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The following information has been extracted from other websites and no assurance can be given as its correctness.

Give your hard work the best chance to win, make sure that you follow the entry requirements!

If the entry conditions don't specify it, then generally you can submit the same entry to different competitions at the same time - but if your entry places in one then you should inform the organisers of the other competitions. It is then up to them whether your entry is disqualified or not.

Allow for time to post and double-check closing dates, particularly if the organiser is in another time zone. This is becoming more important to check as we are being more frequently approached by international competitions to be included on our list.

 

NEW LISTINGS THIS MONTH

AlburyCity Short Story Award
Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry
Arts Queensland XYZ Award for Spoken Word
Boroondara Literary Awards
Broken Ski Award
City of Rockingham Short Ficton Awards
Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards
FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Gawler Short Story Competition
Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Shoert Story Competition
IEU-QNT Literary Competition
Joe O'Sullivan Writers Prize
Joyce Parkes Womens Writers Prize
Knightville Poetry Contest
Lane Cove Literary Awards
Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition
Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards
Machigonne Fiction Contest
Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award
Newcastle Poetry Prize
Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize
Patron's Prize for Poets
Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize
SAETA Spring Poetry Festival
The Blake Poetry Prize
The Moth International Short Story Prize
The Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award
The Stringybark 'Dog eat Dog' Award
Tim Winton Award
Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition
Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize
Words of Wyndham
Write Around the Murray Nano Story Competition
Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize


THROUGH THE YEAR

#Blink
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: Every two weeks
Open to:
All
Theme: Check Twitter

Accepts:
Tiny narratives via Twitter
Size: 140 characters
Entry Fee:
Not mentioned
Prize
:First:
Digital copy of F(r)iction and possible publication

Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
Quarterly competitions - see website
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:
£5 for one story, £8 for two stories
Prize
:First:
£300, Second: £200, Third: £100

Needle in the Hay
Closing Date:
Weekly and Monthly competitions - see website
Open to: Per entry details

Theme: Per entry details

Accepts: Per entry details

Size: Per entry details
Entry Fee: Per entry details

Prize
:
Per entry details

 

JUNE 2017

NEW LISTING
The Blake Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 02/06/2017
Open to:
Citizens or permanent residents of Australia
Theme:
Have a religious or spiritual nature
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
100 lines
Entry Fee:
$20
Prizes:
First:
$5,000

 

NEW LISTING
Broken Ski Award
Closing Date: 05/06/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Connection to snow (theme not compulsory)
*
Accepts: Open poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: None
*
Accepts: Junior High School - 12 to 18 - poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: None
*
Accepts: Junior Primary School - under 12 - poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: None

The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Closing Date: 05/06/2017
Open to: All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Fiction
Size: 300 to 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: $500 for each author published


Grieve Writing Project

Closing Date: 09/06/2017
Open to:
Over 18
Theme: Grief
Accepts:
Prose or poetry
Size: Prose: 500 words, Poetry: 36 lines
Entry Fee:
$16.50

Prizes:
$1,500
- For a work selected by the judge from The National Association of Loss and Grief
$1,500 - For a work selected by the judge from Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
$1,200 - For a work selected by the judge from 
The Australian Funeral Directors Association
$500 - For a work selected by the judge from 
The National Association of Loss and Grief
$500 - For a work selected by the judge from Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
$500 - For a work selected by the judge from The Australian Funeral Directors Association
$200 - For a work selected by the judge from 
Calvary Mater Hospital Pastoral Care
$200 - Donated by
White Lady Funerals, Central Coast and Newcastle
$200 - Donated by
David Lloyd Funerals, Newcastle and Hunter Valley
$200 -
Simplicity Funerals 
$150 - For a work selected by the judge from 
Good Grief - Seasons for Growth program 
- seeking a work about a Grief or Loss other than death/dying
$100 - Donated by Hunter Institute of Mental Health
$100 - For a work selected by the judge from Lifeline
$100 - For a work selected by the judge from Hunter Writers Centre
$100 - Hunter New England Health Mental Health Services Award
$100 - People's Choice award donated by 
Maclean's Booksellers 
$50 - Local Award from Saluna Cafe, Newcastle
$100 - Hunter Writers Centre member's prize - you must be a member of Hunter Writers Centre to receive this

NEW LISTING
Patron's Prize for Poets
Closing Date: 09/06/2017
Open to:
Australian Resident
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
50 lines
Entry Fee:
$10, $20 for 3, $30 for 5, Entries by School Children (12-18 years): $5
Prizes:
First:
$200, Second: $100, Third: $50, Novice Poet: $50,Judge's Encouragement Award for Youth: $50, Highly Commended x 4: Certificate, Commended x 4: Certificate


Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Poetry
Closing Date: 12/06/2017
Open to: Australian residentsl
Theme: Not mentioned

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
$15 or $60 for 5, ($10 for members or $40 for five )

Prize: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100

The Peter Blazey Fellowship

Closing Date: 12/06/2017 (Corrected closing date)
Open to: Australian citizen or resident with a publishing record,not currently enrolled in a higher degree
Theme: None

Accepts:
Biography, Autobiography and Life Writing
Size: Curriculum vitae of two pages, synopsis of one page and 5,000 word extract of a work in progress
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $15,000

Tethered By Letters Spring Literary Competition

US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/06/2017 - date extended
Open to: All
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Creative Non-Fiction (Probably also open)
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 10
Prizes
: First: $US 500 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 1,000 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 750 words
Entry Fee: $US 8 or 3 for $US 12
Prizes
: First: $US 300 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: three pages
Entry Fee: $US 8 or 3 for $US 12
Prizes
: First: $US 300 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication

Stuart Hadow Prize
Closing Date:
16/06/2017
Open to: Australians
Theme: Open
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$20, $30 for two, $40 for three

Prize: First: $1,000 and one week's unpaid residency at Mattie Furphy House, Second: $300. Third: $100,  2 x Highly Commended, 2 x Commended

Noplag Student Scholarship
US COMPETITION
Closing Date:
25/06/2017
Open to: High School/College/University student at least 16 years old
Theme: Refer to website for suggested topics
Accepts:
Essay
Size: Minimum of 700 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $US 3,500

NEW LISTING
Tim Winton Award
Opens June Closing Date: 26/06/2017
Open to: School students in years one to twelve in Western Australia
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Lower Primary. Years 1 & 2 - prose
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: Awards to top three entries
*

Accepts:
Middle Primary. Years 3 & 4 - prose
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: Awards to top three entries

*
Accepts:
Upper Primary. Years 5 & 6 - prose
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: Awards to top three entries
*

Accepts:
Lower Secondary. Years 7. 8 & 9 - prose
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: Awards to top three entries
*

Accepts:
Upper Secondary. Years 10, 11 & 12 - prose
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize: Awards to top three entries
*
Most outstanding: Tim Winton Award

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
Closing Date: 30/06/2017
Open to:
School Students enrolled in Australian education facilities

Theme: Optional theme: All Over the World

*
Accepts:
Lower Primary (Years K - 3) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25, School Entry over 30 entries: $50

Prize: First: $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): $15, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25, School Entry over 30 entries: $50

Prize: First: $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): $15, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25, School Entry over 30 entries: $50

Prize: First: $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): $15, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25, School Entry over 30 entries: $50

Prize: First: $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): $15, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25, School Entry over 30 entries: $50

Prize: First: $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): $15, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25, School Entry over 30 entries: $50

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

*
Accepts:
Multicultural NSW Award

Theme:
Cultural diversity within Australian community
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25, School Entry over 30 entries: $50

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack
*
PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARD: $1,000, trophy & prize pack
*
SECONDARY SCHOOL AWARD: $1,000, trophy & prize pack

 

Field of Words Flash Fiction Story Competition
Closing Date: 30/06/2017 (Opens May 1)
Open to:
18 years or older
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 100 - 500 words
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:First:
$250, Runner-up: $75

Henry Savery National Short Story Award

Closing Date: 30/06/2017
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee:
$5

Prize: First: $400, Second: $100

NEW LISTING
Newcastle Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
30/06/2017
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: $34
Prize:
First: $15,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $1,000, Local Award: $500, Harri Jones Memorial Prize (for a poet under 35 years): $250, Hunter Writers Centre members' award: $200

Positive Words Mini Competition - June
Closing Date:
30/06/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Blue
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards
Closing Date: 30/06/2016
Open to: Students in years 3 - 12 studying in the Mid West Region
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Prose

Size:
500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Poetry

Size: No limit

Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Prose

Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Prose

Size:
1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Prose

Size:
1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Prose

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet

 

Scribes Writers - "Poetic Licence"

Closing Date: 30/06/2017 (Entry form available on their website in February)
Open to: All
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
A. Traditional Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $7

Prize: First: $200, Second: $100
*

Accepts:
B. Free Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $7

Prize: First: $200, Second: $100

The Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/06/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry collection
Size: 16 - 23 pages
Entry Fee: €25
Prize
: First: €1000, publication and 50 copies, Second:  €500, publication and 50 copies
In addition,
"The winning poets will also be offered a reading and given three nights' accommodation at the 2018 Cork International Poetry Festival. At least one of the prizewinners guaranteed to be a debutante publication"

NEW LISTING
The Moth International Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION

Closing Date: 30/06/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 6,000 words
Entry Fee: €12
Prize
: First: €3,000, Second: a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 for travel), Third: €1,000.


University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize

Closing Date:
30/06/2017
Open to:
18 years and over
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
50 lines and no more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15 per poem if submitted by 28/02/2017. $20 if submitted after that date. Tertiary (university) students - $10
Prizes:
First:
$15,000, Second: $5,000

Wells Festival of Literature Competition

UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
30/06/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
Open
*
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
40 lines
Entry Fee:
 £6
Prizes:
First:
£750, Second: £300, Third: £200, Hilly Cansdale Local Poetry Prize: £100
*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
 £6
Prizes:
First:
£750, Second: £300, Third: £200, Hilly Cansdale Local Poetry Prize: £100
*
Accepts:
A Book for Children (9+)
Size:
First three chapters plus a synopsis (Shortlisted entrants asked for complete manuscript)
Entry Fee:
 £6
Prizes:
First:
£750, Second: £300, Third: £200, Hilly Cansdale Local Poetry Prize: £100
 
 

JULY 2017

ACU Prize for Poetry
Closing Date: 03/07/2017
Open to: Citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Any international student currently studying at an Australian University may also enter
Theme: Joy
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
$25

Prize: First: $10,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $3,000

The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

Closing Date: 03/07/2017
Open to: Unpublished Australian residents aged 18 years or older
Theme: Adult Fiction and Adult narrative non-fiction (NOT plays, poetry, practical non-fiction or works for children)
Accepts:
Fiction and narrative non-fiction
Size: First three chapters plus synopsis (Max 20,000 words)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $10,000 and 12-month mentorship with one of Hachette Australia’s publishers

NEW LISTING
Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Queensland residents who haven't previosuly published a book of poetry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: Manuscript of 48 - 100 pages
Entry Fee: $20, $15 Concession
Prize
: First: $2,000, book launch at QPF 2017 & a publishing contract with UQP

NEW LISTING
Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry

Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian residents as of date of entry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $500, Highest QLD entry: 12 month QWC membership & $300 QWC workshops & feature set at Queensland Poetry Festival

NEW LISTING
Arts Queensland XYZ Award for Spoken Word

Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian residents as of date of entry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Recorded Poetry
Size: 3 minutes
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Highest QLD entry: 12 month QWC membership & $300 QWC workshops & feature set at Queensland Poetry Festival

Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Short Story
Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian residentsl
Theme: Not mentioned

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$35, ($25 for members)

Prize: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $100

NEW LISTING
The Phillip Bacon Ekphrasis Award

Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian resident
Theme: An ekphrastic response to one of the five painting (See website)

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 12 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $250, Top 5: Online publication

Churchill & District News Short Story and Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
13/07/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
Open
*
Accepts:
 Open - Primary age children (7 - 10) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Open - Secondary age children (11 - 13) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Open - Secondary age children (14 - 17) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 - 2,000 words, Poetry: 8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Open - Adults (18+) Short Story
Size:
Story: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Open - Adults (18+) Poetry
Size:
Story: 8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Children's (7 and under) story or poem or picture story
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Children's (8 - 10) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Children's (11 - 13) story
Size:
500 words
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Children's (11 - 13) poetry
Size:
20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*

Accepts:
 Children's (14 - 17) story
Size:
500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Children's (14 - 17) poetry
Size:
8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Adults (18+) Short Story
Size:
1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Adults (18+) Poetry
Size:
8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - A Children's story (ie. written for children)
Size:
1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified

NEW LISTING
Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
13/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Adult: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £5 for first poem, £3.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £1,000 and a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers’ Centre for Wales, Second: £500, Third: £250
*
Accepts:
Young people (12 - 17): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £100,  Second: £50, Third: £25
*
Accepts:
Children (11 and under): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £25 book token,  Second: £15 book token, Third: £10 book token

NEW LISTING

City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards
Closing Date:
14/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme:
Inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork upon the entry form
*
Accepts:
Open Awards - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $1,000, Second: $500, Third: $300, Commendations x 2: $100
*
Accepts:
Over 50s - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $1,000, Second: $500, Third: $500, Commendations x 2: $100
*
Accepts:
Young Writers (10 - 17) Awards - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $700, Second: $400, Third: $200

 


NEW LISTING
Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
14/07/2017
Open to:
 Citizens of Australia or New Zealand or have permanent resident status in Australia or New Zealand.
Theme: Environmental

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000

Vallum Award for Poetry
CANADIAN COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $USD 25 for up to three entries (includes 1 year digital subscription)
Prize
: First: $CDN 750 & publication, Second: $CDN 250 & publication

NEW LISTING
The Stringybark 'Dog Eat Dog' Award

Closing Date: 16/07/2017
Theme: Inspired by a cliche

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $12, $22 for 2, $30 for 3
Prizes
:
First: $450 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Award anthology) (Value $500), Second: $250 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Award anthology) (Value $300), Third: $100 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Award anthology) (Value $150), Highly commended: publication + e-book

NEW LISTING
Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 17/07/2017
Open to: Residents of Australia & an Indigenous Writer
Theme: Open

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000 & mentoring sessions with an established Indigenous Writer, Highest Quandamooka entry: $500, QWC membership & workshop credit & feature set at Queensland Poetry Festival

NEW LISTING
IEU-QNT Literary Competition

Note: Limitations of entries per School
Closing Date: 21/07/2017
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
: First: $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
Prize
: First: $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
Prize
: First: $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
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
E. Open (Teachers):
Short Story
Size:
800-2,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100

The Post Office Hotel Bronze Spur Award

Closing Date: 21/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Rural Australia, its people, animals, way of life and values

Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: Bronze Spur Trophy & $300, Second: $150, Third: $75

NEW LISTING
AlburyCity Short Story Award
Closing Date: 26/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Shadows

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000

NEW LISTING
Write Around The Murray Nano Competition
Closing Date: 26/07/2017
Open to:
Entrants must reside within a 150k radius of Albury
Theme: Must include the word 'fshadow' or a derivative thereof

*
Accepts:
Nano - Students: Years 3 - 4
Size: 50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 book voucher, Highly Commended: $25 book voucher
*
Accepts:
Nano - Students: Years 5 - 6
Size: 50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 book voucher, Highly Commended: $25 book voucher
*
Accepts:
Nano - Students: Years 7 - 8
Size: 50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 book voucher, Highly Commended: $25 book voucher
*
Accepts:
Nano - Open

Size:
50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $100 book voucher, Highly Commended: $50 book voucher

Ipswich Poetry Feast International Poetry Writing Competition
Closing Date: 28/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Poetry - 5 - 7 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $50, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $30 & Certificate, Third: $20 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $10 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - 8 - 10 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $100, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $60 & Certificate, Third: $40 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $10 & Certificate
*
Accepts:
Poetry - 11 - 13 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $120, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $80 & Certificate, Third: $50 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $10 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - 14 - 15 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $90 & Certificate, Third: $60 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $15 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - 16 - 17 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $150 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $15 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Other Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Local Poets
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
*
Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Picture Ipswich Theme
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $300, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $170 & Certificate, Third: $250 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
*
ADDITIONAL PRIZES
OVERALL WINNER IN OPEN AGE: Babies of Walloon Statuette
CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: 5 - 17 years: $50 & Certificate
CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: Open Age: $100 & Certificate
CHAIRPERSON'S SCHOOL AWARD: $150 & Certificate
MENTORSHIP AWARD: 15hr with a professional Australian Poet (valued at $1050) & Certificate


InkTears Flash Fiction Competition
UK competition
Closing Date:
31/07/2017
Open to:
UK + International,18 years and over
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: £3;50
Prizes
: First: £250, Runner-up: £50, Highly commended x 4: £25, All winners: Story published to the InkTears Readership

Positive Words Mini Competition - July
Closing Date:
31/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Tackle
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words


Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
Irish Competition

Closing Date: 31/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: €15
Prize
: First: €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat, Second: €500 and publication in Southword, Shortlisted x 4: publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120

Stories of Life
Closing Date: 31/07/2017
Open to: Australian citizens or those residing permanently in Australia
Theme: Spiritual moments/events from your life that speak of your Christian faith (See website for more detail)

*
Accepts:
Eternity Matters Stories of Life - Short Story - Open
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500, 4 x Runners-up: $250
*

Accepts:
Tabor Stories of Life - Short Story - Open
Size: 1,000 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500, 4 x Runners-up: $250

*
Accepts:
Lutheran Schools Association Young Stories - Short Story - aged 17 and under
Size: 500 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500, 4 x Runners-up: $250

The Veteran Community Story Writing & Art Competition
ART, CRAFT & PHOTOGRAPHY SECTIONS AVAILABLE
(Additional special awards relating to these sections)

Closing Date:
31/07/2017
Open to: Members of the ex-service community residing in Victoria (see website) aged 18 and over
*
1A
Theme: True Wartime Experience
Accepts:
Prose
Word Limit: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate & The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Award - Cheque, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $10 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate, Encouragement: The Lou Perlstein Award for Story Writing True Wartime Experience - Cheque and Engraved Plaque
*
1B

Theme: True Life Experience
Accepts:
Prose
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate
*
1C
Theme: None
Accepts:
Fiction
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate
*
1D
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate, Encouragement: Vice Admiral W.R. Creswell Poetry Encouragement Award in memory of Lloyd and Vera Saltmarsh – Framed photograph of the Vice Admiral
*
1E
Theme: Australian Spirit - at home and abroad
Accepts:
Prose
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate& National Servicemen’s Association (Northern Branch) Special Award - Cheque, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL PRIZES
The Sir Edmund Herring Memorial Prize - Engraved Silver Tray:
Awarded to the most outstanding first prize entry

The John Quinlivan TPI Special Recognition Award - Engraved plaque: For a winner and a runner-up who produced  entries under special hardship
Legacy Novice Award for a First Year Entrant in Writing – Cheque and certificate: For First time writing entrants to a winner and runner-up deemed worthy of encouragement


NEW LISTING
Young Tasmanian Writers's Prize

Closing Date: 31/07/2017
Open to: Tasmanian students enrolled in Year 7 to 12
*
Theme:
Any three of a list of five elements - see entry form
Accepts:
Year 10 - 12: Short Story
Size: 800 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $8
Prizes
: First: $300 & publication with School receiving 12 months subscriptions to TASMANIA 40 South magazine, Runner up x 2: $30 fullers Bookshop voucher

Theme:
One of a list of four elements - see entry form
Accepts:
Year 7 - 9: Short Story
Size: 700 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $8
Prizes
: First: $300 & publication with School receiving 12 months subscriptions to TASMANIA 40 South magazine, Runner up x 2: $30 fullers Bookshop voucher

 

AUGUST 2017

NEW LISTING
Gawler Short Story Competition

Closing Date: 04/08/2017
Open to:
Residents of South Australia
Theme: Freedom
*
Accepts: Adults - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$200, Second: $80, Third: $25
*
Accepts: Youth (13 - 18 years) - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$150, Second: $75, Third: $25
*
Accepts: Juniors (12 years and under) - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100, Second: $70, Third: $25

NEW LISTING
SAETA Spring Poetry Festival
Closing Date: 04/08/2017
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

NEW LISTING
Knightville Poetry Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 20/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 150 lines
Entry Fee: $US 20 for up to three poems
Prize
: First: $US 1,500 & publication

 

NEW LISTING

Machigonne Fiction Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 20/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Fiction
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $US 20
Prize
: First: $US 1,500  & publication


NEW LISTING
Lane Cove Literary Awards
Closing Date: 23/08/2017
Open to: Over 16 years, Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and must be living in Australia at time of entry
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000, NORTH SHORE GYM RESIDENT SHORT STORY PRIZE: $500
*

Accepts:
Memoir Prize
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, STONE REAL ESTATE RESIDENT MEMOIR PRIZE: $500
*

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines and more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, TRENDSETTER TRAVEL RESIDENT POETRY PRIZE: $500

OTHER PRIZES
THE BURNS BAY BOOKERY YOUTH PRIZE (16 - 24 years): $500
THE BAYTREE BY ARDENCY SENIOR PRIZE (65+ years): $500




Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards
Closing Date: 24/08/2017
Theme: Specific reference to an Australasian Rural experience: Local Stories, People, Places and Events
*
Accepts: Open Writers Award - Fiction or Non-fiction
Open to:
All
Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prizes
: First: $1,000
*
Accepts: Upper Murray Writers Category - Fiction or Non-fiction
Open to:
Local residents of Towong, Tumbarumba and Indigo Shires
Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $500
*
Non fiction 'bonus': $100 Dymock Voucher


Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Non Fiction
Closing Date: 17/08/2017
Open to: Australian residentsl
Theme: Not mentioned

Accepts:
Non-Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$35, ($25 for members)

Prize: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $100

NEW LISTING
Boroondara Literary Awards
Closing Date: 25/08/2017
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
Prize
: First: $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
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
*

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Junior -Years 5 - 6 -  - Prose
Size: 300 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
 *

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 - Poetry
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $450, Second: $300, Third: $150
*

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 -  - Prose
Size: 500 - 900 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $450, Second: $300, Third: $150
 *

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 - Poetry (also open to young people not in seconary school, aged 15 to 18 years as of 1 January)
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200
*

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 -  - Prose (also open to young people not in seconary school, aged 15 to 18 years as of 1 January)
Size: 900 - 1,300 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200

NEW LISTING
Dungala-Kaiela Writing
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to the Goulburn Valley region
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Elder
Size: 500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200
*
Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Open (19 years and over)
Size: 500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $400
*

Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: 500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150
*

Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Junior - Up to 12 years
Size: 100 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75
*

Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Open (19 years and over)
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $400
*

Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150
*

Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Junior - Up to 12 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75

Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Elder
Size: Not mentioned but possibly 6 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150

*
Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Open (19 years and over)
Size: 6 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200
*

Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: 6 - 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $100
*

Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - 8 to 12 years
Size: 5 - 10 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50

NEW LISTING

FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5

Prize
:First:
$150, Runner-up: $50

NEW LISTING
Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Australian School Children
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Section 1 - Short Story - Yrs 10, 11 & 12
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $175
*

Accepts:
Section 2 - Short Story - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $125
*
Accepts:
Section 3 - Short Story - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $100
*

Accepts:
Section 4 - Short Story - Yrs 4 and under
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $50

 

NEW LISTING

Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Western Australian resident
Theme: Freedom
Accepts:
Prose, Fact or Fiction
Size: 2,000 - 4,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10

Prize: First: $1,000

 

NEW LISTING
Joyce Parkes Women's Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Australian Women
Theme: Freedom
Accepts:
Prose, Fact or Fiction
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10

Prize: First: $500

NEW LISTING
Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Residents of Victoria who are unpublished writers
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
The Dorothy Porter Award for Poets
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Novella
Size: 10,000 - 20,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Graphic Short Story
Size: up to eight A4 pages
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Narrative non-fiction
Size: 10,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $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: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
OVERALL WINNER: $10,000

NEW LISTING

Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award
Closing Date:  
31/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme:
Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,200 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10 for up to two entries
Prizes
: First: $200. Second: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Closing Date:
31/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Basket
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

NEW LISTING
Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize
Closing Date:  
31/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Journeys
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $10 for up to two entries
Prizes
: First: $200. Second: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

NEW LISTING
Words of Wyndham

Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to:
 Australians 18+ (15+ for graphic short story)
Theme:
 Nil
*
Accepts: 
Graphic Short Story
Size:
 4-8 A4 pages, each page having a least 2 panels
Entry Fee: Free
Prize
: $400 (shared between artist and writer), short-list published

*

Accepts: Short Story
Size:
 1000-3000 words
Entry Fee: 
Nil
Prize
: $400, short-list published

*

Accepts: Poetry
Size:
 60 lines
Entry Fee: 
Nil
Prize
: $200, short-list published

*

Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size:
 
100-500 words
Entry Fee: 
Nil

Prize
: $80, short-list published


SEPTEMBER 2017


NEW LISTING
Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 01/09/2017
Open to:
Authors throughout Australia and New Zealand
Theme: Competition aims to encourage writing which clebrates the work of CJ Dennis and relates to Australia's people, events or environment, either historical or contemporary
*
Accepts: Open - Marian Mayne Prize - Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$10 plus $3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
 
*
Accepts: Open - CJ Dennis Society Prize - Short Story
Size:  500 words
Entry Fee:
$10 plus $3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Poetry written by adults for children
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$10 plus $3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100, Chosen by group of local children: $150
*
Accepts: Primary School Students - Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $30, Second: $20, Third: $10
*
Accepts: Secondary School Students - Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20

KSP Short Fiction Competition
Closing Date: 01/09/2017
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: None

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

Prize
:First:
$300 & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts:
Short Fiction - Youth (10 to 20 years of age)
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25

KSP Memoir Competition
Closing Date: 15/09/2017


* OPEN AGE
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: None

Accepts:
Memoir
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $10, 2 for $15, 3 for $20

Prize
:First:
$300 & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate

* YOUTH (10 to 20 years old)
Open to:
Western Australian residents
Theme: 'A Day in (your home town or WA holiday location)

Accepts:
Memoir
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25

 

KSP Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 29/09/2017
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Poetry - Open
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10, 2 for $15, 3 for $20

Prize
:First:
$300 & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts:
Poetry - Youth (12 to 20 years of age)
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25

* Annette Cameron Encouragment Award for an unpublished WA Poet

Accepts:
Poetry - (Over age of 18)
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $5

Prize
:First:
$100

 

Field of Words Memoir Story Competition
Closing Date: 30/09/2017 (Opens Aug 1)
Open to:
18 years or older (please check this)
Theme: Real life events/experiences
Accepts: Memoir
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $20

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

Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Closing Date:
30/09/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Coach
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

Scribes Writers - 'Short Takes' Competition
Closing Date: 30/09/2017
Open to:
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Theme:
Check website
*
Accepts: Short Story (Not Fan Fiction)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $7

Prize
:First:
$200, Runner-up: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates

*
Accepts: Memoir
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $7

Prize
:First:
$200, Runner-up: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates

OCTOBER 2017

Australian Bush Poets Association National Championships
Closing Date: 06/10/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
Australian
*
Accepts: Open Serious Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Open Humorous Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned


Accepts: Novice Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Junior (5 - 12 years old) Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Junior (13 - 17 years old) Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Local Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Closing Date:
31/10/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Building
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

NOVEMBER 2017

 

Field of Words Feature Story Competition
Closing Date: 30/11/2017 (Opens Oct 9)
Open to:
18 years or older (please check this)
Theme: Ghost story
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $20

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

Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
31/11/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Parrot
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words


DECEMBER 2017

Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Closing Date:
31/12/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Star
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words