Monthly Archives: September 2018

Nature Writing Prize 2019

Closing date: 1 February 2019

Calling all nature writers!  The Nature Conservancy Australia is delighted to open the fifth biennial Nature Writing Prize.

The $5,000 award is given for the best essay (3,000 – 5,000 words) in the genre of ‘Writing of Place’.

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2019 Newcastle Short Story Award

Closing date: 4 February 2019

Hunter Writers Centre invites short story submissions for the 2019 Newcastle Short Story Award.

Maximum 2000 words. Theme: Open.

  • 1st Prize $3,000
  • 2nd Prize: $1,700
  • 3rd Prize: $1,000.

Entries accepted from Monday 17 September 2018 to closing date on Monday 4 February 2019.

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The 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Closing date: 01 November 2018

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of original, unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). No restrictions on genre or theme.

Entries are accepted from Commonwealth citizens from five Commonwealth regions. Australia is in Region 5,

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September Talks at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA) has several talks this month, two of which are listed below…

Emma Harcourt in conversation with Meg Keneally

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018. 12:30–1:30pm

Emma Harcourt talks to Meg Keneally about her new novel, The Shanghai Wife,

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Hammond House International Literary Awards 2018

Closing date: 30 September 2018

Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, the annual Hammond House UK Literary Prizes attract writers from around the world in search of recognition, publication and valuable feedback.

Theme: ‘PRECIOUS’.

CATEGORIES:

SHORT STORY 
Word Limit 2000–5000 words
First Prize £500.

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The Port Stephens Literature Award 2018

Closing date 30 September 2018:

Short stories up to 2000 words on any topic.

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; Plus $50 Readers Choice Award.

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National One Act Playrwriting Competition 2019

Closing date: 01 October 2018 

Noosa Arts Theatre runs the National One Act Playrwriting Competition to foster new playwriting talent and to showcase aspiring and established writers.

With an $8,000.00 cash prize pool, it attracts entries from playwrgihts from around Australia and many other countries.

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Submit to untitled

Closing date: Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Busybird Publishing is accepting short story submissions for its publication [untitled] Issue 8.

Busybird Publishing in Victoria is a boutique, full service micropublisher offering a range of services for self-publishers and first-time book authors,

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2018 Buzz Words Short Story Prize

Closing date: 31 December 2018

For Short Story by adults writing for children aged 8 to 11 years.

First Prize: $1,000
Second: $500
Finalist judge is former Children’s Laureate Jackie French AM.
Word limit: 1,500 words.
Entry fee $10 per entry payable through PayPal.

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