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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
31 May 2015

Fantasy world www.caladria.com has a free short story competition (1500-3000 words) running between April 1st and May 31st, 2015. There are three themes from which to choose (multiple entries welcome). First prize £25 Amazon token plus story published in Caladria’s monthly e-zine (Fab Fables). Two runners up have their stories published as well. 

19 June 2015 Imagination Creation Writing Competition 2015
Western Union Writers and Wyndham City Libraries are proud to announce that the Imagination Creation Writing Competition 2015 is now open! The competition is open to children and youth, 18 years and under. National and international entries are welcome. Entries must be the author’s original, unpublished work and can be on any theme. Prizes: Short Story and Poetry Sections 10 years & under – First Prize $60, Second Prize $30 11-14 years – First Prize $80, Second Prize $40 15-18 years – First Prize $100, Second Prize $50 Illustrated Story Award – First Prize $50, Second Prize $25 Wyndham Local Awards – Four prizes of $50 Sherryl Clark Award – One prize of $50 Graphic Short Story – First Prize $50, Second Prize $25 This is the first year of the Graphic Short Story Award, which will recognise stories told in a comic or manga format.
30 June 2015 Moth Short Story Prize
Donal Ryan judges this year's Moth Short Story Prize, with prizes of €3,000, a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including a €250 travel stipend) and €1,000. The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There's a word limit of 6,000, and an entry fee of €12.
24 July 2015 2015 Ipswich Poetry Feast
Ipswich Poetry Feast International Poetry Writing Competition Enter to share in $7500 in cash and prizes! School age categories: 5-7yrs, 8-10yrs, 11-13yrs, 14-15yrs, 16-17yrs Open age categories: Bush Poetry, Other Poetry, Local Poets All genres. No word limit. Entry Fee: School Age Categories: Free Open Age Categories: $5.00
31 July 2015 Victorian Veteran Community Story Writing & Art Competition.

The competition, which began as a therapy exercise for returned veterans at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, is now open to current and ex-servicemen and women (including National Service, Peacemakers and Peacekeepers), their spouses, widows, eligible children and grandchildren (over the age of 18), who reside in Victoria. It is a joint initiative of Victorian ex-service organisations, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. SWAC also receives generous sponsorship from the corporate and community sectors.

Each year the Competition provides members of this community with an excellent opportunity to develop and apply their creative skills and have their stories and other artistic endeavours publicly acknowledged. It is a small competition with five different categories for writing: True War Time Experience, True Life Experience, Fiction, Poetry and a special writing category which changes each year. This year the topic is “Centenary of Anzac – 100 Years of Service”. Entries are limited to 3000 words. All our judges are volunteers to this not for profit competition. Entry into the competition is free. Prizes are given across all categories along with novice awards in the writing categories. Stories must be received by 31 July 2015 and are sent to the judges soon after. Each of the writing judges (there are five) are required to have returned a list of winners in the first week of September.

6 August 2015 The 2015 Umoja Writing Competition
Short fiction, essay or travel article up to 1,000 words on the theme of 'Child'. Entry Fee $25. Winner receives $150, trophy, certificate and publication on Umoja Writing Comp website Umoja Home website and Warm Witty Words blog (websites). 2nd place receives $50 and certificate and publication on the websites. 3rd place receives certificate and publication on the websites. We would love to read your entries and don't forget the competition is for a good cause
 
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