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The 2020 Boundless Indigenous Writers Mentorship

Presented by Text Publishing and Writing NSW

Applications close Monday 25 November 2019

Text Publishing and Writing NSW are proud to announce the
2020 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship.

The mentorship was established in 2019 to discover and
nurture a powerful new Indigenous voice in Australian literature.

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2019 FAW Short Story Competitions closed

Submissions closed 31 August 2019 for two writing competitions administered by the state body of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc:

  • The 2019 Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award
  • The 2019 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition for Australian School Children

Thank you to the many writers who submitted entries.

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Calling emerging children’s authors and illustrators

Closing date: 30 September 2019.

The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust is delighted to announce

The lan Wilson Memorial Fellowship

The lan Wilson Memorial Fellowship was established to support
emerging children’s authors and illustrators who explore Australian voices and
themes.

The fellowship will give an emerging author or illustrator
creative time away from home in Adelaide for 21 nights in March 2020.

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The 2019 Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize

Closing date: 1st October 2019

Submit a short story of up to 2500 words related to
the theme, ‘All Lit Up’.

The top prize is $1000 and publication in Mascara
Literary Review.
The winner will also have the opportunity to do a reading
of their work at the Festival Launch in November.

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The Best of Times short story competition #28 Spring 2019

Closing date: 31 October 2019
For humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words.
First prize: $300 or $400 (depending on number of entries), second prize: $100. Certificates for third place, highly commended and commended.
No entry form is required. Include a cover sheet with your name and address,

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Buzz Words Writing for Children Short Story Competition 2019

Closing date: 1 September 2019 – Extended to 30 September 2019

Buzz Words, the twice monthly online magazine
for those in the children’s book industry, is proud to announce its
second short story prize for adults writing for children.

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“More Than Words” Literary Competition 2019

Closing date 31 August 2019

Mudgee Valley Writers FAW

STORY, ARTICLE or POEM to 300 words on any subject but must be accompanied by a PHOTO taken by the entrant to enhance the theme.

AWARDS: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100 plus certificates at judges’

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Sisters in Crime 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

red stilettoClosing date: 31 August 2019

A record $10,060 is up for grabs in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories by Australian women. “It’s worth killing for — at least on the page,” said Tara Mitchell, a Sisters in Crime national convenor.

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Sydney University Literary Awards

Closing date: 2 August 2019.

The Department of English at the University of Sydney is
pleased to invite entries for two literary awards, made possible through
generous bequests to the University.

Entries are now open for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry
Bequest Award
 

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Boroondara Literary Awards 2019

Closing date: 30 August 2019

The Boroondara Literary Awards are a joint partnership
between the Rotary Club of Balwyn and the City of Boroondara, Victoria. Now in
their 21st year, the Awards aim to encourage creative writing in schools and
the general community.

The Open Short Story category is open to all residents of Australia.

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Inaugural Margaret Cech Short Story Award

ATTENTION ALL NATIONAL BRANCHES OF FAW!

Closing date: 31 July 2019

The Fellowship of Australian Writers, Southern Highlands
Branch (FAWSH) is honoured to announce the inaugural Margaret Cech National
Award
of $1000 for a short story of between 2,000 and 3,000 words.

This competition is open to paid-up members of the FAW throughout Australia and was established in memory of one of FAWSH’s Founder Members,

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Seniors Card Short Story Competition 2019

01 March – 22 May 2019

The FAW NSW State Committee is proud to launch the Seniors Short Stories Volume 5 Project for 2019.

The Department of Family and Community Services has again invited FAW to conduct a Short Story competition, this year 2019.

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Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Writing Competition

Closing date: 2nd September 2019

Theme: Together in
Diversity, Australia in 2019

Maximum 1,000 words.
The competition is organised by Hawkeye Publishing.

Winner receives $200 + anthology cover based on the winner’s story;
Top 40 stories published in an anthology (all published entrants receive a free copy).

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Better Read 2019 Writing Competition

Closing date: 30 June 2019

‘The Road Less Travelled’

“Two roads diverged in a wood
and I took the one less travelled by
And that had made all the difference”.

Robert Frost

Using the above quote as inspiration, write a creative piece
with a maximum of 2,000 words.

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SD Harvey Short Crime Story Award

Closing date: 01 July 2019

The Kennedy Foundation has announced it will host the 10th S.D.
Harvey Short Crime Story Award in conjunction with the inaugural Kennedy Lecture dinner in September 2019.

Word count: 3,000-5,000 words fiction or non-fiction.

Entry Fee: $50 which includes registration for the Award event on
10 September.

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The 2019 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Closing date: 15 April 2019 extended to 1st May 2019

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for an original short story. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500 as follows:

  • First Prize: $5,000
  • Second Prize: $3,000
  • Third Prize: $2,000
  • Three Commended entries will share the remaining $2,500

Entries must be a single-authored short story of between 2,000 and 5,000 words,

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