Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

The 2017 Richell Prize

Judges include: Izzy Roberts-Orr, Emerging Writers’ Festival Hannah Richell, bestselling author Amelia Lush, bookseller Robert Watkins, Publisher, Hachette Australia Entries close Monday July 3rd. Go here to submit or find out more. Hachette Australia, along with the...

Red Room Poetry Fellowship

The Red Room Poetry Fellowship recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. The inaugural Red Room Poetry Fellowship has been established to foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic...

Poetica Christi Press 2017 Poetry Competition

Poetica Christi Press 2017 Poetry Competition: Closing date  May 31st, 2017. Poems up to 50 lines (inc.spaces) on the theme Wonderment. 1st prize $300, 2nd prize $100, top 25 poems to be published in an anthology. Entries $6 each or 3 for $15. Entry forms available at...

Plumwood Mountain Call for Submissions

Submissions are now open for the August 2017 issue of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics. Stuart Cooke is the guest poetry editor for this issue and is seeking work exploring and interrogating the question "What are the animals...

The Marten Bequest scholarships

The Marten Bequest scholarships increased for emerging artists, now open. Applications are now open for The Marten Bequest scholarships delivered for the first time by the Australia Council for the Arts in a three-year partnership with Perpetual. This is one of the...

Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing

Monash University in collaboration with the Emerging Writers’ Festival is proud to present the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious prize for emerging literary voices. Now in its sixth year, the Prize is a significant literary award for new...

The 2017 Wesley Michel Wright Prize

ABOUT The prestigious Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry is open for award to an author or composer of original verse or poetry in the English Language and who is an Australian citizen. Congratulations to the 2016 winner Linda Weste for Nothing Sacred: A Novel in...

Voiceworks is now open for longform fiction submissions

Voiceworks is now open for longform fiction submissions For the first time in our 32 year history, Voiceworks is answering the call of young Australian writers thirsting for publication opportunities for longform fiction! We are now calling out for submissions of...

Poets Meet Politics Competition 2017

Hungry Hill Writing invites you to submit poems for this year's Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2017   Poet, novelist, critic and curator, born in Ireland, based in London, Cherry Smyth is judging the prize. Click here to read more about her...

CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS FOR REGIONAL NSW WRITERS

Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers living in regional New South Wales and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week residency at this historic home in the Blue Mountains. Writers who have been awarded a LitLink Fellowship have said:  ‘Beautiful...