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The 2023 Rae Alison Cerhan Australiana Ballad

THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED.

Entries for the 2023 FAW Rae Alison Cerhan Australiana Ballad Competition closed at 6.00pm (AEST) Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Prizes were awarded at a Luncheon event in Sydney on Saturday 4 May 2024. Prizes were:
Winner $600; Second $200; Third $100;

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Seniors Stories Vol. 9 Entries closed

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THIS COMPETITION HAS CLOSED

Submissions for the Seniors Stories Vol 9 competition closed at 6pm on Saturday 20 May 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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David Harold Tribe Poetry Award 2023

Closing date: 29 May 2023

In celebration of Australian poetry the Discipline of English and the Master of Creative Writing at the University of Sydney presents the 2023 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award. This year the award offers the richest poetry prize in Australia of $20,000 for an original unpublished poem on any theme,

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Sunspot Lit: Rigel 2023

Closing date: 31 May 2023

Rigel is the brightest star in the Orion constellation. Sunspot Lit is looking for the single short story, novel, novella, artwork, graphic novel, or poem that outshines all the rest. Literary or genre works accepted; the only requirement is quality.

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Booranga Literary Prizes 2023

Closing date: 30 June 2023

Each year the Booranga Writers Centre, CSU Wagga Wagga, and Wagga Wagga Writers conduct a Short Story and Poetry competition. 

The prize is $500 each for best short story and best poem. Short story word limit is 2,500 words max. 

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Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction

Closing:* midnight Sunday 16 July 2023

Podcast hosted by Ed and Amanda: A flash fiction competition with a twist.

600 words. Entry is free. $300 cash prize.

*Commencement: midday Friday 14 July 2023; Competition window: 60 hours.

Entrants must 

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Eucalypt: a tanka journal issue 34

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Closing date 31 March 2023

Please submit up to six original, unpublished tanka in the body of your email to

Paste your tanka into the body of the email, together with your full name and address, and a statement that they are original,

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Family History ACT 2023 E M Fletcher Short Story Writing Competition

Entries close 15 July 2023

The 2023 E M Fletcher Writing Competition is an initiative of Family History ACT (FHACT). All information about how to enter is available on the Family History ACT website: www.familyhistoryact.org.au

Entries for the best short story of 1500–2000 words on a family history or genealogy theme will be in contention to win a $1,000 prize sponsored by Family History ACT,

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Scribes Writers ‘Poetic Licence’ Open Poetry Competition 2023

Closing Date 30 June 2023 

Style: Free Verse. Theme: Open. 
Line count 60 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 June 2023). 

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The Best of Times Short Story Competition No 35

Closing Date 30 April 2023 

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

Prizes for first, second and third place. Certificates for highly commended and commended stories. All stories that receive a prize or certificate will be published in an e-book. 

Entry fee $10 per story. See website for further information: www.bestoftimes.com.au

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Positive Words Monthly Mini-Competitions 2023

Closing date: 31 January 2023 then monthly

Entries must be posted by the last day of the relevant month and the winning entry will appear in a future issue. The winner will be notified.

Mini-Competition for January 2023: 

Write a short story in 100 words or less,

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Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2023

Call for Entries

Closing date: February 10, 2023

Over $10,000 in Monetary prizes, over 80 categories.

If you would like to receive greater recognition, monetary prizes, awards, possible representation by a leading agent, and exposure for your books, here is an opportunity NOT to miss.

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South Coast Writers Centre 2023 Poetry Award

Closing date: 5 March 2023

The SCWC Poetry Award 2023 seeks poems responding to the theme ‘in colour’, in association with Wollongong Art Gallery’s exhibition Thinking Through Pink

PRIZES:

  • $1000 First Prize
  • $100 Second Prize
  • $100 SCWC Member Award
  • $100 Voucher Wollongong Art Gallery Special Award

Submission fee per poem is $15 ($10 for SCWC members).

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About Kids Books Short Story Prize 2023

Closing date: 4pm 22 May 2023

The Inaugural About Kids Books Short Story Prize celebrates excellence in Short Story writing by adults writing for children and fills a gap in the children’s international literature award landscape.
Stories must be for children aged 8 to 11 years.

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Tom Collins Poetry Prize (WA)

Closing date: 30 January 2023

The Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia has an annual competition, the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, which is open for submissions until January 30. 

Entrants may submit up to five unpublished pieces each of 60 lines. Open theme. 

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Geelong National Writing Prize (Vic)

Closing date: Saturday 28 January 2023

The Geelong Regional Libraries & Deakin University Local Word Writing Prize is a national writing competition open to residents of Australia aged 16 years and over.

Entries of up to 3000 words are welcome from emerging and established writers in prose fiction (short story) and creative nonfiction (personal essay,

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