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Workshops for Seniors Card Short Story Competition 2024

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The Department of Communities and Justice together with the Fellowship of Australian Writers Inc (FAW) is conducting an exciting FREE short story writing competition for Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders. 
The Prize is publication in their next book, Seniors’ Stories Volume 10.

FREE WORKSHOPS

Workshops are conducted primarily to encourage Seniors to draw on their story ideas,

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Entry: Jean Stone 2024 Poetry Award

ENTRIES CLOSE: 6:00pm Saturday 31 August 2024

Please read the Conditions of Entry before submitting your entry: 

Entry Fee $15.00 per entry.

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Conditions: Jean Stone Poetry Award 2024

Closing date 31 August 2024

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund).

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

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Entry Form: Hilarie Lindsay 2024 Poetry Competition

For Australian School Students

ENTRIES CLOSE: 6:00pm Saturday 31 August 2024

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

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Conditions: Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers 2024 Poetry Competition

For Australian School Students

Closing date 6.00pm Saturday 31 August 2024

Entries are sought in the following categories:

SECTION 1: Years 10, 11 & 12(max lines 60)Prize $125SECTION 2: Years 7,

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The Best of Times Short Story Competition

Number 37 (Autumn 2024)

Closing Date 30 April 2024

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

Prizes for first, second and third place.

Certificates for highly commended and commended stories.

Entry fee A$10 per story.

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Bournemouth Writing Festival (UK)

Closing date 29 February 2024

Run in conjunction with Arts University Bournemouth.

The competition has the theme, ‘Lines in the Sand’ as its writing prompt and the Bournemouth Writing Festival organisers are looking for poetry (up to 30 lines) and flash fiction (up to 400 words).

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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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The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2024

Entries close February 14, 2024

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme.

The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of 

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The Stringybark Open Short Story Award 2024

Closing date: 25 February 2024

Stringybark Stories is proud to announce its 42nd short story competition, The Stringybark Open Short Story Award 2024. Thanks to authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist our award pool is bigger than ever! So 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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Results: FAW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition 2023

SECTION 1: SENIOR SECONDARY

Winner: 
Sienna Graziani, ‘The Mortician’s Lament’, Central Coast Adventist College NSW

Highly Commended: 
Adrian Zeckendorf, ‘Consumption’, St Michaels Collegiate TAS. 

Commended: 
Lily Ward,

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Judge’s Report: Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition 2023

SECTION 1: Senior Secondary

General comments 
Whilst plot lines were often imaginative and the themes had a moral twist, too many stories appeared to be first drafts with no revision.
Often there was an excessive use of adjectives and similes that seemed cliched or forced.

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Result: FAW Marjorie Barnard Short Story Competition 2023

WINNER: 

Roger Vickery, Freshwater NSW, for ‘SPURS’.

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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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