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Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction


Opens: Midday 19 January 2024;
Closes: Midnight 21 January 2024 AEDT

The January Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenges writers to create an original piece of fiction based on two typical writing prompts plus one anti-prompt. What’s an anti-prompt?

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Sunspot Lit Geminga Contest January 2024

Closing date: 31 January 2024

Sunspot Lit has a new contest: Geminga 2024.

Prize: $500 for Tiny Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Graphic Novel or Art. 

No restrictions on theme or category. Submissions may be excerpts from longer works. Open through January 2024.

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Fiction Factory UK Short Story Competition

Closing date: 31st October, 2023

This is a UK based competition but open to all.

Max Word Count: 3000

Entry fee £7.

Top Prize £500 + publication on the Fiction Factory website and in a planned anthology.

All genres accepted (except Children’s and YA stories).

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Sunday Story Time

Closing date: 25 October 2023 

The Mill Theatre in Canberra is seeking writers who want to share their compelling, intriguing and original stories for performance.

Writing can be in any genre and suitable for performance by a single actor with a chair and a spotlight.

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2023 Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award closed

THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

Entries for the 2023 FAW Marjorie Barnard Short Story Competition closed at 6.00pm (AEST) Thurdsday 31 August 2023. 

Thank you to all those people who submitted their short stories. Judging is now under way and you will be advised later in the year if your entry was successful or not.

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2023 Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition closed

THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

Entries for the 2023 FAW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition closed at 6.00pm (AEST) Thurdsday 31 August 2023. 

RESULTS

Thank you to all those people who submitted their short stories.

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Lambing Flat Young FAW 2023 Writing Competition 

Closing date: 13 October 2023 

Calling all Writers! Help us celebrate our 41st annual writing competition.

This is the ideal opportunity for writers of all levels of any genre to ‘have a go’ and enter the Lambing Flat FAW 41st Annual Writing Competition.

No set theme for short stories up to 1500 words.

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The Stringybark Erotic Short Story Award 2023

Entries close 13 August 2023 

Stringybark Stories is proud to announce its 41st short story competition. The Stringybark Erotic Short Story Award 2023 is now accepting entries. So clean the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill — whichever is more appropriate) and start writing a 1800 word (max) story that will enthuse the judges.

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The Jugiong Writers Festival Short Story and Poetry competition 2023 

Closing date 18 September 2023 

The Jugiong Writers Festival is excited to, once again, announce its Short Story and Poetry competitions and invite you to submit your entries. 

Total prize money has increased to $2,000 thanks to the Bragg and Robb families in loving memory of Catherine Bragg.

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Scribes Writers ‘Short Takes’ Short Story Competition 2023

Closing date 30 September 2023 

Theme: Open. 1,000 WORDS maximum (excluding title).

Prizes: 1st $200; 2nd $100. 
Highly Commended and Commended Certificates at the judge’s discretion. 

Entry fee: $10

Entry via email or post. Please note all postal entries must be postmarked on or before closing date (30 September 2023). 

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The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust 2024 Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship

Closing date 30 September 2023 

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

The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust provides the successful applicant with accommodation, local support, and travel to Adelaide providing creative time away from home for 21 nights in March 2024.

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Hammond House (UK) 2023 International Literary Prize

Submissions close 30 September 2023 

This Annual Literary Prize is back again for 2023, with bigger cash prizes, publication for all shortlisted entries in our annual anthologies, a televised award ceremony, and an inspiring new theme… ‘FATE’.  

Sponsored by the University Centre Grimsby,

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Entry Form: 2023 Ernestine Hill Memorial Short Story Award

THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

Entries for the 2023 FAW Ernestine Hill Short Story Competition closed at 6.00pm (AEST) Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Thank you to all those people who submitted their short stories. Judging is now under way and you will be advised later in the year if your entry was successful or not.

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Entry Form: 2023 Rae Alison Cerhan Australiana Ballad

THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED.

Entries for the 2023 FAW Rae Alison Cerhan Australiana Ballad Competition closed at 6.00pm (AEST) Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Thank you to all those people who submitted their short stories. Judging is now under way and you will be advised later in the year if your entry was successful or not.

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Seniors Stories Vol. 9 Entries closed

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THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

Submissions for the Seniors Stories Vol 9 competition closed at 6pm on Saturday 20 May 2023.

Thank you to all those people who submitted their short stories. Judging is now under way and you will be advised later in the year if your entry was successful or not.

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David Harold Tribe Poetry Award 2023

Closing date: 29 May 2023

In celebration of Australian poetry the Discipline of English and the Master of Creative Writing at the University of Sydney presents the 2023 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award. This year the award offers the richest poetry prize in Australia of $20,000 for an original unpublished poem on any theme,

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