Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

 

Liquid Amber 2022 Poetry Prize

First prize - $A500, Second prize - $A150 Best Poem by an Emerging Poet - Editing Service Pack with Rose Lucas But best of all - poems on the longlist will be published in the Anthology. Join in for a chance to be an author in a high quality Liquid Amber Press...

2022 Poets Meets Politics International Open Competition

Hungry Hill Writing is pleased to announce our 2022 Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition We are especially delighted that PHILIP GROSS has agreed to judge for us this year. We will be awarding: a first prize of €500 / $550 See our website...

2022 Ann Morgan Prize

To honour Dr Ann Morgan’s contribution to infant mental health, AAIMH Victoria is again offering a Creative Writing Prize of AU$1,500 for a work that explores or imagines the infant’s subjective, emotional world. What is it like to be a baby? Click here for...

Naomi Williams Wiradjuri Poetry Prize, 2022

The Naomi Williams Poetry Prize is named in honour of Nay who was a strong, proud Wiradjuri woman from the Brungle/Tumut area of NSW. Nay loved to write poetry about the river, her family and all the elements of love that she treasured. This poetry prize aims to...

The Novel Prize is Now Open – Giramondo

Submissions to The Novel Prize are now open. The biennial award, now in its second iteration, is for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world. Entries close 1 June 2022. The winner will receive...

Announcing the 2021 Anne Elder Award Judging Panel

The three judges for the 2021 Anne Elder Award panel are Marcella Polain, Marjon Mossammaparast, and Ella Jeffery.Marcella Polain was born in Singapore, and migrated to Australia with her Armenian mother and Irish father. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Writing...

Australian Poetry Announces the 2021 Anne Elder Award Call-Out

Key dates for the 2021 Award Open call for entries – Monday, 17 January 2022Close of entries – Saturday, 12 March 2022, 5pm (AEST) (Books must be postmarked no later than 12 March 2022)Winner announcement – Monday, 25 April 2022 ••• Information and enquiries Emma...

APJ 11.2 Now Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 30 September 2021. They close at 11:59pm 28 October 2021.Australian Poetry Journal 11.1 'local, attention' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry...

Blake Poetry Prize

Entries are now open for the Blake Poetry Prize, and all Australian poets are invited to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less. The Blake Prize is an open poetry prize that challenges poets, both national and international, in...

Haiku Competition

This year The Central Coast Independent Writers Group, in collaboration with Artspace Popup Gallery, have been granted $500 in prize money to hold a second writing competition. The winner of the competition will receive $300, while two runners up will receive $100...

Woorilla Poetry Prize Now Open

  Open Section First Prize - $1,500, Runner Up - $250 Youth Section First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50 CALD Youth sub-category First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50 Key Dates Opens on the 3rd July 2021 Closes on the 5th September 2021 Awards Ceremony - 28th...

Call for Entries: New Talent Poetry & Short Fiction

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an exciting opportunity for writers achieve publication and reach new readers. The Award also some with a Prize package of memberships, mentoring and total prize money of £5,000 (£2,500 for Poetry and £2,500 for Fiction.) The...

Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 9 Open for Submissions

Submissions to the Anthology opened on Friday, 16 July, and close 11.59 pm, 20 August 2021. ​We invite all Australian Poetry subscribers to submit to the Australian Poetry Anthology, Volume 9 2021. There will be a focus on WA poets, as there was on ACT poets in 2020,...

AP @ OutLoud! Digital Slam 2021

The 2021 OutLoud Poetry Slam has gone digital! Australian Poetry are coming together again with Emilie Zoey Baker to present our Digital youth poetry slam competition, OutLoud. For the second year in a row, we are also partnering with the wonderful Wheeler Centre, for...

APJ 11.1 Now Open For Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 1 June.Australian Poetry Journal 10.2 'tribute, observations' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal...

Announcing Best of Australian Poems Vol 1, 2021 (16 March 2021)

Australian Poetry (AP) is beginning a new 2021 edition surveying the flourishing literature of Australian poetry. Guest edited by Ellen van Neerven and Toby Fitch, award-winning poets and highly respected editors, the debut Best of Australian Poems Vol 1, 2021, will...

Best of Australian Poems Vol 1 2021 Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 16 March 2021. They close at 11:59pm 30 June.Information and enquiries Emma CaskeyAssociate ProducerTelephone: 03 9094 7826Email: associate@australianpoetry.orgSUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR BEST OF AUSTRALIAN POEMS VOL 1, 2021-- POETRY GUEST EDITED BY...

Announcing the 2020 Anne Elder Award Judging Panel

The three judges for the 2020 Anne Elder Award panel are Marcella Polain, Rae White, and Toby Fitch. Marcella is a former recipient of this significant award, while both Rae and Toby have been commended for the prize in both 2018 and 2013 respectively. Marcella Polain...

Australian Poetry Announces the 2020 Anne Elder Award Call-Out

Key dates for the 2020 Award Open call for entries – Monday, 18 January 2021Close of entries – Saturday, 13 March 2021, 5pm (AEST) (Books must be postmarked no later than 13 March 2021)Winner announcement – Wednesday, 14 April 2021 ••• Information and enquiries Emma...

QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge 2020

From the Queensland Poetry Festival website: A co-production of Flying Arts and Queensland Poetry Festival, the QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge asks poets Australia-wide to respond to eight artworks in the Queensland Regional Arts Awards 2020. The selected poet for each of...