Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

 

2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards now open for entry

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.
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Southerlandshire Literary Competition

The Sutherland Shire Literary Competition is closing soon.  Entries Open: Monday, 5 February 2018 Entries Close: Monday, 30 April 2018 Australian residents over 18 years of age are invited to submit their individual, original works in the following...

ACU 2018 Prize for Poetry

Entries open Monday 5th March & close Friday 20th July 2018, with the theme 'Empathy'.  Get involved on social media using the hashtag #ACUpoetry. Australian Catholic University is delighted to announce the 2018 Prize for Poetry. The competition is judged...

Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018

15th May 2018: Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018 All categories Open Theme, Short Story, Poetry, Memoir, Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story.   $7 per entry or $25 for 4 entries. 15th May 2018 Boree Log Award for Bush Verse 2018 Ballads to...

Overland : Writers, we want your ‘false documents’!

Submissions close 5.59pm, Monday 30 April. The special issue will be available online in early June. About the guest editor : Dave Drayton is a poet, writer and Overland poetry reader He is a founding member of the Atterton Academy, Kanganoulipian, and the...

Canberra Times poetry submissions — March 15-31

Please note the next submission period is March 15-31. Payment for a published poem is $60.  In 2018 submission calls will be quarterly (subject to change).  For the next Canberra Times submission period  (March 15-31), I am especially interested in...

Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2018

Hungry Hill Writing are delighted to announce our new Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2018 and that Emily Wills has agreed to judge for us this year. We will be awarding a first prize of €500 for each competition, with a second...

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018

Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines and Short Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Entries are open until 31 August.  Call for Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018, presenting an exciting opportunity for...

2018 Grieve Writing Competition NOW OPEN

Closes 8pm, 28th May 2018. Over $8500 prize pool 2018 Grieve Writing Competition Write a story up to 500 words or a poem up to 36 lines Over 100 selected works published in the...

Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

Overland is currently running the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, which is open until Friday 16 Feb.  With just over a week to go, we'd love your help in sharing the prize if it may be of interest to your friends, members and followers.  ...