Writing Competitions and Writing Awards

Writing Competitions and Writing Awards 2018

Below is a short summary of upcoming writing competitions and writing awards listed in closing date order for 2018 and 2019.


13/10/2018
Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize 2018
Poetry to 40 lines per entry; open theme

15/10/2018
Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize 2018
First Prize $1000 Highly Commended $300

15/10/2018
NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019
Total prize money in 2019, including sponsored awards, is up to $305,000. Entrants must be living Australian citizens or persons holding permanent resident status.

28/10/2018
New Letters Publication Award in Fiction
Stories must concern this year’s (2018) topic of CHILDREN in some way, whether implicitly or explicitly through title, setting, plot, theme, conflict, or the minds of the characters.


31/10/2018
Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
The only stipulation is that the entry must be unpublished.

31/10/2018
The Carter Brown Mystery Writing Awards
The competition is open to all writers over the age of 18 writing novella-length adult crime/mystery fiction (around 20,000–50,000 words). The manuscript should be a work of adult crime/mystery fiction of 20,000 – 50,000 words.

31/10/2018
Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
The only stipulation is that the entry must be unpublished.

02/11/2018
Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition 2018
All entries must be fiction, include a reference to alcohol and/or drugs and address the theme “Reflection”. This theme is open to interpretation. The author does not necessarily have to write about alcohol and/or other drugs.

30/11/2018
InkTears Short Story Contest
Submissions must be a short story between 1,000 to 3,500 words in length, written in English. Any theme is acceptable.

30/11/2018
ServiceScape Short Story Award 2018
The winner of the contest will be awarded $1,000.00 USD, payable by check and mailed within 4 weeks. The prize is non-transferable and any tax requirements are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner’s name, headshot photograph, and writing will be featured within the ServiceScape blog soon thereafter.

30/11/2018
Wundor Editions Poetry Contest 2018
About the Writing Competition At Wundor, our aim is to…

03/12/2018
Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Entries must be submitted online via the ABR website. Entries should be either PDFs or Word documents. The text should be presented with 1.5 line spacing and in 12 pt font size. The pages should be numbered. Stanza breaks must be clearly indicated.

31/12/2018
The Moth Poetry Prize
The prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.

04/02/2019
The 2019 Newcastle Short Story Award
2000 words with an open theme.

31/03/2019
International Rubery Book Award
The winning book will be read by a top London Literary Agent


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