Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

 

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...

Borderlands open for submissions

Are you a storyteller living in the Northern Territory? Or a storyteller with a legacy connection to the Territory?Borderlands is open for submissions for its first online edition. Charles Darwin University, in partnership with Westerly, will publish a...

2019 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Entries for the 2019 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are now open.The prestigious Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize, worth approximately $3000, is open for award to an author of original poetry in the English language and who is an Australian citizen. The...

Wyndham Writing Awards

The Wyndham Writing Awards (previously Words of Wyndham) returns in 2019 to inspire, encourage and recognise emerging Victorian adult writers and literary creators.Prizes will be awarded for unpublished works in four categories: short story, graphic short...

MPU’s Chapbook Poet Series for Published Poets

MPU Publishing's new Editor-in-Chief Tina Giannoukos invites submissions for MPU’s Chapbook Poet Series for Published PoetsSubmissions are open for MPU’s new chapbook series for published poets for publication in 2020.Manuscripts will be selected during...

APJ 9.1 Open for Submissions

Submissions close 11.59 PM AEST 17 May 2019.  Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 (poetry guest edited by David Stavanger and Andrew Galan) is now available. Australian Poetry Anthology Vol 7 2019 will be available in May. If you would like to support Australian Poetry,...

Northern Territory Literary Awards 2019

The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the unpublished work of Territory writers in a range of categories.   The NT Writers’ Centre Poetry Award will be awarded to a single poem up to 300 lines, and the winning poet will receive $1,000 as...

2019 ACU Prize for Poetry

Entries are now open for one of Australia’s richest poetry prizes, the 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry, with poets from all over the country competing for the coveted $10,000 first prize. The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with...

GOLFO magazine

GOLFO is a trans-continental poetry zine with a strong appetite for art and photography pairings with poetry. Poems are seen as much as they are read and GOLFO likes to heighten this sense in our publications. GOLFO responds to work that plumbs the depths...

Out of Limbo

OUT OF LIMBO Are you LGBTQIA? Do you have a coming-out story? Verity La wants your story! Or are you LGBTQIA and not out? Verity La wants your story too! Verity La's Out of Limbo publishes the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,...

Gladstone Micro-Poetry Competition

Competition entries accepted until 5pm on 20 March 2019 Gladstone residents are encouraged to pen an entry in Gladstone Regional Council’s Micro Poetry competition and share their poetry proficiencies to celebrate Harmony Day and World Poetry Day. Both...