Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

The Mozzie Poetry Prizes

The Mozzie is an independent poetry magazine that publishes over 400 poems a year. The prizes are to commemorate its 25th year. To celebrate, a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous has donated funds to allow us to award three prizes of $100 each. There will be –...

Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

                Entries for the 2017 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are now open. This annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO to celebrate Australian poetry. The winner will be...

Melbourne Spoken Word presents Luka Lesson @ Howler

One of Australia's most recognised spoken word artists, Luka Lesson, will perform an all spoken word set at Brunswick's Howler presented by Melbourne Spoken Word on Sunday, March 26. The spoken word and hip-hop artist won the Australian Poetry Slam in 2011 and has...

Boree Log Award for Bush Verse 2017

The Boree Log Award for Bush Verse 2017 is now open for submissions. First Prize: $100 plus a trophy and certificate. Ballads to be in perfect rhyme and metre, with max 80 lines and an Australian bush theme. Entry Fee: $5 per entry – Maximum 4 entries per entrant....

Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2017

Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2017 is open for submission. All categories for Open Theme including Short Story, Poetry, Alan Russell Award for Memoir, Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story. Cash and Certificate prizes $5 per entry or $20 for 5 entries. ...

Sydney Writers Festival Volunteer Call-Out

Sydney Writers' Festival is recruiting a team of 280 volunteers to help stage their annual weeklong Festival of inspiring author talks and thought-provoking conversations. They'd love you to join the team and be involved in bringing Australia's biggest literary...

The 2017 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

                The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their...

‘subbed in’ manuscript call-out

subbed in is now accepting manuscript submissions for a new project involving the publication of three chapbooks by three NSW-based writers in 2017. The submission period is open from January 20, 2017 - March 20, 2017 (closing at midnight AEST). Please email...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Rabbit INDIGENOUS Issue

RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poems for Issue 21: The INDIGENOUS Issue, guest edited by Alison Whittaker. Alison is a Gomeroi woman from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales, Australia, and the author of the stunning poetry...