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Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize 2020

Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia

Closing date extended from 1 June to 1 JULY 

The Stuart Hadow Prize is an annual short story competition run by FAWWA in honour of WA writers Lyndall Hadow and Donald Stuart. Each year, the contest attracts high quality entries from around Australia. 

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The Stringybark Tales with a Twist Short Story Award 2020

Closing date: 13 May 2020

Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor its new award, The Stringybark Stories ‘Tales with a Twist’ Short Story Award 2020. Clean the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill — whichever is more appropriate) and start writing a 

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The 2020 ACU Prize for Poetry

Closing date: 6 July 2020

The 2020 ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with the theme GENEROSITY, reflecting on Katerina Stoykova Klemer’s supposition, “If the truth doesn’t set you free, generosity of spirit will.”

The prize recognises and supports the importance of poetry in Australian culture and the part it can play in the spiritual life of both those writing it and those reading it.

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The QueryLetter.com Writing Contest

Closing date: 15 September 2020

Can you write a blurb for a hypothetical book?

This writing contest is all about book blurbs. The twist? The organiser wants blurbs about completely made-up, non-existent books. Get creative!

Write and submit a back cover blurb of 

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Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards

Closing date: 30 April 2020

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Thursday 30 April to enter. Self-published books are eligible. Books co-authored or edited by men are not.

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Picture Book Writing Competition

Closing date: 27 April 2020

Sutherland FAW Picture Book Writing Competition 2020 (in conjunction with Writers Unleashed Sutherland Shire Writers Festival).

ADULT OPEN THEME – $15.00 per entry

  • 1st Prize $500 + Mentorship with Clare Hallifax (Publishing Manager at Scholastic Australia)
  • 2nd Prize $200
  • 3rd Prize $100
  • Shortlisted and winning entries will also receive a certificate. 

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Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Closing date: 30 June 2020

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards is Australia’s largest and oldest poetry competition for school students.

2020 OPTIONAL THEME: “WE USED TO LIVE THERE”

This year, the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society has chosen the theme “We Used to Live There.”

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Conditions: Jean Stone 2020 Poetry Award

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Before submitting your entry, please make payment as detailed below and take note of your receipt number as it will be required to complete the entry form. 
(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund).

  1. The Award is for a poem or group of poems up to 60 lines. 

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Conditions : 2020 Hilarie Lindsay Poetry Competition

Entries are sought in the following categories:

SECTION 1: Years 10, 11 & 12  (max lines 60)  Prize $125
SECTION 2: Years 7, 8 & 9  (max lines 40)  Prize $90
SECTION 3: Years 5 & 6  (max lines 40)  Prize $65
SECTION 4: Year 4 &

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Seniors Stories Vol 6 Entry Form

Submissions accepted from noon 01 February 2020

ENTRIES CLOSE noon 30 MARCH 2020

The theme this year is ‘Resilience’.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before submitting your entry:

Having trouble completing this form?

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Seniors Card Short Story Competition 2020

The Department of Communities and Justice together with the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc (FAW NSW) is conducting an exciting FREE short story writing competition for Seniors Cardholders.

The Prize is publication in their next book, Seniors Stories Volume 6.

THEME: ‘RESILIENCE’

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Words Alike Short Story Competition

Closing Date 20 April 2020

Conducted by

Écrire! Words Alike

Open to: 13+ years, targeting new, aspiring and/or young writers. 
Theme: A cause you are passionate about.
Word Limit: 5,000–10,000 words. No Entry Fee. 

PRIZES include your work formatted into a PDF ebook with a cover design and author bio.

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Word Count for Short Story Competitions

To display the number of pages, words and characters in a Microsoft® Word document, this information is typically found under either the Tools menu (1); on the Ribbon under the Review tab (2); or in the Status Bar (3) – see below.

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2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Call for Entries

Closing date: February 14, 2020

Receive greater recognition, monetary prizes, awards and exposure for your books. Enter the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards at www.IndieBookAwards.com.

Calling all indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers,

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Ethel Webb Bundell Literary Awards WA

Closing date: 31 March 2020 (1700 hours Perth time)

Open to: All. Theme: None

Category: POETRY

Maximum 100 lines.

Category: SHORT STORY

Maximum 4,000 words.

Entry Fee: $8 for 1; $15 for 2; $21 for 3.

Prize: 1st $400;

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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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