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.
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.
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For UNPUBLISHED NOVELS only.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,
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’.
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,
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.
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…. 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),
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,