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Entry Form Seniors Stories Vol 10 2024

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Thank you to all those people who submitted their story. Judging is now under way and you will be advised if successful or not. The best 100 stories will be published in a book titled ‘Seniors Stories Vol.

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Hush Foundation Kindness in Health Writing Prize

Closing date Sunday 31st March 2024

The Hush Foundation invites pieces of up to 1,000 words based on the theme: ‘kindness in healthcare.’
Entries can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry.
The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $650, with the second prize being $350.

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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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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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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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2023 Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award closed

THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

Entries for the 2023 FAW Marjorie Barnard Short Story Competition closed at 6.00pm (AEST) Thurdsday 31 August 2023. 

Thank you to all those people who submitted their short stories. Judging is now under way and you will be advised later in the year if your entry was successful or not.

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2023 Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition closed

THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

Entries for the 2023 FAW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition closed at 6.00pm (AEST) Thurdsday 31 August 2023. 

RESULTS

Thank you to all those people who submitted their short stories.

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Lambing Flat Young FAW 2023 Writing Competition 

Closing date: 13 October 2023 

Calling all Writers! Help us celebrate our 41st annual writing competition.

This is the ideal opportunity for writers of all levels of any genre to ‘have a go’ and enter the Lambing Flat FAW 41st Annual Writing Competition.

No set theme for short stories up to 1500 words.

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The Stringybark Erotic Short Story Award 2023

Entries close 13 August 2023 

Stringybark Stories is proud to announce its 41st short story competition. The Stringybark Erotic Short Story Award 2023 is now accepting entries. So clean the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill — whichever is more appropriate) and start writing a 1800 word (max) story that will enthuse the judges.

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The Jugiong Writers Festival Short Story and Poetry competition 2023 

Closing date 18 September 2023 

The Jugiong Writers Festival is excited to, once again, announce its Short Story and Poetry competitions and invite you to submit your entries. 

Total prize money has increased to $2,000 thanks to the Bragg and Robb families in loving memory of Catherine Bragg.

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Scribes Writers ‘Short Takes’ Short Story Competition 2023

Closing date 30 September 2023 

Theme: Open. 1,000 WORDS maximum (excluding title).

Prizes: 1st $200; 2nd $100. 
Highly Commended and Commended Certificates at the judge’s discretion. 

Entry fee: $10

Entry via email or post. Please note all postal entries must be postmarked on or before closing date (30 September 2023). 

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The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust 2024 Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship

Closing date 30 September 2023 

The Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship was established to support emerging children’s authors and illustrators who explore Australian voices and themes.

The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust provides the successful applicant with accommodation, local support, and travel to Adelaide providing creative time away from home for 21 nights in March 2024.

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Hammond House (UK) 2023 International Literary Prize

Submissions close 30 September 2023 

This Annual Literary Prize is back again for 2023, with bigger cash prizes, publication for all shortlisted entries in our annual anthologies, a televised award ceremony, and an inspiring new theme… ‘FATE’.  

Sponsored by the University Centre Grimsby,

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