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Last updated 04/08/2015

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
Adrien Abbot Prize
Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize
Birdcatcher Books Australian Short Fiction Award
Can You Sci-Ku?
Catchfire Press Prose and Poetry Competition
Fair Acre Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition
Finch Memoir Prize
Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition
Gympie Region Literary Awards
Lambing Flat Regional Writing Competition
Lane Cove Literary Awards - Note correction to Open Theme
Magic Oxygen Literary Prize
Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award
Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition
Michael Thwaites Potry Award
Needle in the Hay Major Short Story Contest
Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition
Porter Prize
SciFi Short Story Competition
Scribe Non-fiction Prize for Young Writers
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
The Ghostly Stringybark Short Story Award
The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
What's Your Story?
Wyong Shire Council Short Story Competition

THROUGH THE YEAR

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

Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
15th of each Month
Open to: All

Theme: Dark fiction

Accepts: Short Story

Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes
: First: £100 and publication in annual Anthology, Second: £50 and possible publication, Third, Fourth & Fifth: £25 and possible publication

AUGUST 2015

Umoja Orphanage Writing Competition
Per Website: ALL proceeds to Umoja Orphanage Kenya (Reg. Charity CH2110) and sponsorship of volunteering to Orphanage Kenya project (a Project of RAWCS) a project sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club Bundaberg.
Closing Date: 06/08/2015
Open to: Residents of Australia
Theme: Child
Accepts:
Short Fiction, essay or travel article
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $25
Prize
: First: $150 with trophy, certificate and publication on the hosts' websites , Second: $50 with certificate and publication on the hosts' websites, Third: Certificate and publication on the hosts' websites

SAETA Spring Poetry Festival
Closing Date: 07/08/2015
Open to: Students and teachers in Australian Schools
Theme: None

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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
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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

Monash WordFest Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 08/08/2015
Open to: Reside, work or study in the City of Monash, or be a member of the Monash Public Library Service
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Category A: 12 - 14 years: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $100, Third: $75
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Accepts:
Category B: 15 - 17 years: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $150, Third: $100
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Accepts:
Category C: Adult: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $150

InkTears Flash Fiction Competition
UK competition
Closing Date:
10/08/2015 (Date extended)
Open to:
UK + International,18 years and over
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: £3, 2 for £5, 3 for £6.50, 4 for £7.50
Prizes
: First: £250, Runner-up: £50, Highly commended x 4: £25, All winners: Story published to the InkTears Readership

Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 13/08/2015
Open to: Students and teaches in Australian Schools
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry (single or suite)
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $20 for non-Island subscribers, $15 for Island subscribers
Prize
: First: $2,000, publication in Island , annual subscriptions to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow, Second: Publication in Island + annual subscriptions* to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow.

The Kembla Flame
Closing Date: 14/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Distinctly Australian
Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $6 for 1, $15 for 3
Prize
: First: "The Kembla Flame" trophy, $500 and certificate, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates may be award, The Kembla Star: $100

NEW LISTING
The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
Closing Date: 14/08/2015
Open to: Unpublished Australian residents aged 18 years or older
Theme: Adult Fiction and Adult narrative non-fiction (NOT books for children and young adults)
Accepts:
Fiction and narrative non-fiction
Size: First three chapters plus synopsis (plus entry submission includes 750 words on how winning the prize would further your career)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $10,000 and 12-month mentorship with one of Hachette Australia’s publishers
 

NEW LISTING
Ghostly Stringybark Short Story Award
Closing Date: 16/08/2015
Theme: Ghost or Horror theme with a link (no matter how tenuous) to Australia

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $9.95, 2 for $18.90, 3 for $27.00 (optional feedback for $15 extra per story)
Prizes
:
First: $375 + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthology (other than the 2015 Ghostly Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $423), Second: $175 + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthology (other than the 2015 Ghostly Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $223), Third: $75 + publication + certificate + e-book + paperback + choice of any Stringybark anthology (other than the 2015 Ghostly Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $107), Highly commended: possible publication + e-book (Value approximately $92)

NEW LISTING
Finch Memoir Prize
Closing Date: 20/08/2015
Open to: Permanent residents of Australia
Theme: None

Accepts:
Memoir - unpublished
Size: 40,000 - 80,000 words
Entry Fee: $35
Prize
: First: $10,000 ($5,000 constitutes an advance against royalties)

Knightville Poetry Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 20/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 150 lines
Entry Fee: $US 20 for up to three poems
Prize
: First: $US 1,500

Machigonne Fiction Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 20/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Fiction
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $US 20
Prize
: First: $US 1,500

Olga Masters Short Story Award
Closing Date: 20/08/2015
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: Family life in rural Australia
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,500, Runner-up: $500, Supplementary prizes at the discretion of the organisers

NEW LISTING
Wyong Shire Council Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 21/08/2015
Open to: Current library members and residents of the Wyong Shire local government area
Theme: None
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Accepts:
Short Story - Child (5 - 12 years)
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: Apple iPad mini, Second: book and audiobook voucher
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Accepts:
Short Story - Youth (13 - 18 years)
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: Apple iPad mini, Second: book and audiobook voucher
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Accepts:
Short Story - Adult (19+ years)
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: Apple iPad mini, Second: book and audiobook voucher

NEW LISTING
Can You Sci-Ku?
Closing Date: 24/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Science and light
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Accepts:
Open - Haiku
Size: 3 Haiku
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $200 JB Hi Fi Voucher to purchase own e-reader, Second: $100 book gift voucher, Third: $100 book gift voucher
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Accepts:
Secondary School - Haiku
Size: 3 Haiku
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: Published in CSIRO Double Helix Magazine plus one year subscription
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Accepts:
Primary School - Haiku
Size: 3 Haiku
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: Published in CSIRO Double Helix Magazine plus one year subscription

NEW LISTING
Scribe Non-fiction Prize for Young Writers
Closing Date: 24/08/2015
Open to: 30 years and under and resident of Australia
Theme: None

Accepts:
Non-fiction
Size: 5,000 - 10,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, the opportunity to meet with a publisher or an editor and to experience the process of working with an editor on their writing, a year-long subscription to Scribe: each month for 12 months, one new-release title will be sent out to them before it’s in stores

Thunderbolt Prize
Closing Date: 24/08/2015
Open to: Australian Resident
Theme: Crime

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Accepts:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500
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Accepts:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500
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Accepts:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500

OTHER PRIZES
THE NEW ENGLAND AWARD: $250
EMERGING AUTHORS AWARD (Over 18): $250
YOUTH AWARD: $150
 
NEW LISTING
Lane Cove Literary Awards
Closing Date: 26/08/2015
Open to: Over 16 years, Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and must be living in Australia at time of entry
Theme: Open

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Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000
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Accepts:
Theatre Script
Size: 30 pages.10 minutes
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000
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Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines and more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500

OTHER PRIZES
Conveyancing Headquarters Lane Cove Resident Prize: $500
Lane Cove Market Square Youth Prize (16 - 24 years): $500
Waterbrook Senior Prize (65+ years): $500

Boroondara Literary Awards
Closing Date: 29/08/2015
Open to: Australian Residents, Young Writers: Live, Work or study in the City of Boroondara
Theme: Open

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Accepts:
Open Short Story
Size: 1,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, Second: $1,000, Third: $500, Highly Commended x 4: $50, Keith Carroll Award: $500
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Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Junior -Years 5 - 6 - Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $50
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Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Junior -Years 5 - 6 -  - Prose
Size: 300 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $50
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Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 - Poetry
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200
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Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 -  - Prose
Size: 300 - 900 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200
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Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 - Poetry
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200
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Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 -  - Prose
Size: 900 - 1,300 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200

NEW LISTING
SciFi Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 29/08/2015
Open to: 16 years and over

Theme:
Science Fiction
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500

GCWA Adult Writing Competition
Closing Date: 30/08/2015
Open to: Over 18 years of age
Theme: Open

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Accepts:
Book Proposal - Fiction
Size:
Proposal: max. 2 page & Writing Sample: 30 pages max (double spaced)
Entry Fee: $30
Prize
: First: Line edit and proof read from AS Editing & Proofreading, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Book Proposal - Non-Fiction
Size:
Proposal: max. 2 page & Writing Sample: 30 pages max (double spaced)
Entry Fee: $30
Prize
: First: Line edit and proof read from AS Editing & Proofreading, Highly Commended

NEW LISTING
The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
Closing Date: 30/08/2015
Open to: Citizens of Australia and New Zealand, or have permanent residency, AND a new or emerging writer (see website for more detail)
Theme: Open

Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20, $12 for Overland subscribers (or $56 for entry fee and subscription), Nil for VIctoria University Students
Prize
: First: $6,000, Runners-up x 2: $1,000

The Ten Minute Quickie
Closing Date: 30/08/2015
Open to: Citizens of States & Terrorites in Australia, 18 years and over
Theme: Open

Accepts:
Play
Size:
no more than 10 minutes, no more than 8 actors, minimal set & props
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Best Script: $1,000, People's Choice: $500 (Youth entrants also eligible for People's Choice)

Dungala-Kaiela Writing
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to the Goulburn Valley region
Theme: Open

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Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Open
Size: 500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $400, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: 500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Junior - Up to 12 years
Size: 100 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Open
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $400, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Junior - Up to 12 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Open
Size: 6 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: 6 - 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $100, Highly Commended
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Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Upt to 12 years
Size: 5 - 10 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50, Highly Commended

FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5

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

Field of Words WINTER Writing Competitions
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to:
18 years or older
Theme: None
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Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $20

Prize
:First:
$500, Runner-up: $100
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Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 100 - 500 words
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:First:
$200, Runner-up: $50

Gawler Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to:
Residents of South Australia
Theme: Transitions
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Accepts: Adults - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

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

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

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

NEW LISTING
Gympie Region Literary Awards
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to:
Residents of Gympie region and surrounding area
Theme: None
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Accepts: Adults (18 years and over)  - Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$160, Second: $110, Third: $60
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Accepts: Children (10 to 17 years) - Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$110, Second: $70, Third: $50
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Accepts: Adults (18 years and over)  - Poetry
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$160, Second: $110, Third: $60
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Accepts: Children (10 to 17 years) - Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$110, Second: $70, Third: $50
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Accepts: Adults (18 years and over)  - Picture book for 3 to 7 year olds
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$160, Second: $110, Third: $60
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Accepts: Children (10 to 17 years) - Picture book for 3 to 7 year olds

Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$110, Second: $70, Third: $50

Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
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: $2
Prize
: First: $150
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Accepts:
Section 2 - Short Story - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $2
Prize
: First: $150
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Accepts:
Section 3 - Short Story - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $2
Prize
: First: $100
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Accepts:
Section 4 - Short Story - Yrs 4 and under
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $2
Prize
: First: $50

Mona Brand Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $7
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $100, Third: $50

Poetica Christi Press Annual Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: Australian residents aged 16 years and over
Theme: Imagine
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $6, 3 for $15
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $100

Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Closing Date:
31/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Empty
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $1.40 in stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

Scarlet Stiletto Award
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: Women residents of Australia
Theme: Crime & Mysteries with an active woman protagonist - check conditions for specific themes
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $15 for Sisters in Crime Members, $20 for non-members
Prize
: Every Cloud Productions Award First: $1,500 plus trophy,  Echo Publishing Award Second: $1,000, Sun Bookshop Third: $500, Allen & Unwin Award for Best Young Writer (for writers 18 or under): $500, Josephine Pennicott Award for Best Indigenous Writer: $500, Athenaeum Library ‘Body in the Library Award for Best 'Body in the library' Story: $1,000; runner up $500, Kerry Greenwood Award for Best Malice Domestic  Story: $750, HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Romantic Suspense Story: $500, Scarlet Stiletto Award for Best Environmental Crime Story: $500, Scarlet Stiletto Award for Best Financial Crime Story: $500, Arena Magazine Award for Well-loaded Political Story: $500, Clan Destine Press for Best Cross-Genre Story: $400, Liz Navratil Award for Best Story with a Disabled Protagonist Story: $400, Benn’s Books Award for Best Investigative Story: $200, ScriptWorks Award for a Great Film Idea: $200

NEW LISTING
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee:
£4, 2 for £7, 3 for £9, 4 for £11, 5 for £12
Prize
: First: £200, Second: £75, Third: £50, Highly Commended x 3: £20, Commended x 3: £10

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
  31/05/2015 : Early Deadline
  31/07/2015 : Regular Deadline
  31/08/2015 : Late Deadline
Open to: All where each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than £20,000 in writing fees.
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Feature script
Size: Close to standard 80-120 pages as possible
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: £25, Regular Deadline: £30, Late Deadline: £35
Prize
: First: £2,000 , Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies, Subscription to Celtx Premium Studio & Suite of Mobile & Desktop Apps, Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage, Free IMDB Pro Account, Inktip Script Listing, The Coffee Break Screenwriting Book, Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book,Its on the Grid Professional Members,
Second:
£500, Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies, Subscription to Celtx Premium Studio & Suite of Mobile & Desktop Apps, Comprehensive Script Report/Coverage, Free IMDB Pro Account, Inktip Script Listing, The Coffee Break Screenwriting Book, Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book, Its on the Grid Professional Members,
Third:
£200, Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies, Subscription to Celtx Premium Studio & Suite of Mobile & Desktop Apps, Free IMDB Pro Account, Inktip Script Listing, The Coffee Break Screenwriting Book, Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book, Its on the Grid Professional Members,
Fourth:
Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies, Subscription to Celtx Premium Studio & Suite of Mobile & Desktop Apps, Free IMDB Pro Account, Inktip Script Listing, The Coffee Break Screenwriting Book, Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book, Its on the Grid Professional Members,
Fifth:
Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies, Subscription to Celtx Premium Studio & Suite of Mobile & Desktop Apps, Free IMDB Pro Account, Inktip Script Listing, The Coffee Break Screenwriting Book, Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book, Its on the Grid Professional Members
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Accepts:
Short script
Size: Close to standard 3-30 pages as possible
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: £20, Regular Deadline: £25, Late Deadline: £30
Prize
: First: £500 , Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies, Free IMDB Pro Account, Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book
Second: £250 , Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies, Free IMDB Pro Account, Filmcraft: Screenwriting Book
Third: Script sent to 100+ Productions Companies

Sydney Writers' Room Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $12
Prize
: First: $500 & 'hot desk' membership at SWR for three months, Runner-up: $250

Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Competition
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: All
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Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 500 & publication, 5 x finalists: consideration for publication
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Theme:
None
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 55, 250 or 500 words
Entry Fee: $US 7 or 3 for $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 150 & publication, 5 x finalists: consideration for publication
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Theme:
None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: three pages
Entry Fee: $US 7 or 3 for $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 150 & publication, 5 x finalists: consideration for publication

The Carmel Bird Award
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: Australian citizens and persons residing in Australia over 18 years old
Theme: New Crime writing
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: $500

 

Toowoomba Writers' Festival Literary Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: Total pool across categories: $550 and publication
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Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: Total pool across categories: $550 and publication

SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW LISTING
Adrien Abbot Prize
Closing Date:
01/09/2014
Open to:
Australian Residents
Theme: Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 25 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $500

NEW LISTING
Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 06/09/2014
Open to:
All
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 2, $25 for3 - $6 for each additional poem thereafter
Prizes
: First (Leon Shann Award): $1,500. Second : $500, Third place: $200, Martin Downey Urban Realist Award: $100, Highly commended x 3: Book vouchers,  Commended x 6:  Books

John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers
Closing Date:
07/09/2015
Open to: Aged 24 years and under

Theme:
None
*
Accepts:
Aged 18 to 24: Short Story or first chapter of a novel
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10 or $30 with Discounted Voiceworks Subscription
Prize
: First: $3,000 and manuscript assessment or mentoring session with staff from Hachette Australia
*
Accepts:
Aged 18 to 24: Poetryl
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10 or $30 with Discounted Voiceworks Subscription
Prize
: First: $1,500
*
Accepts:
Aged under 18: Short Story or first chapter of a novel
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil or $30 with Discounted Voiceworks Subscription
Prize
: First: $500
*
Accepts:
Aged under 18: Poetryl
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil or $30 with Discounted Voiceworks Subscription
Prize
: First: $500

Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
07/09/2015
Open to: Australian authors

*
Theme:
Australian subject
Accepts:
Open - Written Verse
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10 plus $2.10 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Theme:
Australian subject, Inspired by "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke"
Accepts:
Open CJ Dennis Society Prize - Written Verse
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10 plus $2.10 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Theme:
Australian subject, Written for children
Accepts:
Adults - Written Verse
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10 plus $2.10 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Theme:
Australian subject
Accepts:
Primary School Students (prep to grade 6) - Written Verse
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $2 plus $2.10 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $30, Second: $20, Third: $10
*
Theme:
Australian subject
Accepts:
Secondary School Students (years 7 to 12) - Written Verse
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $2 plus $2.10 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20

The Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award
Closing Date:
11/09/2015
Open to: Australian residents
Theme:
Speculative Fiction

*
Accepts:
Open - Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $15 for 2, $20 for 3
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $150, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
Mundaring National Young Writers (10 to 20 years) - Short Story
Size: 500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75, Second: $25, Commended x 5: $10, Mundaring National Encouragement Award (14 and under): $25

GCWA Young Writers Competition
Closing Date: 15/09/2015
Open to: Australian Residents 7-13 years
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
7 - 10 years: Short Story
Size:
350 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50
*
Accepts:
11 -13 years: Short Story
Size:
500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50

Heywire Competition
Note: Audio, Video and Photo story categories available
Closing Date: 16/09/2015
Open to: Australian Residents aged 16-22 and living outside the big cities
Theme: Life in Australia oustide the major cities

Accepts:
Text
Size:
400 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize x 33
: Opportunity for story to be produced for ABC radio or the Heywire webiste and an all-expenses paid trip to the Heywire Youth Issues Forum in Canberra (details on website)

NEW LISTING
Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award
Closing Date: 18/09/2015
Open to: Emerging writers residing permanently in ACT or region
Theme: None

Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
1,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $5 for ACT Writers Centre members, $10 for non-members
Prizes
: First: $600

NEW LISTING
Michael Thwaites Poetry Award
Closing Date: 18/09/2015
Open to: Emerging writers residing permanently in ACT or region
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
50 lines
Entry Fee: $5 for ACT Writers Centre members, $10 for non-members
Prizes
: First: $300

Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers (NSW)
Closing Date:
18/09/2015
Open to: Indigenous Australian students (Kindergarten to Year 12) studying in NSW
Theme:
One of three themes: "Water", "The door slowly opened ...", This belongs to me"

Accepts:
Short Story, Play, Poem
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Prizes from $50 up to $500 and Encouragement Awards from $20 up to $250 will be awarded to students from Kindergarten to Year 12 for Poetry and Short Story or Play.
Prizes of up to $250 will be awarded for Kindergarten –Year 1 and Year 2-3 Group work


Marjorie Barnard Award
Closing Date:
25/09/2015
Open to: Permanent residents of Australia
Theme: None

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $500

Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards
Closing Date: 25/09/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Australian theme

*
Accepts:
Prose (Fiction or Memoir)
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500 & limited edition bust of Rolf Boldrewood, Second: $250, Highly Commended: Certificates
 *

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500 & limited edition bust of Rolf Boldrewood, Second: $250, Highly Commended: Certificates

The Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Awards
Closing Date: 25/09/2015
Open to: Australian residents
Theme:
None

*
Accepts:
Open - Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $15 for 2, $20 for 3
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $150, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
Mundaring National Young Writers (10 to 20 years) - Short Story
Size: 500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75, Second: $25, Commended x 5: $10, Mundaring National Encouragement Award (14 and under): $25

The KSP Poetry Awards
Closing Date: 25/09/2015
Open to: Australian residents
Theme:
 None

*
Accepts:
Open - Poetry
Size: 14 - 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $15 for 2, $20 for 3
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $150, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
Mundaring National Young Writers (10 to 18 years) - Poetry
Size: 6 - 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75, Second: $25, Commended x 5: $10, Mundaring National Encouragement Award (14 and under): $25

Child Writes Competition  Illustrators category available
Closing Date:
27/09/2015
Open to:
Australian primary-school aged children
Theme: None
Accepts: Childrens' Book
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee:
$15
Prize
: Winning writer paired with the winning illustrator, to produce a book, which will be published by Boogie Books as a hard copy publication, and distributed by Child Writes.
Royalties will be paid to the author and illustrator, for book sales that are generated

Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award
Closing Date:  
30/09/2015
Open to: All
Theme:
Aspects of the natural world
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,200 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $200. Second: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Closing Date:
30/09/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Sister
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $1.40 in stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

Robyn Mathison Inaugural Poetry Prize
Closing Date:  
30/09/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $200. Second: $50, Third: $20, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
 

Short Takes
Closing Date: 30/09/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Category A: Fictional Short Story
Size: 1,000
Entry Fee: $7
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates
*
Accepts:
Category B: Memoir
Size: 1,000
Entry Fee: $7
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates

 

The Caterpillar Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date:
30/09/2015
Open to: All
Theme:
Short Story written by an adult for children (aged 7-11)
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: €12
Prize
: €1,000

 

The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Award
Closing Date: 30/09/2015
Open to: All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $500 (Port Stephens Council Award), Second: $300, Third: $150, Highly Commended x 4: $25, 'tilligerry.com' Award: $50

 

OCTOBER 2015

Fantastica Short Novel Prize
Closing Date:
01/10/2015
Open to: Normally residents of Australia or New Zealand
Theme:
Speculative Fiction
Accepts: Short Novel
Size: 20,000 - 50,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $500 and apublication throufh Xoum Publishing under the Fantastica imprint

NEW LISTING
Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition

Closing Date:
01/10/2015

Open to:
All
Theme:
In the digital era, whose voices are being heard?
Accepts:
 Essay
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: $5,000

NEW LISTING
Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition
Closing Date:
01/10/2014

Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: One-Act Play
Size: 30 - 45 minutes
Entry Fee: $40

Prizes
: $6,000 pool
divided between three best scripts

NEW LISTING
What's Your Story?
Closing Date:  01/10/2015
*
SHORT STORY
Open to:
 Australian Residents
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Short story
Size:  1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $300, Stonnington Prize: $200
*
MY MICROMEMOIR
Open to:
 Aged 5-12 and attending school in Stonnington
Theme:
Autobiographical or inspired by real events experienced by the author
Accepts:
Memoir
Size:  500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $150 worth of books
*
MY MICROMEMOIR
Open to:
 Aged 13-18 and attending school in Stonnington
Theme:
Autobiographical or inspired by real events experienced by the author
Accepts:
Memoir
Size:  750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $150 worth of books
*
POETRY
Open to:
 Australian Resident
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:  40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $300, Stonnington Prize: $200

 

The Ten Minute Quickie - Youth Category
Closing Date: 04/10/2015
Open to: Citizens of States & Terrorites in Australia, 17 years and under (year 12 students in 2015 may be 18)
Theme: Open

Accepts:
Play
Size:
no more than 10 minutes, no more than 8 actors, minimal set & props
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: Youth Playwright Award: $500, (Also eligible for People's Choice: $500)

City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards
Closing Date:
09/10/2015
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: $400, Second: $200, Third: $100, Commendations x 2: $50
*
Accepts:
Over 50s - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $400, Second: $200, Third: $100, Commendations x 2: $50
*
Accepts:
Young Writers (10 - 17) Awards - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $250, Second: $200, Third: $50, Commendations: Rockingham Shopping Centre Vouchers

NEW LISTING
Lambing Flat Regional Writing Competition
Closing Date: 16/10/2015
Open to: All
Theme:
None
*
Accepts:
Open - Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $50, Commended & Highly Commended
*
Accepts:
Open - Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $150, Second: $50, Commended & Highly Commended
*
Accepts:
Secondary School Student - Short Story
Size: 1,000 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $75, Second: $25, Commended & Highly Commended
*
Accepts:
Secondary School Student - Poetry
Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $75, Second: $25, Commended & Highly Commended
*
Accepts:
Primary School Student - Short Story
Size: 500 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $30, Second: $15, Commended & Highly Commended
*
Accepts:
Primary School Student - Poetry
Size: 15 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $30, Second: $15, Commended & Highly Commended

Morrison Mentoring Short Story Competition

Closing Date:
16/10/2015
Open to:
Australian Residents
Theme: Flourish
*
Accepts:
Category A: Open
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $250 + publication in anthology, Highly commended: publication in anthology
*
Accepts:
Category B: Senior Secondary - School students - Years 11 & 12
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $100 + publication in anthology, Highly commended: publication in anthology
*
Accepts:
Category C: Middle Secondary - School students - Up Year 10
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $100 + publication in anthology, Highly commended: publication in anthology
*
Accepts:
Category D: Speculative Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $250 + publication in anthology, Highly commended: publication in anthology

Southern Cross Literary Competition
Closing Date: 16/10/2015
Open to: Writers over the age of 18 living in Australia
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prizes
: First: $1,500, Highly Commended x 2

Andy Griffiths Kid's Writing Competition
Closing Date:
20/10/2015
Open to: Primary School Students aged 6 -12 years who are resident of Australia
Theme:
Living in a Treehouse
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 200 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: story illustrated by Terry Denton, framed and presented to them at their school by Andy Griffiths, Top 10 entries: Andy Griffiths book pack of 15 books

NEW LISTING
Catchfire Press Prose and Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 31/10/2015
Open to: All
Theme:
Home is the Hunter
*
Accepts:
Prose
Size: 200 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $350, Second: $250, Commendations
*

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $350, Second: $250, Commendations
*

Accepts:
Cover design
Size: 225mm H x 170mm W, 5mm bleed
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $200

Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Closing Date:
31/10/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Brother
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $1.40 in stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

NOVEMBER 2015

Earth Vision Writing Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date:  
01/11/2015
Open to:  All
Theme:
Celebrating the natural environment
Accepts:
Short fiction, short creative non-fiction, poetic prose or poetry
Size:  5,000 words (per prior year - you will need to verify)
Entry Fee: $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 500, Second x 2: $US 100
*Prize money allotted from entry fees so low entries will result in pool being reduced

Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
06/11/2015
Open to:
All
Theme: The Choices We Make
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:  1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 2, $30 for 3
Prizes
: First: $1,000 & 12 months membership to the Victorian Writers' Centre, Second: $100, Third: $50

Atlantis Short Story Contest
US COMPETITION
Note: Group work of maximum two authors allowed
Closing Date: 30/11/2015
Open to:
Published writers who have earned more than $5,000 through their literary work(s) are not allowed to enter the contest. In special cases exceptions possible.
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 10 = participation without feedback, $US 15 =
Participation with feedback, delivery via e-mail as soon as the winners have been announced (April 15, 2016), $US 25 = Participation with detailed feedback, delivery via e-mail within one week of submission
Prize
:First: $US 300 & In-depth Feedback, Second: $US 100 & In-depth Feedback, Third: $US 50 & In-depth Feedback, Top 15: In-depth Feedback, Top 40: Name and Short Story's Title Posted on Website, Every Participant: Brief Comment and Evaluation Table

NEW LISTING
Fair Acre Press Poetry Pamplet Competiton
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/11/2015 (opens 01/11/2015)
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme:
None (NOT poetry for children)

*
Accepts:
Open Poetry
Size: 30 sides of poetry - each page no longer than 30 lines (see website)
Entry Fee: £12
Prize
: Publication with editorial input, Launch Reading at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016 alongside Jonathan Edwards (all costs involved in travel and accommodation will be at your own expense), 30 complimentary copies, ten percent royalty on sales, 40% discount on further copies of your pamphlet you would like to buy, as well as 40% discount on any Fair Acre Press publications, Fair Acre Press will send 5 copies out to review – (you are welcome to suggest where to)
*
Accepts:
Unpublished author - Poetry
Size: 30 sides of poetry - each page no longer than 30 lines (see website)
Entry Fee: £12
Prize
: Publication with editorial input, Launch Reading at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016 alongside Jonathan Edwards (all costs involved in travel and accommodation will be at your own expense), 30 complimentary copies, ten percent royalty on sales, 40% discount on further copies of your pamphlet you would like to buy, as well as 40% discount on any Fair Acre Press publications, Fair Acre Press will send 5 copies out to review – (you are welcome to suggest where to)

Field of Words SPRING Writing Competitions
Closing Date: 30/11/2015 (opens 01/09/2015)
Open to:
18 years or older
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $20

Prize
:First:
$500, Runner-up: $100
*
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 100 - 500 words
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:First:
$200, Runner-up: $50

Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
30/11/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Bank
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $1.40 in stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

DECEMBER 2015

NEW LISTING
Porter Prize
Closing Date:
01/12/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 75 lines
Entry Fee: $22 ($15 for ABR subscribers)
Prizes
: First: $5,000 and Arthur Boyd's etching and aquatint The lady and the unicorn, 1975, Shortlisted entries: $500

NEW LISTING
Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/12/2015
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: €12
Prizes
: First: €10,000, Runners-up x 3: €1,000 - Winners published in the spring 2016 issue of The Moth.

NEW LISTING
Birdcatcher Books Australian Short Fiction Award
Closing Date: 31/12/2015
Open to: Australian residents aged 18 years or over as of 1st of August
Theme: None
Accepts: Fiction
Size: 1,500 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: Early bird (by 5pm 30/10/15): $5, after that: $8
Prizes
: First: $250, Second: $100, Top 50 entires: publication in anthology

Bhagavad Gita As It Is Essay Competition
Closing Date:  
31/12/2015
Open to:
Open (A prior winner in one level is not able to enter that level again)
Theme:
'Bhagavad Gita As It Is' with translation and purports by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
*
Accepts: Level One Essay: Individual entry
Size: 2,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $35
Prize
: First: $10,000, Second: $100, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Level Two Essay: Group entry
Size: 2,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $100, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Level Three: The Essence of
 'Bhagavad Gita As It Is'
Size: 140 characters
Entry Fee: $2
Prize
: First: $100, Second: $50, Third: $50

NEW LISTING
Magic Oxygen Literary Prize
UK competition
Closing Date:
31/12/2015
Open to:
16 years and over
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: £5
Prizes
: First: £1,000, Second: £300, Third: £100, Highly Commended x 2: £50
*
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: £5
Prizes
: First: £1,000, Second: £300, Third: £100, Highly Commended x 2: £50
*
A tree planted in Kenya for every entry. GPS co-ordinates emailed to entrants.

NEW LISTING
Needle in the Hay Major Short Story Contest
Closing Date:  31/12/2015
Open to:
All
Theme:
New interpretations of love
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 800 words
Entry Fee: $10, 3 for $20
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second to 5th: $200 GIft Vouchers to spend on NiTH Writing Courses

Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Closing Date:
31/12/2015
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Swim
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $1.40 in stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

 

MARCH 2016

 

FAW Tasmania Nairda Lyne Award
Closing Date: 31/03/2016
Open to: All
Theme: Suitable for children aged 8-12 years
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $100 & winner's name inscribed on a plaque in the State Library Launceston Branch, Best Tasmanian Entry: Hobart Bookshop voucher

 

W B Yeats Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
31/03/2016
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $8.50 for first entry ($5.00 each entry thereafter)
Prizes
: First: $500 , Second: $100, Commendation: Certificates