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FAW State & Branch sponsored and Third Party Literary Competitions.

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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2017 Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition

hosted by
The Singing Gardens of CJ Dennis, Toolangi

Closing Date: 1st September 2017

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third in each category.
Prizes will be awarded at the CJ Dennis Poetry Festival on Saturday 21st October 2017

CATEGORIES (prizes in brackets: (1st / 2nd / 3rd)

  1. Open Poetry (Marian Mayne Prize: $250 / $150 / $100)
  2. Open Short Story (CJ Dennis Society Prize: $250 / $150 / $100)
  3. Poems written by adults for children (Sponsor: Bendigo Bank: $250 / $150 / $100).

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Hunter Writers Centre Grieve Writing Competition

In honour of Grief Awareness month (August).

Closing date 9 June 2017

Submit a 500 word story or a poem up to 36 lines.

Over $7000 in total prizes – full list of prizes here. Over 150 works published in the anthology.

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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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