Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia


Can you write a climate future?

Island magazine invites Tasmanian writers to ‘write the future’ by creatively exploring climate change, adaptation and resilience.

Open Poetry Competition 2019: Hungry Hill Writing

For more details on the prizes, our judge, entry requirements and other competition details, please click the buttonThe closing date for entries is April 22nd 2019. Hungry Hill Writing are delighted to announce our new Poets Meet Politics International...

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,...