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FAW State & Branch sponsored and Third Party Literary Competitions.

The Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Short Story Award 2017

Closing date 5 November 2017

Stringybark Stories is delighted to request the pleasure of your company for a journey into writing tales of mystery and imagination. Any tale with a mysterious element and perhaps a sting-in-the-tail is wanted for this latest intriguing short story competition.

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Macarthur Playwriting Festival 2017

Closing date 15 September 2017

Wingz Productions are currently seeking submissions for their annual playwriting competition, Macarthur Playwriting Festival 2017: ‘Don’t eat the Risotto’.

The short-listed plays will be staged on 25th November 2017 at the Town Hall Theatre, 297 Queen Street, Campbelltown as a part of the festival.

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The 2018 Sunday Times (UK) EFG Short Story Award

The most valuable prize in the world for a single short story.

Closing date: 28 September 2017.

The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English.

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A Woman’s Write

Closing date: 30 November annually

An annual international writing competition for and by women, hosted by the US-based website A Woman’s Write.

For UNPUBLISHED NOVELS only. Each entry receives a thoughtful, thorough CRITIQUE.

The prize for the winning novel each year is USD$500.

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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 extended to 30 September.

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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