Australian Writing Opportunities

The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award
For people living, working or studying in the City of Darebin. Theme – The table is a meeting place, even the simplest meal is a gift. 700 words or less

#Guns And People Essay Contest
Whether you or someone you know has had a positive or negative experience with guns, we want to hear your story about how a gun (or guns) impacted your life.

Literary Nillumbik Writing and Poetry Awards 2018
Literary Nillumbik celebrates the written word. Writers and poets who reside in Australia are invited to enter the 2018 Alan Marshall Short Story Award (AMSSA) and Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award.

Poetica Christi Press 2018 Poetry Competition
Poetica Christi Press 2018 Poetry Competition: Closing date April 30th, 2018. Poems up to 50 lines (inc.spaces) on the theme Interludes.This topic lends itself to poems about being ‘in between’,…

2018 Bristol Short Story Prize
The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.

Feature Story Contest – When to Now: A Time Travel Anthology
The winning story will be featured in the collection, and the winner will receive many great prizes, including publication, promotion, and an electronic and hard copy of the anthology.

2018 Grieve Writing Competition
Write a story up to 500 words or a poem up to 36 lines

2018 Birdcatcher Books’ Short Story Award
2018 Birdcatcher Books’ Short Story Award is now open for entries from Aussie and NZ writers

Birdcatcher Books’ 2018 Short Story Competition
Open to Australia and New Zealand residents

Cinnamon press Writing contest – short story
Open to beginners and established writers. International entries welcome.

The competition is for fiction. 3k words or fewer. US $1500 in prizes, plus publication in our forthcoming Literary Taxidermy anthology. Here’s a short blurb, to give you sense of…

The Moth Short Story Prize 2018
The Prize is open to anyone (over 18), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

5th Annual Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest
Open to Worldwide

Cinnamon press Writing contest – Debut novel
Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). International entries welcome.

Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction
Open to International

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