500, Highly-commended (up to 5): $100
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Accepts: Non-Fiction - collaboration
Size:  2,500 words 
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: First: $500, Highly-commended (up to 5): $100

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West Darling Arts Award for a writer aged 18 or under:$100

01/02/2022
 
Silver Tree Poetry Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size:  50 lines 
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: First: $1,000, Best local poem: $300, Highly-commended (up to 2): $100
01/02/2022
NEW LISTING
Slinkies
Open to: Australians living in Australia or overseas who are between 18 and 30
Theme: None
Accepts: Prose in any form
Size:  10,000 words 
Entry Fee: Not mentioned, need to create an account
Prizes: Not mentioned
01/02/2022
 
The Cloncurry Prize - The Spirit of Cloncurry
Open to: Australian citizens, permanent residents or Australian passport holders living in Australia, over 18 years
Theme: Spirit of the Outback
Accepts: Poetry
Size:  No more than 2 pages 
Entry Fee: $25
Prizes: First: $10,000, Runner-up: $1,000
13/02/2022
 
Stringybark Open Short Story Competition
Theme: Have a link to Australia, suitable for audience aged 16 and above
Open to: All
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $14, $26 for 2, $36 for 3
PrizesFirst: $350, publication, ebook, paperback, choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (Value $400), Second: $250, publication, ebook, paperback, choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (Value $300), Third: $125, publication, ebook, paperback, choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (Value $175), Highly Commended x 30: Publication, ebook (Value $5)
14/02/2022
 
Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Open to: Citizens of Australia and New Zealand or Australian permanent residents
Theme: Island or Island-resonant
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $500
18/02/2022
NEW LISTING
Victorian Bush Poetry Championships - Written
Open to: All
Theme: None
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Accepts:
 Silver Brumby Poetry Award - Serious
Size: 120 lines
Entry Fee: $10 (plus $10 if wish critique)
PrizesFirst: $150 & trophy, Second: $70, Third: $30
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Accepts:
 Corryong Larrikin Award - Humorous
Size: 120 lines
Entry Fee: $10 (plus $10 if wish critique)
PrizesFirst: $150 & trophy, Second: $70, Third: $30
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VBPMA Overall Written Champion: $100
VBPMA Novice Written Champion: $50
28/02/2022


 

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

28/02/2022
 
Minds Shine Bright Writing Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Confidence
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Accepts: Poetry
Size: 240 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $500
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Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $500
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Accepts: Micor/Flash fiction
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $500
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Accepts: Script
Size: 90 pages
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $500
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OVERALL WINNER: $1,000
Commended: $100
28/02/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Crush
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
28/02/2022
 
The Heroines/Joyce Parkes Women's Writing Prize
Open to: Writers who identify or live as women, prize only awarded to someone residing in, or a citizen of, Australia
Theme: Focus on lost women's history, untold stories and reimagined myths, fairy tales, folklore or legends, or speculative fiction
Accepts: Fiction or poetry
Size: Fiction: 3,000 words, Poetry: 3 pages
Entry Fee: $15
Prizes: First for fiction: $1,000, First for poetry: $1,000, Selected for publication: $25
MARCH 2022
17/03/2022
NEW LISTING
Peter Carey Short Story Award
Open to: Australian residents 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: First: $2,000, Runner-up: $1,000, Best Local Entry: $500
18/03/2022
NEW LISTING
Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush

Open to: All
Theme: Driving Passion
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Accepts:
 Section 1. Adult - Bush poetry with a humorous theme
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $400
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Accepts: 
Section 2. Adult - Bush poetry celebrating "Driving Passion"
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $400
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SECTIONS 3 - 5 : Adult's Performance categories
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Accepts:
 Section 6. Infants

Size: 4 - 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25
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Accepts:
 Section 7. Primary: 9 years and under

Size: 10 - 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25

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Accepts:
 Section 8. Primary: 10 years and over

Size: 12 - 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25
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Accepts:
 Section 9. Secondary

Size: 12 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25
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SECTIONS 10 - 12: Children's Performance Categories
20/03/2022
NEW LISTING
The Golden Pen
Open to: Western Australian Students, years 4 to 12
Theme: Everyday Magic
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Accepts:
 Senior Category - High school students year 9 - 12 : Any format eg Poetry, prose, comics
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Overall winner: $500, Book voucher from Boffins to value of $100 plus certificateShortlisted x 3: Book voucher from Boffins to value of $100 plus certificate
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Accepts:
Middle Category - High school students year 7 - 8 : Any format eg Poetry, prose, comics
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Overall winner: $500, Book voucher from Boffins to value of $100 plus certificateShortlisted x 3: Book voucher from Boffins to value of $100 plus certificate
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Accepts:
Junior Category - Primary school students year 4 - 6 : Any format eg Poetry, prose, comics
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Overall winner: $200, Book voucher from Boffins to value of $50 plus certificateShortlisted x 3: Book voucher from Boffins to value of $50 plus certificate
24/03/2022
 
KSP Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition
Open to: Youth: Australian Residents. Adults: Western Australian residents
Theme: Best Friend
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Accepts: Youth (under 18) - Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesWA First: $100 & certificate & copy of anthology, WA Second: $25 & certificate & copy of anthology, Interstate award: $50 & certificate & copy of anthology, Shire of Mundaring resident encouragement award: $25 & certificate & copy of anthology
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Accepts: Adult - Short Story
Size: 1,200 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizesFirst: $100 & certificate & copy of anthology, Second: $50 & certificate & copy of anthology, Shire of Mundaring resident encouragement award: $25 & certificate & copy of anthology
25/03/2022
 
The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition
Open to: All
Theme: "What Will Be?"
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
PrizeFirst: $300, 2 tickets to the Community Play performance & a handcrafted timber quill, Local prize: Collins Bookstore voucher & 2 tickets to the Community Play performance, Young writer under 18: Collins Bookstore voucher
30/03/2022
 
Daisy Utemorrah Award
Open to: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons living in Australia
Theme: None (but consider the description of the award on the website)
Accepts: Junior or Young Adult Fiction
Size: Generally 20,000 - 100,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books
31/03/2022
 
FAW Tasmania Nairda Lyne Award
Open to: All
Theme: Suitable for children aged 8-12 years
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $100 & winner's name inscribed on a plaque in the State Library Launceston Branch, Best Tasmanian Entry: Hobart Bookshop voucher
31/03/2022
NEW LISTING

Northern Beaches Writers' Competition

Open to: Australian citizen or resident, over 18
Theme: Tree
Accepts: Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 2,500 words (plus at least one copyright-free image)
Entry Fee: $15
Prizes: First: $100 & publication, Second: $50 & optional publication, Northern Beaches Commendation Award: $25 & optional publication

31/03/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Hint
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
31/03/2022
 
The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Open to: Over 16
Theme: Poetry written by an adult for children (aged 7-11)
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 150 lines
Entry Fee: €14
Prize: €1,000
APRIL 2022
03/04/2022
NEW LISTING
CYA - Aspiring (Unpublished) Competition
Open to: Check website
Theme: None
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Accepts: Picture book - text only for pre-school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $23.10
Prizes: First: 15-minute consultation with final judge, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
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Accepts: Picture book - text only for primary school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $23.10
Prizes: First: 15-minute consultation with final judge,  Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
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Accepts: Picture book - Non-Fiction - text only for primary school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $23.10
Prizes: First: 15-minute consultation with final judge, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
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Accepts: Chapter book – A - text only for young primary aged children
Size: First 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $23.10
Prizes: First: 15-minute consultation with final judge,  Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
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Accepts: Chapter book – B - text only of older aged children (Middle Grade)
Size: First 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $23.10
Prizes: First: 15-minute consultation with final judge,  Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
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Accepts: Fiction for Young Adults
Size: First 5,000 words with synopsis
Entry Fee: $23.10
Prizes: First: 15-minute consultation with final judge,  Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
03/04/2022
NEW LISTING
CYA - Adult Genre Competition
Open to: See website
Theme: None
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Accepts: 8 to 18 years old and unpublished in book format in adult genre
Size: First 5,000 words and 600 word synopsis
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $100, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher of adult books
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Accepts: Aspiring Writer and unpublished in book format in adult genre (see website for full requirements)
Size: First 5,000 words and 600 word synopsis
Entry Fee: $23.10
PrizesFirst: 15-minute video consultation with final judge, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher of adult books
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Accepts: Published Writer (see website for full requirements)
Size: First 12,500 words and 600 word synopsis
Entry Fee: $42.90
PrizesFirst: 15-minute video consultation with final judge, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher of adult books
03/04/2022
NEW LISTING
CYA - Hatchlings
Open to: 8 - 18 years old and not been published in book format within the CYA genres.
Theme: None
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Accepts: Picture book - text only for pre-school or primary aged children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $100, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
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Accepts: Chapter Book and Young adult novels
(a) Text only for younger primary aged children
(b) Text only for older aged children (Middle Grade)
(c) Fiction writing for young adults
Size: (a) & (b) First 1,000 words, (c) First 5,000 words – 600 word synopsis for (a), (b) & (c)
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizesFirst: $100, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
28/04/2022
 

Anthem Essay Contest
US COMPETITION
Open to: School students in years 8 - 12 (13 years and older)
Theme: 1 of 3 essay topics
Accepts: Essay
Size: 800 - 1600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $US 5,000, Second x 3: $US 1,250, Third x 5: $US 250, Finalists x 25: $US 100, Semi-finalists x 50: $US 25

28/04/2022
 
The Fountainhead Essay Contest
US COMPETITION
Open to: School students in years 11 - 12
Theme: 1 of 3 essay topics
Accepts: Essay
Size: 800 - 1600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $US 2,000, Second x 3: $US 500, Third x 5: $US 100, Finalists x 25: $US 50, Semi-finalists x 50: $US 25
30/04/2022
NEW LISTING
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
30/04/2022
NEW LISTING
Furphy Literary Award
Open to: Australian residents, 18 years and over
Theme: Australian Life in all its diversity
Accepts: Fiction or Narrative non-fiction
Size: 5.000 word 
Entry Fee: Not mentioned
Prizes: First:  $15,000. Second: $3,000, Third: $2,000
30/04/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Cross
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
30/04/2022
 
Silver Tree Short Story Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Inpired by Rebecca West's quote" 'The world is round and what might seem like the end may also be only the beginning"
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First: $1,000, Highly Commended (up to 2): $100, West Darling Arts Award to a writer from Western Region: $500, Totally Addicted to Hair Award for a writer under 26: $100
MAY 2022
01/05/2022
 
Future Leaders Writing Prize
Open to: Year 11 & 12 students in Australian Secondary Schools
Theme: None
Accepts: Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 800 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $1,000
01/05/2022
 
Questions Writing Prize
Open to: Australian, 18 - 30 years
Theme: None
Accepts: Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $2,000 prize pool
04/05/2022
 
Bristol Short Story Prize
UK COMPETITION
Open to: Over 16
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: £9
PrizesFirst: £1000, Second: £500, Third: £250, Shortlisted x 17: £100, The Sansom Award (Bristol Writer): £100
21/05/2022
 
SAETA Young Writers Award
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Open to: South Australian Students: Reception  to Yr 1
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry or Prose
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Not specified
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Open to: South Australian Students: Yr 2 & Yr 3
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry or Prose
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Not specified
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Open to: South Australian Students: Yr 4 to Yr 6
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry or Prose
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Not specified
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Open to: South Australian Students: Yr 7 & Yr 8
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry or Prose
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Not specified
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Open to: South Australian Students: Yr 9 & Yr 10
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry or Prose
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Not specified
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Open to: South Australian Students: Yr 11 & Yr 12
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry or Prose
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Not specified
31/05/2022
 
Positive Words Mini Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Nuture
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
31/05/2022
 
The Bath Novel Award
UK COMPETITION
Open to: International writers yet to be traditionally published
Theme: None
Accepts: Unsigned novel written for adults or young adults
Size: First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis (Full novel must be at least 50,000 words)
Entry Fee: £29 (sponsored places available for writers on low income)
Prizes: First: £3,000, Most promising Longlisted novel: Online professional editing course worth £1,800, Short listed: manuscript feedback & literary agent introductions

 
JUNE 2022
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
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Accepts: Fictional Prose - over 65 years
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $500, Runner-up: $100
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
JULY 2022
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
31/07/2022
NEW LISTING
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
 
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
AUGUST 2022
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
SEPTEMBER 2022
01/09/2022
NEW LISTING
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
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
OCTOBER 2022
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
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
DECEMBER 2022
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

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