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Eucalypt: a tanka journal Issue 30

Closing date: 31 March 2021 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

Please submit up to six original, unpublished tanka (only one will be selected) in the body of your email to the Eucalypt editor, Julie Thorndyke

For subscription information visit:
juliethorndyke.com/eucalypt-a-tanka-journal/

For information about the tanka form please refer to: www.eucalypt.info

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Imagine 2200

Closing date: April 12, 2021

Grist’s solutions lab, Fix, has launched a new climate-fiction short story contest.

Imagine 2200 calls for stories (3,000–5,000 words) that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. What might the world look like in the year 2200,

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Sutherland Shire Literary Competition 2021

Closing date: 19 April 2021

The nationally recognised Sutherland Shire Literary Competition returns this year, with organisers expecting a large number of entries from both local residents and aspiring writers from further afield.

Now in its third year, the 2021 Competition aims to recognise the breadth and diversity of literary talent within the Sutherland Shire and across the nation,

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Furphy Literary Award National Short Story Competition

Closing date: 30 April 2021  

This year’s theme is ‘Australian Life (in all its diversity)’. The competition welcomes fiction and non-fiction entries under 5,000 words from writers aged 18+. 

First place wins $15,000, second place $3,000, and third place $2,000.

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Scribes Writers ‘Poetic Licence’ Poetry Competition 2021

Closing date: 30 June 2021 

  • Category A: Traditional Verse 
  • Category B: Free Verse 

Theme: Open.  Line Count: 60 Maximum (excluding Title). 

Prizes (each category): 1st $200; 2nd $100. Highly Commended and Commended Certificates at the judges’

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Pocketry Almanack Issue 3

Closing date: 31 January 2021

Issue 3 of the Pocketry Almanack is open for submissions of poetry and art.

The Pocketry Almanack is a pocket-sized compendium that publishes emerging and aspiring poets who have not already had their work published in a literary journal.

Short poems – 18 lines maximum including lines breaks and 45 characters wide including spaces.

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Murderous Ink Press – Crimeucopia Anthology Series (UK)

Closing date: 1st May 2021*

Proposed series of Crime fiction anthologies initially slated on a quarterly publication.

*Submission windows are: 

  • January 1st to February 28th, 2021 (March – May issue)  
  • April 2nd to May 31st, 2021 (June – August issue) 
  • July 1st to August 31st,

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Hunter Writers Centre 2021 Newcastle Short Story Award

Closing date: 14 April 2021 (8pm)

2000 words maximum. Entry Fee $15.00 + GST.

1St Prize $3,000 cash. 2nd Prize $1500 cash 
3rd Prize $1000 Westfield voucher. 

Finalists will be published in an anthology, to be announced on the promoter’s website and across its social media channels. 

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Sunspot Literary Journal

Closing date: February 28, 2021

Open Call for Writers and Artists

Sunspot Literary Journal offers an Editor’s Prize of $50 for the annual edition, and pays for artwork selected for a cover. Now open for flash, and stories and essays up to 49,000 words.

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Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2021

Closing date: 12 February 2021

Call for Entries. Over $10,000 in Monetary prizes, over 70 categories

Calling all indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2019,

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Entanglement: Voices of Women Monologue Competition

Closing date: 2 February, 2021 

What is this world in which we are entangled?
How, where or when do we connect?
Welcome to the fourth Voices of Women annual writing competition!

ENTANGLEMENT: We invite all unpublished short monologues and narratives (800 words) written in the first person.

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The Stringybark Open Short Story Award 2021

Closing date: 31 January 2021 

Clean the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill, whichever is more appropriate) and start writing a 1500 word (max) story that will excite the judges. This is an open-themed award although there are three requirements:

  • The story must be 1500 words or fewer in length;

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Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition 2021

Closing date: 31 July 2021

Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition.  Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality,

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International Playwriting Competition

Closing date: 30 March 2021

Sky Blue Theatre Company is delighted to announce that the international new one act playwriting competition, the British Theatre Challenge, is returning for its ninth year and is open for submissions from November 1st to March 30th. 

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The 2021 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship

Closing date: Monday 23 November 2020

Text Publishing and Writing NSW are proud to announce the 2021 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship. The prize was established in 2019 to discover and nurture a powerful new Indigenous voice in Australian literature.

This joint initiative will provide a year-long structured mentorship to an unpublished Indigenous writer who has made substantial progress on a manuscript of fiction or non-fiction.

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Sunspot Literary Journal

Closing date: November 30, 2020

Open Call for Writers and Artists:

Sunspot Literary Journal is now open for the last quarterly edition of 2020. The journal is dedicated to amplifying diverse multinational voices. Editor’s Prize of $50 for the annual edition, and artwork selected for a cover will be paid $20.

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