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Eucalypt: a tanka journal issue 29

Call for submissions

Closing date: 30 September 2020

Please submit up to six original, unpublished tanka (only one will be selected) in the body of your email to  

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

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

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Wyong Writers Open Competition

Short story set in the pandemic

Closing date: 31 October 2020

  • Maximum 500 words 
  • Prize $100 
  • Entry fee $5.00 

Usual competition rules apply. 

Email entry to  

Either send cheque made out to Wyong Writers to:
204 Durren Rd,

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The Stringybark ‘Times Past’ Short Story Award 2020

Closing date: 27 September 2020

Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor its new award, The Stringybark ‘Times Past’ 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 1500 word (max) story that will excite the judges.

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Entries have closed for the Hilarie Lindsay 2020 competition

Entries for the FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay poetry competition for School Students closed at midnight, Monday 31st August 2020. 

Thank you to all those students who submitted their poems for this competition, and thank you to their teachers, parents and guardians for facilitating the entry process. 

Shortlisting and judging are now under way. 

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Entries have closed for the Jean Stone Award 2020

Entries for the FAW NSW Jean Stone Poetry Award closed at midnight, Monday 31st August 2020. 

Thank you to all those who submitted their poems for this competition. 

Shortlisting and judging are now under way. 

Announcement of the winner and presentation of the prize normally occurs at the annual FAW Awards Lunch in November,

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The Buzz Words 2020 Short Story Prize

Closing date: 31 October 2020

The Buzz Words Short Story Prize is an annual prize awarded to recognise excellence in short story writing for children. The story must be suitable for readers 8 to 11 years. There is a first prize of $1,000 and second $500.

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The Best of Times Short Story Competition: Spring 2020

Closing date: 31 Oct 2020 

This competition is run twice per year, in Autumn and Spring.

Genre: Humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2,500 words.

First prize: $800, second prize: $200.
Certificates for third place, highly commended and commended.

Entry fee $10 per story. 

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Odyssey House Victoria Annual Short Story Competition

Closing date: Friday 13 November 2020

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 “Isolation”. It will need to make a reference to alcohol and/or drugs. There is a limit of three entries per person,

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The Port Stephens Literature Award 2020

Closing date: 30th October 2020

Short stories up to 2000 words on any topic.

1st prize  $300
2nd prize $150
3rd prize $50
2 x $25 most highly commended prizes.
Plus $50 Reader’s Choice Award.

Entry fee $10 for the first entry;

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2020 Ballina Region for Refugees Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize

Closing date: 16 August 2020 

Entries are open for the 2020 Ballina Region for Refugees Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize. This year’s theme is ‘Holding Patterns’.

Don’t miss your chance to win one of three cash prizes worth a total of $500 and be published in @VerityLa.

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Sunspot Literary Journal

Closing date: September 1, 2020

Sunspot Literary Journal amplifies multinational voices. Editor’s Prize of $50 for the annual edition, and artwork selected for a cover will be paid $20. Visit SunspotLit.com to download digital editions for free.

All types of prose from flash fiction and poetry to stories and essays,

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Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships

Closing date: 5 July 2020

The Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships are awarded annually to writers who have a work of fiction, creative non-fiction, a play, or a suite of poems that is ready for the next stage of development.

Winners receive a week-long residency at 

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Artist in Residence, The Old School Mt Wilson

Closing date: 17 July 2020

After a stimulating first year applications for a residency at The Old School Mt Wilson (pictured) are now open for November 2020 to June 2021, closing on 17th  July at 5pm.

Mt Wilson is a secluded village situated within the world heritage Blue Mountains National Park;

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Jane Austen Literacy Foundation short story competition

Closing date: 20th May 2020

Theme: ‘Inspiration’ 
Genre: Fiction 
Length: 1000 – 2000 words 
Entry: Free. 

The winner will be named the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation Writer of 2020 and the winning story will be recorded as an audiobook by multi-award winning and best-selling Austen narrator,

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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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