Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia
With thanks to Australian Poetry, join poets and publishing professionals Ellen van Neerven, Kent MacCarter and Yvette Holt to explore the recent increase in publication of collections by First Nations writers, reception of and demand for these locally and internationally, and best practice in acquiring and editing these works.
The 2019 round of fellowships for Indigenous writers is now open under a program developed by Varuna the National Writers’ House, Magabala Books, Sydney University and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 27.
Our competition judge Joel Deane is reading at The Paperback Bookshop on October 10th. Highly recommended event.
There are just seven days left to nominate an outstanding artist for recognition in the Australia Council Awards and the National Indigenous Arts Awards. Nominations close on Tue Oct 2.
The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and to encourage everyone to enjoy and learn from the work of our writers. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open.
The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers. The awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.
Submissions from contemporary Australian prose poets are now open for consideration for publication in a new anthology.
Submissions are now open for the Quantum Words 2018 Science Poetry Competition. Judged by Tricia Dearborn, Benjamin Dodds and Jane McCredie.
RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 26: The BELONGING Issue, to be guest edited by Sydney-based poet Eileen Chong.
Bimblebox 153 Birds is a creative exploration of the bird species that inhabit the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. With spoken word, music and fine art prints, writers, musicians and artists have engaged with the bird species that make this threatened habitat their home
Applications close 30 September, 2018 The 2019 Varuna Mascara Western Sydney Writers Fellowship offers the winner a one week, all expenses paid residency at Varuna, a publishing consultancy worth $800 & and a manuscript appraisal with Giramondo Press. This...
Overland is seeking poetry submissions for a special online edition – ‘Tribulations of the digital frontier’ – to be guest edited by long-time Overland volunteer, Mitchell Welch.
UC encourages poems that address the NAIDOC 2018 theme Because of her, we can!, 'celebrating the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history...
Prize: $1000 All entries must be received by 11.59 pm EST, Friday July 20 2018. the 2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize is now open. The shortlist and winner will be announced during the Daylesford Words in Winter festival, August 17 – 26,...
The Digital Writers’ Festival is an online-first writers’ festival dedicated to celebrating the work of writers from Australia and across the world, and fostering new relationships through collaboration between writers, where ever they may be. DWF is...
The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.
The project Prague – City of Literature offers stays for foreign writers and translators. There are six residencies available every year, each lasts two months; the selection process happens during August and September. Prague – City of Literature reimburses the resident for a return ticket, provides accommodation for free and a stipend of 600 euro per month.
Stilts is currently open for poetry submissions.
The Hobart Bookshop and Island magazine proudly present the 2018 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize. Now in its 23rd year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize remembers Tasmania’s most acclaimed poet. First Prize $2000 + publication in Island 155 + annual subscription to...