Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia


VISUAL/POETRY ~ an invitation to contribute to Print Space Market

Call for Submissions: VISUAL/POETRY: Chapbooks, Zines, Visual Work at Abbotsford Convent - An invitation to contribute to Print Space Market by Leah Muddle - CLOSING NOVEMBER 15 VISUAL/POETRY ~ an invitation to contribute to Print Space MarketSubmissions...

Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) artist call-out.

The 2019 Emerging Writers' Festival will take place from 19–29 June in Melbourne.Hashtag: #EWF19Twitter: @EmergingWritersFacebook: @EmergingWritersFestival  Diversity, inclusivity and accessibility are the core values that underpin EWF’s artistic program,...

Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers

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. 

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

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.

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

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.

Call for submissions: Bimblebox 153 Birds

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

2019 Varuna Mascara Western Sydney Writers Fellowship

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....

2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

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,...

Digital Writers’ Festival Artist Call Out 2018

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 Ian Potter Cultural Trust: funding round 3 now open

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.

Prague City of Literature: Residency Programme

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.