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Deadline: 30 November 2015
Type: Short story (UK + International)Prizes: Winner: £1,000 Runner-up: £100 4 x Highly Commended £25 All prizewinners will have their story published to the InkTears Readers and their Bio published on the InkTears website. Full results will be announced by 30 March 2016. Fee: £7.50. Length:1000-3500 words, any theme and open to age 18+. NB: stories may have been previously published or unpublished – see website Rules 2 and 3.
30 November 2015 Field of Words Spring Writing Competition.
Flash fiction and Short Story entries welcome. Monthly finalists posted on the FoW website. Cash prizes for winners and runners-up. Closes Nov 30th.
31 November 2015 Atlantis Short Story Contest
Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers.

Top 50 entries to be published in an anthology 
31 January 2016 The Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2016
Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme. The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of the prestigious Tasmania 40° South magazine. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500, and the winning entry will be published in Tasmania 40° South. A selection of the best entries will be published in 40° South Short Story Anthology 2016. Entry forms and terms can be downloaded from Entries close January 31, 2016.
31 January 2016

Eyre Writers Inc. of Eyre Peninsula SA invite you to enter our annual Literary Awards. The competition is open to all Australian citizens. 1. Tom Black Memorial Award for a rhyming poem on any theme: limit 50 lines 2. Eyre Writers Award for a non-rhyming poem on any theme: limit 50 lines 3. Eyre Travel Short Story Award for a short story on any theme: limit 1500 words 4. Land and Sea Award for fact, fiction, or essay, on an Australian rural or maritime theme: limit 1500 words

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