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FAW State & Branch sponsored and Third Party Literary Competitions.

Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize 2017

Closing date: 15 September 2017

First Prize $1000. Highly Commended $200.
Theme: WORLD-CHANGING WORDS
Word limit: 2500 words

The Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize will be awarded for a story up to 2500 words on the theme ‘World-Changing Words’.

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Birdcatcher Books Short Story Competition 2017

Closing date: 31 August 2017 

Open to Australian and New Zealand writers.

Prizes are $AU250 first, $AU100 second, $AU50 third.

The best entries will be published in an anthology. All entrants will receive a free digital copy of the anthology,

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The Port Stephens Literature Award 2017

Short stories up to 2000 words on any topic.

Closing date 30 September 2017.

$1100 in prize money:

  • 1st: $500 – Port Stephens Council Award
  • 2nd: $300 – Club Lemon Tree Award
  • 3rd: $150 – News of the Area Award
  • Four x $25 most highly commended prizes.

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Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2017
Crime Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31 August 2017.

Heels dig in: Crime & Mystery Competition turns 24.

Bonnier Publishing Australia, home to Five Mile and Echo imprints, is now the proud sponsor of the $1500 first prize in the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards,

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Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2017

Closing date: Monday 3 July 2017…. extended to 10th July

Building on a strong tradition of recognising excellence, the award will continue to acknowledge Australia’s best writers with prizes worth $30,000 on offer in 2017.

In addition to the major award and prize of $20,000 are three other prize categories – the People Choice ($1,000),

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The Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Short Story Award 2017

Closing date: 16 July 2017

This competition follows in the grand footsteps of other thematic awards from Stringybark Stories. For this competition the organisers are looking for stories that have as their title a cliché and include one reference to that cliché somewhere in the story.

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2017 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

Closing date: Friday July 14 2017

Major prize: AUD$1000

The shortlist and winner will be announced during the Daylesford Words in Winter festival, August 4–6, 2017.

The judges for the 2017 competition are Ross Gillett and Fiona Hile.

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2017 FAW Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition For Australian School Children

Closing date 31 August 2017 

Entries are sought in the following categories:

  1. The entry fee is $3.00 (please note that entries that do not include the fee will be disqualified)
  2. Entries should be typed on A4 paper,

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FAW Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award 2017

Conducted by the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc. 

PRIZE: $500

Closing date 31 August 2017.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund)

  1. The Award is for Short Stories up to 3000 words.

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Scribes Writers Literary Competition 2017

Closing date 30th September 2017

“SHORT TAKES” OPEN LITERARY COMPETITION

Category A: Fictional Short Story. (For the purpose of this competition, a fictional short story does not include Fan Fiction.)

Category B: Memoir (For the purpose of this competition,

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