Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries

The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world. The award is judged...

PETER BLAZEY FELLOWSHIP

Applications close: Monday 12 June 2017   The Peter Blazey Fellowship was established to honour the memory of Peter Blazey - journalist, author and gay activist.   The Fellowship is awarded annually to writers in the non-fiction fields of biography,...

KATE CHALLIS RAKA AWARD: BEST STAGE PLAY

Applications close: Monday 29 May 2017   This award for Indigenous creative artists has been made available through the generosity of Professor Emeritus Bernard Smith, eminent art and cultural historian.   The 2017 Kate Challis RAKA Award will be awarded to...

VINCENT BUCKLEY POETRY PRIZE

Applications close: Monday 29 May 2017   The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize was established to commemorate the life and work of the late Vincent Buckley; poet, critic and Professor of English at the University of Melbourne.   The 2018 Vincent Buckley Poetry...

2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2017 entry guidelines The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and Prize for Australian History (the Awards) celebrate the contribution of Australian literature and history to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. The Awards play an...

RABBIT open for submissions: JAZZ

RABBIT nonfiction poetry journal is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poems for The JAZZ Issue. Send 1 to 3 poems (short or long) through Rabbit’s submittable site. Please include in the cover letter of your submission: • full contact details (postal...

Call Out for Submissions Plumwood Mountain’s August Issue

Submissions are now  open for the August 2017 issue of Plumwood Mountain journal guest edited by Stuart Cooke who writes: For this issue, I will be concerned primarily with a single question, ‘What are the animals saying?’ Approaches to this question might come from...

Hunter Writers Centre Poetry Competions

Hunter Writers Centre presents two writing competitions for poets. Both close in June. Grieve writing competition calls for poems up to 36 lines – closes June 9; the Newcastle Poetry Prize calls for poems up to 200 lines – closes June 30. See more information...

Announcing The 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize

Entries are now open for the 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across the nation. The prize recognises excellence in three creative writing categories:...