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Last updated 01/02/2018
 


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

AlCon FanFiction Competition
AWC Furious Fiction
EJ Brady Short Story Competition
Eyre Writers Awards
Field of Words Short Story Competition
Miniature
Mulga Bill Writing Award
Positive Words Mini-Competition - February

Positive Words Mini-Competition - March
Positive Words Mini-Competition - April
Positive Words Mini-Competition - May
Positive Words Mini-Competition - June
Positive Words Mini-Competition - July
Positive Words Mini-Competition - August
Positive Words Mini-Competition - September
Positive Words Mini-Competition - October
Positive Words Mini-Competition - November
Positive Words Mini-Competition - December
Stringybark Short Story Award
Sutherland Shire Literary Competition
Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest
The Moth International Short Story Prize

THROUGH THE YEAR

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING
AWC Furious Fiction

Opens: 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) on the first Friday of every month
Closes:
55 hours later (midnight, Sunday)
Open to: 17 years and older
Theme: Story prompt provided
Accepts:
Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:
Not mentioned but looks to be nil
Prize
:First:
$500

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


FEBRUARY 2018

Golfwell's 2nd Annual International Golf Story Writing
NZ COMPETITION

Closing Date: 01/02/2018
Open to: All over 18 years of age
Theme: Golf
Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 700 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
:First:
 $NZ 125 of Amazon Books, Golfwell's Author Award Certificate, Kindle Edition of 3 Golfwell's Books, publication in next Golf book and on their website, Second: $NZ 50 of Amazon Books, Golfwell's Author Award Certificate, Kindle Edition of 2 Golfwell's Books, publication in next Golf book and on their website, Third: $NZ 25 of Amazon Books, Golfwell's Author Award Certificate, Kindle Edition of a Golfwell's Book, publication in next Golf book and on their website

Boyup Brook Bush Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 02/02/2018
Open to: All
Theme:
Original Australian Verse
Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $100, Emerging Poet: $100

Text Prize
Closing Date: 03/02/2018 opens Jan 2018
Open to: Permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand
Theme:
Written for Young Adults or children (NOT picture books)
Accepts:
Fiction or non-fiction
Size: 20,000 -  120,000 words
Entry Fee: $25
Prizes
: A publishing contract with an $10,000 advance

Newcastle Short Story Award

Closing Date: 5/02/2018
Open to: Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia, over 18 years
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$16.50
Prize
: First: $3,000, Second: $1,500, Third: $500, 3 x Highly Commended: $200 voucher, 5 x Hunter Region Writers Awards

Black Cockatoo Aboriginal Story and Art Competition
Closing Date: 14/02/2018   EARLY BIRD: 18/12/2017
Open to: Aboriginal youth aged 10-20 from rural or remote locations in Australia
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
5,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $100, Second: $50, 
Early Bird random draw:
 $50
Wildcard Prizes: Artwork commission from Bundarra Clothing
Best East Kimberly Entry: $200 voucher to Halls Creek Home Shop
Best West Kimberly Entry: $200 voucher to Broome Home shop
Runnerup Kimberly Entry: $200 Home Shop voucher


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NEW LISTING
Miniature
Closing Date: 15/02/2018
Open to: Writers based in Australia and New Zealand
Theme:
"Forty" and relate to the LGBTIQ experience
Accepts: Miniature Story

Size:
40 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $200 

Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 18/02/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Island or Island-resonant
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: $500

Atlantis Short Story Contest
US COMPETITION
Note: Group work of maximum two authors allowed
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 18/12/2017
REGULAR DEADLINE:
25/02/2018
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: Fiction and stories based on true events
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 300 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee:
Early Bird with feedback EXPRESS = $US 22.50
Early Bird with feedback = $US 13.50
Early Bird without feedback = $US 9
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

Birdcatcher Books - Stories for His Glory Competition
Closing Date: 28/02/2018
Open to: Residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA or UK aged 18 years or over on 01/11/2017
Theme: Testimonies of God working in your life
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $8 $15 for 2, $21 for 3
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100, Third: $50

NEW LISTING
E J Brady Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
28/02/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
"Gabo Prize" Very Short Story
Size: 700 words
Entry Fee: $8 (add $2 if posted)
Prize
: $500
*
Accepts:
"Mallacoota Prize" Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $12 (add $2 if posted)
Prizes
: First: $2,000, Runner-up: $300, Encouragement Award: $100
*
Accepts:
"Betka Prize" Humorous Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $10 (add $2 if posted)
Prizes
: First: $1,000

NEW LISTING
Eyre Writers Awards
Closing Date: 28/02/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
Typical Australia: The Land and Sea

Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
 *
Accepts:
Tom Black Memorial Award (Rhyming Poetry)

Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
*
Accepts:
Eyre Travel Short Story Award

Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
*
Accepts:
EWI Non-Rhyming Poetry Award

Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

Flash 500 Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
28/02/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
7, 12 for 2, 16 for 3, 20 for 4
Prize
:First:
500, Second: 200, Third: 100

Needle in the Hay Major Short Story Contest
Closing Date:  28/02/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
Darker emotions plus specified plot inclusion (see website)
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 999 words
Entry Fee: $15, 3 for $30
Prize
: First: 50% of  entry fees (after Paypal fees), Short listed entries: Share of balance of entry fees

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - February
Closing Date:
28/02/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Novel
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


Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 28/02/2018
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, 7 for 16, 10 for 22
Prize
: First: 200, Second: 100, Third: 50, High Commendation x 3: 20, Commendation x 3: 10

So Bad, It's Good - The NVWG Bad Writing Competition
Closing Date:  28/02/2018 (Opens Jan 1)
Open to:
All
Theme:
Bad Writing
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $100

MARCH 2018


NEW LISTING
Mulga Bill Writing Award
Closing Date:
02/03/2018
Open to: All
*
Theme: Myths and Legends
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $500, Second: $150
*
Theme: Myths and Legends
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 25 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $50
 

The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize
Closing Date:
05/03/2018
Open to: 18 years and over and who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne
Theme: Biograpical
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
1,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,000
 

The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
05/03/2018
Open to: 18 years and over and who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry

Size:
30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500


The Young Adas
Closing Date:
05/03/2018
Open to: aged between 14 - 18 years and who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250

Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush
Closing Date: 15/03/2018
Open to: Adult sections: 17 and over, Children's sections: must be attending school
Theme: Quiet Achievers
*
Accepts:
Section 1. Adult  Bush poetry with a humorous theme
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $400
*
Accepts:
Section 2. Adult  Bush poetry celbrating "Quiet Achievers"
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $400
*
SECTIONS 3 - 5 : Adult's Performance categories
*
Accepts:
Section 6. Infants

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

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

*
Accepts:
Section 8. Primary: 10 years and over

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

Size: 12 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25
*
SECTIONS 10 - 12: Children's Performance Categories

NEW LISTING
Tethered By Letters Spring Literary Competition
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/03/2018
Open to: All
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Creative Non-Fiction
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

NEW LISTING
Stringybark Short Story Award
Closing Date: 18/03/2018
Theme: Link to Australia and written for an audience over sixteen years of age

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $12.50, $24 for 2, $33 for 3
Prizes
:
First: $500 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Award anthology) (Value $550), Second: $250 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Award anthology) (Value $300), Third: $125 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Award anthology) (Value $175), Highly commended: publication + e-book

The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 20/03/2018
Open to: All
Theme: "For the love of ..."
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $300, 2 tickets to the Community Play performance & a handcrafted timber quill, Local prize: Collins Bookstore voucher & 2 tickets to the Community Play performance, Young writer under 18: Collins Bookstore voucher & 2 tickets to the Community Play performance

Henry Lawson Festival
Closing Date: 29/03/2018
Open to: All

*
Theme:
Australian
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 1: Traditional Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: First: $450, Second: $200
*
Theme:
Australian
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 2: Humorous Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 3: Free Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 4: Verse by High School Student (under 18 years by closing date)
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $50
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 5: Verse by Primary School Student
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 & Medallion, Second: $25 & Medallion, Highly Commended: Medallion
*
SECTION 1 OVERALL WINNER: Festival Patron's Statuette
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 2: Class 1: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $200
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 2: Class 2: Short Story by High School Student (under 18 years by closing date)
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $50
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 2: Class 3: Short Story by Primary School Student
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 & Medallion, Second: $25 & Medallion, Highly Commended: Medallion
*
SECTION 2 OVERALL WINNER: Harold Goodwin Memorial Statuette


British Theatre Challenge
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/03/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Play

Size:
One Act, running time 10 - 30 minutes, more than one actor
Entry Fee: 16
Prize
: First: 5 plays selected: Given a full performance at  the Lost Theatre, London - developed by professional directors - performed by professional actors - given written assessments by theatre professionals - considered for publication - filmed in performance by Mini Mammoth Films, Public Choice Award: Previously a cash award, Mini Mammoth Film Award: One play turned into a short film

The Ethel Webb Bundell Literary Awards
Closing Date: 30/03/2018
Open to: All
Theme:
None
*
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $8, $15 for 2, $21 for 3
Prize
: First: $400, Second: $200, Third: $100, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

*
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: $8, $15 for 2, $21 for 3
Prize
: First: $400, Second: $300, Third: $100, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates


FAW Tasmania Nairda Lyne Award
Closing Date: 31/03/2018
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

NEW LISTING
Field of Words Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/03/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $20

Prize
:First:
$500, Runner-up: $150

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - March
Closing Date:
31/03/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Next
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


The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/03/2018
Open to: Over 16
Theme:
Poetry written by an adult for children (aged 7-11)
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: 12
Prize
: 1,000

Youth Literary Award
Closing Date:
31/03/2018
Open to: Australian resident aged 18 and under
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $700, Second: $200, Third: $100, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
 *

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $700, Second: $200, Third: $100, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

W B Yeats Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
31/03/2018
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $8.50 for first entry ($5.50 each entry thereafter)
Prizes
: First: $500, Second: $75, Third: $75, Commendation: Certificate

APRIL 2018


NEW LISTING
AICon FanFiction Competition

Closing Date: 01/04/2018
Open to: All
Theme: FanFiction
Accepts:
Creative Writing

Size:
6 pages
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Not mentioned


ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 10/04/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee:
$25 ($15 for ABR subscribers and full-time students) or choose to subscribe with your entry (see website)
Prizes:
First:
$7,000, Second: $2,000, Third: $1,000, Commended x 3: Share of $2,500 pool


Laura Literary Awards
Closing Date:
12/04/2018
Theme: None
*
THE FLINDERS NEWS PROSE AWARDS
*

SECTION 1 - OPEN
Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*

SECTION 2 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to:
13 - 18 years
Accepts:
Short Story

Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $50
*

SECTION 3 - JUNIOR
Open to:
9 - 12 years
Accepts:
Short Story

Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $25
*
SECTION 4 - JUNIOR PRIMARY

Open to:
5 - 8 years
Accepts:
Short Story

Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $15
*

THE CJ DENNIS POETRY AWARDS

*
SECTION 5 - OPEN

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*
SECTION 6 - OPEN BUSH POETRY

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*

SECTION 7 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to:
13 - 18 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $50
*

SECTION 8 - JUNIOR
Open to:
9 - 12 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $25
*
SECTION 9 - JUNIOR PRIMARY

Open to:
5 - 8 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $15

NEW LISTING
Sutherland Shire Literary Competition
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to:
Australian residents over 18 years
Theme:
None
*
Accepts:
Traditional verse
Size:
80 lines
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$1,000, Second:: $500, Third: $250, Shire Resident's Prize: $250
*
Accepts:
Free verse
Size:
80 lines
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$1,000, Second:: $500, Third: $250, Shire Resident's Prize: $250
*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$1,000, Second:: $500, Third: $250, Shire Resident's Prize: $250


The Bath Novel Award
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to:
International writers yet to be traditionally published, 16 years or over
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Unsigned novel written for adults or young adults
Size:
First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis (Full novel must be at least 50,000 words)
Entry Fee:
25
Prizes:
First:
2,500, Most promising Longlisted novel: Online professional editing course worth 1,800, Short listed: manuscript feedback & literary agent introductions


Bronze Swagman Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Australian
Accepts: Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $20 per entry form, up to 3 poems per form
Prizes
: First: $500 & Bronze statuette of the Swagman, Runner-up: $200 & trophy, Highly Commended: Certificate

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - April
Closing Date:
30/04/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Rock
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


The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to: Australian resident or Australia living overseas, and over 18
Theme: None
Accepts: Collection of short prose, may contain audio-visual content & hyperlinks
Size: 30,000 words
Entry Fee: $25 (Students/Concession: $20)
Prizes
: First: $3,000 & offered a digital publication agreement, Runner-up x 2: $1,000 & offered a digital publication agreement

The Valerie Parv Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2018
Open to:
Aspiring or Emerging writers - check website for full definition
Theme:
Romance/Romantic elements
Accepts:
Novels
Size:
10,000 plus 1,000 word synopsis
Entry Fee:
$110, $44 for RWA members
Prizes:
First:
 $300 & 1 year membership with Valerie Parv, Second: $200, Third: $100

 

MAY 2018
 

Questions Writing Prize
Closing Date: 01/05/2018
Open to: 18 - 30 years
Theme:
None

Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000

Bristol Short Story Prize
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
03/05/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: 8
Prizes
: First: 1000, Second: 700, Third: 400, Shortlisted x 17: 100

SAETA Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 18/05/2018
Note: Must be written in the presence of an adult or teacher
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Reception  to Yr 1
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 2 & Yr 3
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 4 to Yr 6
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 7 & Yr 8
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 9 & Yr 10
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 11 & Yr 12
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
.

Friends of the Wollongong City Library Local History Prize
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: History of the City of Wollongong (see Guidelines for more detail)
Accepts:
Local History Paper
Size: 10,000 - 20,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $5,000

Future Leaders Writing Prize
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: Year 11 & 12 students in Australian Secondary Schools
Theme:
None

Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 800 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,000


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - May
Closing Date:
31/05/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Jam
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

 

JUNE 2018

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - June
Closing Date:
30/06/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Attack
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
The Moth International Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION

Closing Date: 30/06/2018
Open to: Over 18
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:
30/06/2018
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 28/02/2018. $20 if submitted after that date. Tertiary (university) students - $10
Prizes:
First:
$15,000, Second: $5,000

 

JULY 2018

 

Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 06/07/2018
Theme: Truth

*
Open to: Poets 18 years and older
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for each thereafter
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate
*
Open to: Primary School Student
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate
*
Open to: Secondary School Student
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - July
Closing Date:
31/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Mine
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

 

AUGUST 2018

FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5

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

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Closing Date:
31/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Squash
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


SAETA Spring Poetry Festival
Closing Date: 03/08/2018
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

SEPTEMBER 2018


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Closing Date:
30/09/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Garden
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

 

OCTOBER 2018


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Crane
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 2018


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
30/11/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Hamper
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 2018


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Closing Date:
31/12/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Card
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