Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Submissions close end of August for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017. It is presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work and further their involvement in the literary world. Now in its 11th year,...

2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the fourteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$8,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and...

Submissions open for Rabbit 23: Youth

RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 23: The YOUTH Issue, to be guest edited by postgraduate students of the Bowen Street Press. For this issue, RABBIT is only open to submissions by poets of the age 25 and under (at the...

Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize 

Entries close midnight 15th of August. Details here.  Now in its 22nd year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize remembers Tasmania's most acclaimed poet. First Prize: $2000 + publication in Island + annual domestic subscriptions* to Island, Griffith...

Fryer Library Creative Writing Fellowship

Valued at $25,000 plus mentorship. Applications close 1 September 2017. Details here.  This Fellowship is an exceptional opportunity for an emerging Australian author to develop a new work of creative writing. You will draw on the special collections of...

CA-SRB Emerging Critics Fellowship

Sydney Review of Books are offering three fellowships to emerging Australian critics: each fellow will have the opportunity to write three long essays for publication on the Sydney Review of Books website in 2017-18. Fellows will receive editorial support...

Words in Winter, Trentham

Words in Winter, Trentham is running two poetry competitions, one contemporary, one bush. 2.30 - 4.30 pm Contemporary Poetry: August 19, 2017 / 11.00 am - 1.00 pm • The Trentham Collective, 37A High Street, Trentham, VIC 3458 Bush Poetry: August 19, 2017 / August 19,...

QPF’s 2017 Prizes and Awards.

Announcing QPF’s 2017 Prizes and Awards. This year there are three Arts Queensland Poetry Awards (open May 29th), as well the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award (open May 30th) and the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize (open June 3rd.). All details...

Australian short story and poetry competitions

To celebrate the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Award Winning Australian Writing, Melbourne Books is launching a Writers' Hub. Details of the competitions can be accessed via  Melbourne Books'...