Opportunities

green-chameleon-21532-unsplash_AgainA regularly updated list of publishing opportunities and competitions for writers.


Peril Magazine Edition 34: Skin in the Game (30.7.18)

Art works, prose, poetry, non-fiction, essays, blog posts.

1,000 words max.

Must be in relation to issues of Asian Australian interest and connected to the theme.

Contributors encouraged to pitch first.

Pay: $50

http://peril.com.au/contribute/

 


Chapter One Award (30.7.18)

$500 prize, written appraisal of your work, and a letter of recommendation from UWAP

Eligibility: entries of 5,000 words, a synopsis of your piece, and a current membership to AAWP

 

https://meniscusliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit/58158/chapter-one-the-aawp-publication-pathway-for-emerging-writers-2018

 


QWC/ Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program

Ten writers will be selected for a four day retreate with Hachette publishers, editors, and authors to provide feedback on their manuscripts

Entry fee: $55 or $50 for members of the Queensland Writers Centre (other state centres are also applicable).

 

https://qldwriters.org.au/hachette/

 


The 2018 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose (10.8.18)

2000 words max

$200 first prize, $100 second prize, and $50 third prize

Entry fee $15

 

http://pcwc.org.au/competitions/2018-trudy-grahamjulie-lewis-literary-award-for-prose/

 


Warner Bros. Pictures & Veerhuis Pictures Australian Script Writing Opportunity (13.8.18)

Screenwriters are invited to host their script on blcklst.com for one week for evaluation

Blind Script Deal with Warner Bros. Pictures

 

https://blcklst.com/education/opportunities/63

 


The 2018 Fair Australia Prize (13.8.18)

3000 word max for fiction and non-fiction, also accepting poetry and comics

3 x $3000 prizes will be awarded

Theme: New collectives, old struggles

Winning entries will be published in Overland 233

 

https://overland.org.au/2018/06/the-2018-fair-australia-prize/

 


2018 NWF Joanna Burns Microlit Awards (31.8.18)

$300 prize and publication in Spineless Wonders’ anthology, Shuffle

200-word micro fiction responding to the theme: sound

 

https://shortaustralianstories.com.au/submissions/the-joanne-burns-award/2018-nwf-joanne-burns-microlit-award/

 


Feminartsy 2018 Memoir Prize (31.8.18)

1500 words max

$600 first prize + publication on Feminartsy

Eligibility: female identifying, non-binary, and intersex people

 

http://feminartsy.com/about/feminartsy-fiction-memoir-prize-2017/

 


OutStanding LGBTQIA+ Short Story Competition 2018 (1.9.18)

750 words with a relevance to the LGBTQIA+ community

Accepting submissions from Australian and New Zealand people

$1000 first prize, $300 second prize, and $200 third prize.

 

http://www.outstandingstories.net/entry-details/

 


Voiceworks Issue 113: Flare (2.9.18)

Accepting writers under the age of 25

Looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and comics

3000 words max

Paid: $100 -$150

 

http://www.voiceworksmag.com.au/contribute/

 


Growing up Queer in Australia (3.9.18)

Between 1000 and 4000 words about growing up LGBTQIA+ in Australia

Payment TBA + Publication

 

https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/news/call-submissions-growing-queer-australia

 


The Deborah Cass Prize 2018 (4.9.18- 2.10.18)

3000 word sample of a greater work/ work in progress that reflects upon the migrant experience

$3,000 prize + three month mentorship with an established writer. On competition of the manuscript it will be presented to Black Inc. Publishing.

 

https://writersvictoria.org.au/calendars/opportunities-competitions/2018-deborah-cass-prize

 


Pure Slush Volume Four: Slush (20.9.18)

1000 words maximum and accepting fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry that includes the theme in some way.

Unpaid- writers must also purchase a copy of the anthology as this is a POD publication.

 

https://pureslush.com/submissions/current-submissions/

 


Margaret River Short Story Competition 2019 (28.9.18)

3000 words maximum
$15 entry fee
$500 first prize and $500 towards airfare and accommodation to attend the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2019

$250 second prize

 

https://margaretriverpress.com/2018/06/18/short-story-comp-2019-open/?platform=hootsuite

 


Rabbit Poetry Journal: Issue 26 Belonging (1.10.18)

Submit up to three poems along with a cover letter via Submittable

Paid- rates unspecified

 

http://rabbitpoetry.com/?page_id=35

 


The Horne Prize (16.11.18)

3000 word essays of non-fiction addressing in some way the theme “Australian Life”

$15,000 prize

 

https://www.thehorneprize.com.au/about

 


The Fantastica Prize (31.1.19)

30,000 words of science fiction

$2000 + Publishing deal (print and digital through Fantastica)

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand

 

https://briobooks.com.au/blog/2018/5/8/fantastica-sf-prize

 


Stylus Lit Poetry Submissions (unspecified)

Submit up to three poems at a time

Only previously unpublished work will be considered

 

https://www.writingwa.org/articles/styluslit-poetry-submissions-open


 

If you don’t see your publication/opportunity listed here, feel free to get in touch at tulpamagazine@gmail.com and have it added to our list.