Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

 

The Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry

Submission GuidelinesPublishers are invited to enter books published between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.Submissions must be received by February 15, 2020.There is a $20 submission fee. Unlimited submissions are allowed, but each book requires...

Entries Open – NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2020

Entries close at 5pm Monday 14 October 2019 so be sure to get your entry in soon.  The NSW Premier's Literary Awards are the richest state-based literary awards in the country with up to $305,000 in prize money to be awarded in 2020. The categories offered...

The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia

'We who care deeply about the arts find ourselves the priesthood of an almost forgotten faith, and we must, I think, if we would win the people again, take upon ourselves the method and fervour of a priesthood. We must be humble and half-proud. . . . We...

Entries for MPU International Poetry Competition close on Aug 28

The 2019 IPC is generously supported by Readings Books & Music. 2019 IPCFirst piece of important business is that the 25th annual MPU International Poetry Competition has five days left to get your entries in (extended deadline). The final closing date...

2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Entries are now open for the $9,000 Peter Porter Poetry PrizeJudged by John Hawke, Bronwyn Lea and Philip MeadAustralian Book Review welcomes entries in the sixteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for...

Rattle Poetry Prize

DEADLINE:July 15th The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be...

Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

2019 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry PrizeNamed in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript is committed to encouraging emerging Queensland poets.  Now in its 17th...

Pave / Woorilla Poetry Prize 2019

Complete the entry form online.https://pavefest.wufoo.eu/forms/m1p31s01rv1rss/A downloadable copy of the 2019 entry form is be available here.

Queensland Literary Awards – now open

The 2019 awards are open and offer a total prize pool of $253,500. There are ten national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators. This includes the $25,000 Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance...

The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry

The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry aims to support writers and to continue the tradition of the Catholic Church as a key patron of the arts. Following the success of the Prize in previous years, the ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry...

The Next Chapter

Each year, The Wheeler Centre picks ten outstanding writers and gives them $15,000 each to develop their work. Applications for 2019 are now open until 5pm Friday 12 July.  Take your story to The Next Chapter.Every writer knows that the story is only the...

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Australian poets are invited to submit poems to be considered for this significant opportunity, to be awarded as winner or published as part of 60+ authors selected from submissions. Open now and closes August.

2019 Next Chapter Scheme

Through the ambitious, innovative and wide-reaching Next Chapter scheme, the Wheeler Centre has devoted itself to making it easier to be an Australian writer with a story to tell.This scheme is about giving writers time and space to craft a voice and a...