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Ethel Webb Bundell Literary Awards (WA)

Entries close 5.00pm 31 March 2022 

Open to: All. Theme: Open.

Category: SHORT STORY

4,000 words maximum.
Entry Fee: $10 per entry. Max 3 entries. 
Prizes: First $400; Second: $200; Third: $100. Highly commended & Commended Certificates.

Category: POETRY

100 lines maximum.

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RD Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Prize 2022

Entries close 5pm 17 June 2022

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre holds an annual, national Writing for the Environment prize in honour of its founder, Bob Walshe, who passed away in March 2018. Writing was a passion and a skill of Bob’s. He taught and inspired many people to write and write and write!

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Pocketry Prize for Unpublished Poets

Closing date 30 November 2021

Pocketry is the home of unheard voices, and the Pocketry Prize for Unpublished Poets is now open for the second year running.

Pocketry is passionate about publishing voices from the margins and giving a platform for aspiring and emerging poets.

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Lambing Flat FAW annual writing competition

Closing date 15 October 2021 

The competition is open to all comers. There is no set theme so let your fancy and pen fly. Writers of fiction, family history, romance or articles are invited to enter. And don’t forget the poetry; traditional rhyming or free verse is most welcome.

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The Best of Times Short Story Competition – Spring 2021

Closing Date 31 Oct 2021

GENRE: Humorous short stories up to 2,500 words. 

First prize: 70% of total entry fees received. Second prize: 10% of total entry fees received. Third prize: 5% of total entry fees received. Certificates for highly commended and commended stories. 

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2022 ASA HQ Commercial Fiction Prize

Closing date: Monday 1 November 2021 at 5pm

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and HQ, a publishing division of HarperCollins, have announced that the 2022 ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. 

The biennial Prize honours a tradition that reaches back thousands of years: 

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Odyssey House Victoria Annual Short Story Competition

Closing date 5 November 2021

This competition is open to writers of all ages and experience.

Each submission must be no more than 1,500 words and follow the theme ‘New Beginnings’. It will need to make a reference to alcohol and/or drugs.

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Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project School Essay Contest

Closing date 7 November 2021

For Australian students, Years 5–12.

The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project has held a similar contest for students in the US for the past 14 years, and are now expanding the program to Australia, Canada and the UK.

The brief: Choose from one of two topics based on the book Chung Hyo Ye,

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Mid North Coast Writers’ Centre Short Story Competition

Closing date: Sunday 14 November 2021

Fiction up to maximum 3,000 words.

Prizes:

  • 1st prize $700
  • 2nd prize $300
  • 3rd prize $100.

Entry fee $15 per entry.

For full Terms & Conditions and to enter online,

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The Blake Poetry Prize 2021/2022

Closing date: Monday 15th November 2021

All Australian poets are invited to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less. 

The Blake Prize is an open poetry prize that challenges poets, both national and international, in conversations concerning faith,

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The 2022 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship

Closing date:  Monday 22 November 2021

Text Publishing and Writing NSW are proud to announce the 2022 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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Lane Cove Literary Awards 2021

Entries close 5:00pm Thursday 19 August 2021

The Lane Cove Literary Awards is a prestigious national writing competition organised by Lane Cove Council that recognises writing excellence and fosters Australian writing talent. Australian writers over 16 years of age are invited to submit unpublished works for the following prizes: 

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The Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award 2021

Closing date: 20 August 2021 

The Department of English at the University of Sydney invites women poets to submit their collection of poems to Australia’s richest poetry prize, the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award. The winning manuscript will be published by Vagabond Press.

This year the award offers an increased prize of 

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The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award

Entries close 12 midnight Sunday 22 August 2021 

The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award is an initiative of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. The award aims to support and encourage the development of emerging and published writers.

The Good Oil’s editorial vision is to nourish the spirit,

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Inception Contest Sunspot 2021

Closing date 30 September 2021

For Prose, Poetry or Art OPENING

“Beginnings have the power to spark passion or curiosity. They might immediately connect a specific place and time with an emotional tone. The best openings offer a feeling, atmosphere, action, or image that is gripping,

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Haiku Competition Central Coast

Closing date 30 September 2021

The Central Coast Independent Writers Group ‘Limericks in ISO’

This year The Central Coast Independent Writers Group, in collaboration with Artspace Popup Gallery, have been granted $500 in prize money to hold a second writing competition.

The winner of the competition will receive $300,

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