Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

PAVE / Woorilla Poetry Prize 2017

The annual Woorilla Poetry Prize was the literary progeny of the Woorilla literary journal which in turn arose from the activities of the Woorilla writers’ group convened back in the nineteen eighties by Maria Millers whose Ferny Creek property at that time was known...

Writers Victoria Interns

Writers Victoria are currently looking for emerging arts workers interested in undertaking one of four internships at Writers Victoria. All of their internships are mutually-beneficial learning experiences for individuals wanting to gain experience within Melbourne’s...

Lane Cove Literary Awards 2017

The Lane Cove Literary Awards are now open and entries will be accepted until 23 August 2017.  Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Short Story Prize- $2,000 Memoir Prize - $1,500 Poetry Prize- $1,500 The following additional prizes may be awarded:...

Submissions open for Cordite Poetry Review

Submission to Cordite 83: MATHEMATICS, with poetry guest-edited Fiona Hile, closes 11.59pm Melbourne time Sunday, 6 August, 2017. Submission to Cordite 84: UNPRINTABLE, with poetry guest-edited J R Carpenter and Benjamin Laird, closes 11.59pm Melbourne time Sunday, 27...

The Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize 2017

The Society of Women Writers Tasmania present the Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize 2017. 1st Prize $200 and 2nd Prize $50 plus Highly Commended and Commended awards for poetry up to 40 lines. The theme is ‘Journeys’. For further information contact email:...

Bundanon Artist-in-Residence

Date: 19 June 2017 The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to arts professionals from Australia and overseas, working in all disciplines. This includes artists, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, curators and educators. Residencies...

Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards 2017

Date: 29 September 2017 Entry Fee: $10 Macquarie Regional Library invites everyone to start writing for the Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards.  The competition aims to foster the writing of Australian prose and poetry. First prize $500 and a limited edition bust of Rolf...

Best Australian Writing 2017

Date: 15 July 2017 Submissions for Best Australian Essays, Stories, and Poems 2017 are now open to writing published after 1 August 2016. Stories and essays may be of any length (with the proviso that longer works are harder to accept due to space requirements) and...

Patron’s Prize for Poets

Date: 09 June 2017 Entry Fee: $10 This national poetry competition has an open theme and entrants, who must be Australian residents, may submit poems up to a maximum of 50 lines. Entries must be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in...

Ipswich Poetry Fest

Pens are poised for prose as Ipswich celebrates the launch of the 15th annual Poetry Feast. A key component of the event will once again be the international writing competition, which features categories for budding poets of all ages. Entries for the international...