Are you interested in writing competitions? Here you will find a summary of excerpts from recently announced competitions. Click the competition title to read more details.
Although the competitions may be conducted by the FAW NSW state body or by its Branches, they are still open to the general public, unless stated to the contrary. You may also find some outstanding writing opportunities from other groups but FAW NSW takes no responsibility for competitions administered by other organisations.
For Conditions of Entry relating to individual competitions, and to obtain an entry form (where required), contact the relevant competition organisers.
The Department of Communities and Justice together with the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc (FAW NSW) is conducting an exciting FREE short story writing competition for Seniors Cardholders.
The Prize is publication in their next book,
Closing Date 20 April 2020
Écrire! Words Alike
Open to: 13+ years, targeting new, aspiring and/or young writers.
Theme: A cause you are passionate about.
Word Limit: 5,000–10,000 words.
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Closing date: 31 March 2020 (1700 hours Perth time)
Open to: All. Theme: None
Maximum 100 lines.
Category: SHORT STORY
Maximum 4,000 words.
Entry Fee: $8 for 1;
Closing Date Monday 16 December 2019
Australian residents 18 years and over are invited to submit
their original poetry and short stories.
- Rhyming verse
- Free verse
- Short story
- New Category: Themed short story: 2020: Looking Back,
Closing date 19 January 2020
Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor its annual
flagship award, The Stringybark Stories Short Story Award 2019. 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
Call for Submissions
Closing date 29 February 2020
Seeking works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry that relate
to the experience of perinatal anxiety, depression or other perinatal mental
health condition. The selected pieces will be published in an awareness-raising