Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

 

Emerging Older Poets Mentorship

The Emerging Older Poets Mentorship is designed to address a lack of opportunities in the 55+ age bracket. So many great writers come to their craft later in life, and create wonderfully rich and meaningful work as a result. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response...

XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word

In its 6th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after the former 2010 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence, Emily XYZ, who left a deep...

Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize

Queensland Poetry Festival is very proud to again present Australia’s only open-age Indigenous poetry prize for an unpublished poem. Named in honour after Oodgeroo Noonuccal, the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse, after receiving permission from...

Poetry London Competition

The Poetry London Prize is a major, internationally renowned award for a single outstanding poem. Entries are open from 13 February to 1 May 2020.  First Prize: £5,000 Second Prize: £2,000 Third Prize: £1,000 The first prize has been won by and helped launch the...

Call for Submissions Rabbit 31: The Science Issue

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for The Science Issue, to be guest-edited by Tricia Dearborn (author of Autobiochemistry, 2019). This issue seeks poetry that flirts with, wrangles with or inhabits...

ONLINE: Writing Non-Fiction Poetry with Jessica Wilkinson

Date: 30 May 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM With: Jessica L Wilkinson Rating: All This one-day workshop will help you to begin and/or develop your own long-form nonfiction poetry. You may, for example, learn how to create a suite or series of poems that draw on biographical,...

Call for submissions for Rabbit 31: The Science Issue

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Rabbit 31: The Science Issue, to be guest-edited by Tricia Dearborn (author of Autobiochemistry, 2019). This issue seeks poetry that flirts with, wrangles with or...

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award – Now Open

Further your involvement in the literary world with our friends at Aesthetica Mag. The Creative Writing Award is now open for entries. Submit your Poetry and Short Fiction work and win £1,000 + publication within an inspiring anthology. Find out more:...

Writers Wanted!

From Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office: We know that lots of writers and creatives have had the regular work they do to keep them writing cancelled due to the Covid situation. We are looking for ways to support our City of Literature community at this time....

Starting Blocks With Sandra Thibodeaux

STARTING BLOCKS WITHSANDRA THIBODEAUXDARWIN: March 14Got a great idea but don’t know where to start? Starting Blocks is a hands-on workshop that will take you through the basic elements of creative writing, such as description, character, plot, structure, dialogue and...

First Nations Writers’ Residency, Broome 4-13 May

To apply and for more info visit: australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/first-nations-writers-residency/ Please share widely. Applications close: Thursday 12 March 2020 (11.59pm AEDT)  To discuss your application, please contact, Joanne Brown, Manager First...

Australian Poetry Anthology 2020 Submissions

We invite all Australian Poetry subscribers to submit to the Australian Poetry Anthology, Volume 8 2020. Submissions to the Anthology opened on Monday, 24 February, and close 11.59 pm, 15 March 2020. The Anthology will be published in May/June, with ACCEPTANCES only...

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...