Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

Announcing The 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize

Entries are now open for the 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across the nation. The prize recognises excellence in three creative writing categories:...

Submissions for Voiceworks issue #109 open

Australian writers and artists under the age of 25, submissions are open for Voiceworks issue #109! Send your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. They're especially keen on: —Writing that experiments. Think stylistically playful stuff, and work that blurs the...

Call for Papers: Independent Publishing Conference 2017

Call for Papers: Independent Publishing Conference 2017 The Legacies of Publishing All accepted presenters will be invited to submit papers for possible publication by Monash University Publishing in a book of essays resulting from the conference Every book leaves a...

2017 Dangerously Poetic Byron Writers Festival Poetry Prize

Dangerously Poetic Press and the Byron Bay Writers Festival are co-sponsoring a national poetry prize. The winner of the prize will be awarded at the 2017 Byron Bay Writers Festival on Saturday August 5, 2017.  Visit dangerouslypoetic.com for details and entry forms....

Adelaide Plains Poets inc. ‘Freedom’ competition

Poetry, up to 60 lines on the theme of Freedom – no entry fee for Primary School and Secondary School sections. 1st, 2nd and 3rd cash prizes. Plus Highly Commended & Commended certificates as awarded by judge. Total prize pool over $700 Entries to: Competition...

FAWQ Literary Awards 2017

For those who love to write Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland is now accepting entries in the 2017 FAWQ Literary Awards in the following catagories; Short Story between 1500 and 2000 words Article up to 1000 words Poetry up to 40 lines Prizes in each...

2017 ACU Prize for Poetry

Entries for the 2017 Australian Catholic University (ACU) Prize for Poetry are now welcome, with writers competing for the coveted $10,000 first prize. The ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with the theme ‘Joy’, and will be presented on...

2017 Grieve Writing Competition NOW OPEN

For more information and to enter click here. You know the measure of your love by the weight of its loss Write a 500 word story or a poem up to 36 lines. Closes 8pm, 9th June 2017. Over $7000 worth of prizes to be won. 150+ works published in the anthology. Supported...

The 2017 Richell Prize

Judges include: Izzy Roberts-Orr, Emerging Writers’ Festival Hannah Richell, bestselling author Amelia Lush, bookseller Robert Watkins, Publisher, Hachette Australia Entries close Monday July 3rd. Go here to submit or find out more. Hachette Australia, along with the...