COMPETITIONS

UPDATED 04/05/2021

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

MAY 2021
01/05/2021
 
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
PrizeFirst: $2,000
02/05/2021
 

Shore Scripts Short Film Fund - Spring Contest
US COMPETITION

  28/02/2021 : Early Deadline
  31/03/2021 : Regular Deadline
  02/05/2021 : 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: Short film script
Size: 2 - 30 pages
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: $US 40, Regular Deadline: $US 45, Late Deadline: $US 50
Prize:
First: $US 15,000, Free Camera Equipment, Production support, Second: $10,000, Free Camera Equipment, Production Support, Top 5: Script read by judges, Industry Roster & Directors, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course, Final Draft 11 Software, Top 15: Script read by judges, Industry Roster & Directors, Free enrolment to Ultimate Screenwriting Course
02/05/2021
 
South Perth Young Writers Award
Open to: School aged children residing or attending school in the City of South Perth
Theme: None
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Accepts: A. Lower Primary: Year 1 - 2 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
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Accepts: B. Middle Primary: Year 3 - 4 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
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Accepts: C. Upper Primary: Year 5 - 6 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
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Accepts: D. Lower Secondary: Year 7 - 9 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
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Accepts: F. Upper Secondary: Year 10 - 12 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
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Most outstanding entry awarded the Christobel Mattingley Bronze Medallion
03/05/2021
 
ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $25 ($15 for ABR subscribers and full-time students) or choose to subscribe with your entry (see website)
Prizes: First: $6,000, Second: $4,000, Third: $2,500
05/05/2021
 
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
07/05/2021

 

Laura Literary Awards

Theme: None
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PROSE AWARDS
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SECTION 1 - OPEN
Open to: All
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: $200
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SECTION 2 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to: 13 - 18 years
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $50
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SECTION 3 - JUNIOR
Open to: 9 - 12 years
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $25
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SECTION 4 - JUNIOR PRIMARY
Open to: 5 - 8 years
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $15
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THE CJ DENNIS POETRY AWARDS
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SECTION 5 - OPEN
Open to: All
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: $200
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SECTION 6 - OPEN BUSH POETRY
Open to: All
Accepts: Bush Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: $200
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SECTION 7 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to: 13 - 18 years
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $50
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SECTION 8 - JUNIOR
Open to: 9 - 12 years
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $25
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SECTION 9 - JUNIOR PRIMARY
Open to: 5 - 8 years
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $15

13/05/2021
 

Gloria Anderlini ( FAWQ) Memoir Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
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Accepts: Memoir
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: First: $500

13/05/2021
 
Maureen Freer (FAWQ) Literary Competition
Open to: All
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Theme: "Freedom"
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for three
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
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Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for three
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
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Theme: None
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for three
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
14/05/2021
 
What Matters?

Open to: Australian Students in years 5 to 12
Theme: What matters to you and why
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Accepts: Year 5 & 6: Opinion piece
Size: 400 - 600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $350 & full-day creative writing workshop, Runner-up: $200 & full-day creative writing workshop
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Accepts: Year 7 & 8: Opinion piece
Size: 400 - 600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $350 & full-day creative writing workshop, Runner-up: $200 & full-day creative writing workshop
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Accepts: Year 9 & 10: Opinion piece
Size: 400 - 600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $350, a day at ReachOut.com to meet team and receive professional training as well as opportunity to be paid $200 to produce a feature article for ReachOut.com, Runner-up: $200
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Accepts: Year 11 & 12: Opinion piece
Size: 400 - 600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $350, 1 year membership to WritingNSW and opportunity to participate in a one-day writing workshop, Runner-up: $200

OVERALL WINNER: $1,000. trophy and from the Museum of Australian Democracy: a curated selection of books. The winner's library will recieve a donation from the Museum and the Learning team will connect live to their classroom for a bespoke Digital Excursion program
GRAHAM FREUDENBERG AWARD: Fly winner and an adult to Canberra to shadow Political speechwriters and journalists in the Press Gallery at Parliament House & two night’s accommodation
15/05/2021
 
Boree Log Award for Bush Verse
Open to: All
Theme: Australian Bush Theme
Accepts: Bush Verse
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $8
Prize: $100 plus trophy and certificate
15/05/2021 Eastwood/Hills FAW Literary Competition
Open to: All
Theme: None
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Accepts: Category 1: Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $8 or $30 for 4
PrizeFirst: $150, Second: $50
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Accepts: Category 2: Phillippa Holland Award for Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  $8 or $30 for 4
PrizeFirst: $150, Second: $50
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Accepts: Category 3: Alan Russell Award for Memoir
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee:  $8 or $30 for 4
PrizeFirst: $150, Second: $50
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Accepts: Category 4: Pauline Walsh for Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $8 or $30 for 4
PrizeFirst: $150, Second: $50
15/05/2021
 
The Best of Times Short Story Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Humorous
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
PrizesFirst: $500, Second: $100, Third place: Certificate
15/05/2021
 
Word Periscope Flash 1500
UK COMPETITION
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: Time
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: £7, (£15 with critique)
Prizes: First: £1,500, Special prize:: Awarded to best story from country with the most entrants
16/05/2021
 
ZineWest 2021
Open to: New writers who work, live or study in Western Sydney OR attend a Western Sydney cultural group, aged 16 years and over
Theme: Open
Accepts: Word-based works that can be printed
Size: Poetry: 60 lines including line breaks, Prose:800 words, Drama: 3xA5 pages, Comic: 2xA5
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $400, Second & Third: Giramondo Books, Best PoemBest Prose, Judge’s nominations, Editors Award, Best Image
17/05/2021
 
SLQ Young Writers Award
Open to: Queensland residents aged 18 to 25
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $2,000 & Queensland Writers Centre membership, Runner-up x 3: $500 & Queensland Writers Centre membership
19/05/2021
NEW LISTING
Emerging Older Poets Mentorship
Open to: 55+ years old
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 3 -5 poems
Entry Fee: $10 ($5 concession)
PrizeFirst: 6 hrs mentorship with Pam Brown and paid performance opportunity, Short listed: Pass to QP zoom workshop of choice
9/05/2021
NEW LISTING
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 & 4 hrs mentorship with Ellen van Neerven & publication, Highest Quandamooka entry and short listed: Pass to QP zoom workshop of choice
19/05/2021
NEW LISTING
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: $20, $15 Concession
PrizeFirst: $2,000, book launch & a publishing contract with UQP, Runner Up: 4hr mentorship with Felicity Plunkett
19/05/2021
NEW LISTING
Val Vallis Award fro 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
19/05/2021
NEW LISTING
XYZ Award for Innovation in Spoken Word
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: None
Accepts: Recorded Poetry
Size: Under 3 minutes
Entry Fee: $10, $8 Concession
PrizeFirst: $1,000 and publication Highest QLD entry: Paid performance opportunity
21/05/2021
 
Fresh Words Writing Competition
Open to: Young people who live, work or study in the City of Casey
Theme: None
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Accepts: Creative Writing
Size: 750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Unspecified. Judged according to year levels: Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 9 and Years 10 & 12

Accepts: Poetry/Lyrics
Size: 1 page
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Unspecified. Judged according to year levels: Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 9 and Years 10 & 12

Accepts: English as a Second Langage
Size: 750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: Unspecified. Judged according to year levels: Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 9 and Years 10 & 12
21/05/2021
 
SAETA Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 21/05/2021
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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
26/05/2021
 
Grieve Writing Project

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

Prizes:
NALAG (National Association for Loss and Grief): $2,000
The Pettigrew Family: $1,000
NALAG (National Association for Loss and Grief): $500
PalliativeCare New South Wales: $500
In memory of Terry Lynch – poem: $400

All About Grief - story or poem about grief or loss after the death of a child: $300
Lake Macquarie Memorial Park: $250
Newcastle Memorial Park: $250
Goodgrief MacKillop Family Services for story or poem about grief or loss other than death: $250
Simplicity Funerals: $200
David Lloyd Funerals: $200
White Lady Funerals: $200
Calvary: $200
Interflora: $200
In Memory of Anthony Rappo: $200
The Environment x 2: $100

In memory of Jan (Wendy) Wade: $100

Mindframe - about suicide, mental ill-health, alcohol and other drugs: $100
Canteen: $100
Blue Knot Foundation: $100
The Compassionate Friends: $100
NSW Health Hunter New England Local Health District: $100
Hunters Writers Centre: $100
Maclean’s Booksellers (HWC members only): $100 voucher
28/05/2021
 
Golden Wattle Bush Poetry Awards
Open to: All
Theme: Bush Poetry
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Accepts: Open Humorous
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10, $25 for 3
Prizes: First: $350, Second: $100, Third: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificate
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Accepts: Open Serious
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10, $25 for 3
Prizes: First: $350, Second: $100, Third: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificate
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Accepts: Novice Humorous
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10, $25 for 3
Prizes: First: $100, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificate
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Accepts: Novice Serious
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10, $25 for 3
Prizes: First: $100,  Highly Commended and Commended: Certificate
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Accepts: Junior
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $75, Second: $25, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificate
28/05/2021
 
Poetry d'Amour
Open to: All
Theme: Love
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 2, $25 for 3, $30 for 4
Prizes: First: $500 plus opportunity to perform, Runner-Up: $200 plus opportunity to perform, Highly Commended x 2: Certificate, Commended x 2: Certificate, Youth Incentive (Under 21): $100 and opportunity to perform
28/05/2021for registration
 
Science Talent Search
Open to: Primary and Secondary students in Victoria
Theme: Food: Different by Design
Accepts: See handbook
Size: See handbook
Entry Fee: See handbook
Prize: See handbook
30/05/2021
NEW LISTING
The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest
US COMPETITION

Open to: Emerging writers
Theme: None
Accepts: Flash fiction
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $US 20
PrizeFirst: $US 3,000, Second: $US 300, Third: $US 200
31/05/2021
 
Furphy Literary Award - Junior and Youth
Open to: Australian Residents and live or attend a school within the Goulburn Valley
Theme: None

Accepts: Youth (13 - 17 years): Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
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Accepts:
 Junior (Up to 12 years): Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
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Accepts:
 Youth (13 - 17 years): Poetry
Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
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Accepts:
 Junior (Up to 12 years): Poetry
Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: $300, Second: $100, Third: $50
31/05/2021
 
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
31/05/2021
 
Michael Terence Publishing Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/05/2021
Open to: All, 16 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Fiction/Short novel, Science Fiction, Non-Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: £5 if entered and paid by 28/02/2021, otherwise £7
PrizesFirst: £2021, publication and title of anthology based on winning story
31/05/2021
 
Northern Territory Literary Awards

Open to: Reside in Northern Territory
Theme: None
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Accepts: Brown's Mart Theatre Award
Size: Performance time of more than 30 minutes
Entry Fee:  Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000, NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
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Accepts: Charles Darwin University Creative Non-Fiction Award
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:  Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $500, NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
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Accepts: Charles Darwin University Essay Award
Theme: Topic relating to Northern Territory
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:  Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000, NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass

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Accepts: Flash Fiction Award
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:  Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $600, NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
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Accepts: Kath Manzie Youth Award (12 - 18 years as of 1 January): Short story or poetry
Size: 3,000 words or 300 lines
Entry Fee:  Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $600, NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
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Accepts: NT Writers' Centre Poetry Award
Size: 300 lines
Entry Fee:  Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000, NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
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Accepts: ZipPrint Short Story Award
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:  Nil (I think - check website)
Prizes: First: $1,000, NT Writers' Centre membership and masterclass
31/05/2021
NEW LISTING
Seniors Card Short Story Competition
Open to: New South Wales Seniors Card holders
Theme: “What’s aged got to do with it?”
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: Publication in anthology
31/05/2021
EARLY BIRD
 
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
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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
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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
31/05/2021
 
The Australian / Vogel's Literary Award
Open to: Australian citizens or permanent residents aged under 35 years on 31 May 2021
Theme: None
Accepts: Unpublished manuscript: Fiction, Australian History or biography
Size: 50,000 - 80,000 words
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: An advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000
31/05/2021
 
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: £28 (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
31/05/2021
NEW LISTING
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
JUNE 2021
01/06/2021
EARLY BIRD
Book Pipeline Unpublished Contest
US COMPETITION
  01/06/2021 : Early Deadline
  15/18/2021 : 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
01/06/2021
 
Stuart Hadow Short Story Competition
Open to: All
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $25 (Members: $15)
PrizeFirst: $1,000 and two week residency at Mattie Furphy House, Second: $300. Third: $100,  2 x Highly Commended, 2 x Commended
04/06/2021
 
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
04/06/2021
NEW LISTING
Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival Short Story Competition
Open to: Students from Years 3 to 12
Theme: Open
*
Accepts: Years 3 & 4: Short Story
Size: 300 - 400 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: First: $70, Second: $30, Third: $20
*
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
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
*
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
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
NEW LISTING
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
*
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

*
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

*
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

*
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
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
NEW LISTING
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
NEW LISTING

Wyndham Writing Awards

Open to: Residents of Victoria 18+
Theme: Nil
*
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
02/07/2021
 
Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition
Theme: Recovery
*
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
NEW LISTING
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
NEW LISTING
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
*
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
26/07/2021
NEW LISTING
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
 
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
NEW LISTING
Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Open to: Tasmanian students enrolled in Year 7 to 12
*
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
 
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
NEW LISTING
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition
Open to: Australian School Children
Theme: Open
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Accepts: Section 1 - Short Story - Yrs 10, 11 & 12
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
PrizeFirst: $150
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Accepts: Section 2 - Short Story - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
PrizeFirst: $125
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Accepts: Section 3 - Short Story - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
PrizeFirst: $100
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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
The Betty Olle Poetry Award
Open to: All
Theme: Australian
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Accepts: Open - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First: The 'Betty Olle' Poetry Award & $500, Runner-Up: Certificate & $200, Highly Commended: Certificate
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Accepts: Junior (12 years and under) - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
PrizeFirst: The 'Betty Olle' Junior Poetry Award & $100, Runner-Up: Certificate & $50, Highly Commended: Certificate
SEPTEMBER 2021
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
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Accepts: Lower primary ( F - Year 3) -  Poetry
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: $500, book packs ($100), certificates

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

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

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

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

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

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

30/09/2021
NEW LISTING
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
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INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £500, Second:  £50, Third:  £20
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SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
Accepts: Screenplay
Size: 10 pages
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
PrizeFirst:  £250
OCTOBER 2021
08/10/2021
 
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 (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

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

 

 

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