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Hunter Writers Centre Newcastle Poetry Prize 2017

Closing date 30 June 2017

Judges: Eileen Chong and Kevin Brophy.

Entry Fee: $34 up to 200 lines.

Total prize pool over $22,000…

  • First prize: $15 000
  • Second prize: $5 000
  • Third prize: $1 000
  • Commended Awards: $250
  • Local Award: $500
  • Harri Jones Memorial Prize (for a poet <35 years): $250
  • Hunter Writers Centre members’

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Shoalhaven Literary Award 2017 for Short Stories

Closing date: Friday 27 May 2017

The Shoalhaven Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers is excited to announce an increase in prize money for its prestigious Shoalhaven Literary Award, launched on 20 February 2017.

With the ongoing and valued support of the Shoalhaven Arts Board and Bundanon Trust,

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Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition 2017

Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition 2017

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The 2017 Dangerously Poetic Byron Writers Festival Poetry Prize

Win a 3 day ticket to the Byron Writers Festival and $500!
Closing date 10 May 2017

In this “post-truth” era, language lovers are called on to examine the concept of truth and of lies. Emily Dickinson’s famous poem says, Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.

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Novel Award Opportunity: UK

Bath Novel Award 2017

Closing Date 24th April 2017

The Bath Novel Award is a £2,000 international prize which aims to support and spotlight unsigned novels. All last year’s shortlisted writers were snapped up by literary agents; two signed publishing deals including a six figure deal with Sphere for runner up Laura Marshall.

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Henry Kendall Poetry Award 2017

An invitation from Central Coast Poets…

Dear fellow writers,

Central Coast Poets Incorporated (NSW) will be calling for entries to the Henry Kendall Poetry Award (HKPA) on January 20th 2017, closing on 28th February 2017.

As it is a nationally recognised award, we would like to bring this competition to the attention of the FAW  membership,

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The Stringybark Short Story Award 2017

Closing date for entries: 5 February 2017.
Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its latest short story award. This year there is a record prize pool in cash and book prizes, as well as publication, awarded for the best entries.
The winning story will be a story of 1500 words or fewer,

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Rhonda Jankovic Literary Awards

Closing Date: 25 November 2016
Theme: SOCIAL JUSTICE

Section 1: Poetry
Section 2: Short Story

First Prize: $A600 for each section plus Trophy: a Radio 3CR Vintage Sound-bite Cartridge.
Second Place and Third Place Certificates awarded for each section.
Highly Commended and/or Commended Certificates awarded at Judges’

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2017 Newcastle Short Story Award

Entries Close: 6 February 2017

Open for entries from all Australians living in Australia or abroad.

Prize Pool: Over $6000  and the top 35 works will be published in the annual anthology.

Entry fee: $16.50

The Newcastle Short Story Award is a national writing competition coordinated by Hunter Writers Centre (a not-for profit organisation since 1995).

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Birdcatcher Books 2016 Short Story Award

Closing Date: 5pm Melbourne time on 30th September 2016

To see the full Terms & Conditions and the Entry form, entrants will need to sign up for the Competitions Newsletter on the Birdcatcher website.

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