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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
First Prize in each category is $200  plus trophy Certificates are awarded for Highly Commended or Commended entries.
13 Feb 2015  Josephine Ulrick Prize
Among the richest poetry and short story prizes in the world, the Griffith University Josephine Ulrick prizes in 2015 are worth $30,000 in total prize money.
Prizes: First Place £70.00; Second £35.00; Third £15.00
Winning story also published on our website.
Entry fee: £4 per entry via PayPal.
Short stories up to 1000 words on any theme or in any genre. Previously blogged stories may be entered. Entries to be sent by email only.
6 March 2015 Tabor Adelaide Creative Writing Awards
The theme for the 2015 awards is Hope against Hope. Again, there is a poetry and short story category, with first and second prizes in each. Entry is free.
30 March 2015

Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award 2015.
Poets are invited to respond to artworks selected from the Nillumbik Shire Council Art Collection. First Prize $500, Second Prize $300, Third Prize $200, Youth Prize $150 (11-18). Poems can be up to 12 lines long. Artworks can be viewed at Council Offices or online at by searching Nillumbik Shire Art Collection ekphrasis 2015. Winning poems will be printed on postcards with their corresponding artworks. Entries close Monday 30 March 2015.

30 April 2015 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize i
Oopen to all published and unpublished writers, UK and non-UK based, over 16 years of age.
Stories can be on any theme or subject and
entry can be made online via the website or by
post. Entries must be previously unpublished
with a maximum length of 4,000 words (There is no minimum). The
entry fee is £8 per story.
The closing date for entries is April 30th 2015.

1st £1000 plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card
2nd £700 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card
3rd £400 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card
17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the writers
whose stories appear on the shortlist. All 20 shortlisted
writers will have their stories published in the Bristol Short
Story Prize Anthology Volume 8.

The 20 shortlisted writers will be invited to an awards ceremony
in Bristol in October 2015 when the winners will be announced and the anthology launched.

Judging panel :
Sara Davies (writer, former Radio 4 producer) Rowan Lawton (literary agent at Furniss Lawton),
Sanjida O’Connell (writer and TV presenter) and Nikesh Shukla (author, performer and journalist)
30 April 2015 Field of Words
Field of Words is a website and bi-annual short story competition dedicated to helping emerging writers publish their work on-line. The competition is open to Australian writers aged 18 and over, who have had minimal publishing exposure in print. Short story entries must be between 1000 - 2,500 words long. The first round of the competition opens on Feb 2, 2015 and closes at the end of April.
29 May 2015 The Novella Project III competition
original works of fiction that fall between the length of a typical short story and novel. While there is no firm word length requirement, writers are advised that works between 10,000 and 25,000 words are preferable; 35,000 words is the maximum.
29 May 2015

Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
The prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world, and its ongoing and often seminal importance to world literatures.
The winner will receive AUD$15,000
The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000

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