Are you interested in writing competitions? Here you will find a summary of excerpts from recently announced competitions. Click the competition title to read more details.
Although the competitions may be conducted by the FAW NSW state body or by its Branches, they are still open to the general public, unless stated to the contrary. You may also find some outstanding writing opportunities from other groups but FAW NSW takes no responsibility for competitions administered by other organisations.
For Conditions of Entry relating to individual competitions, and to obtain an entry form (where required), contact the relevant competition organisers.
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,
Closing date: Monday 3 July 2017.
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),
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.
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.
Closing date 31 August 2017
Entries are sought in the following categories:
- The entry fee is $3.00 (please note that entries that do not include the fee will be disqualified)
- Entries should be typed on A4 paper,
Conducted by the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc.
Closing date 31 August 2017.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund)
- The Award is for Short Stories up to 3000 words.
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,
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)
- Open Poetry (Marian Mayne Prize: $250 / $150 / $100)
- Open Short Story (CJ Dennis Society Prize: $250 / $150 / $100)
- Poems written by adults for children (Sponsor: Bendigo Bank: $250 / $150 / $100).
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’