Opportunities

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


Birdcatcher Books Short Story Award (31.5.18)

First prize: $250

Second prize: $100
Third prize: $50

Entry Fee: $8

 

http://birdcatcherbooks.com/competitions/

 


The Australian/Vogel Literary Award (31.5.18)

Entrants under 35 only.

Manuscript of fiction, Australian history, or biography between 30,000 and 100,000 words.

Entry fee: $25

 

https://www.allenandunwin.com/being-a-writer/the-australian-vogel-s-literary-award

 


The Lifted Brow: Prize for Experimental non-fiction (31.5.18)

5,000 words

First prize: $5,000 + publication in The Lifted Brow

 

https://www.theliftedbrow.com/prize-2018

 


Flinders University Young Playwrights Award (1.6.18)

Junior Prize: $500, 2019 season subscription with the State Theatre Company, and a script development session.
Senior Prize: $1000, 2019 season subscription with the State Theatre Company, script development session, and a public reading.

 

http://statetheatrecompany.com.au/flinders-young-playwright-award/

 


Furious Fiction – First Friday of every month

Using a set of story prompts you have 55 hours to submit a 500 piece of fiction for the chance to win $500.

 

https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/

 


Stuart Hadow Prize 2018 (1.6.18)

3,000 word short story

First Prize: $1,000 and a week’s unpaid residency at Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne.

Entry fee: $20

 

https://fawwa.submittable.com/submit/110300/stuart-hadow-prize-2018

 


Story Seed Vault (10.6.18 – 24.6.18)

Science inspired micro fiction which adheres to the limitations of Twitter.

Stories less than 150 characters – payment $3

Stories more than 150 characters – payment $2

 

https://storyseedvault.com/submissions/

 


Peter Blazey Fellowship (25.6.18)

$15,000 stipend and one month at the Australian Writers Centre

Non-fiction project in autobiography, biography, or life writing

Application process: CV, Synopsis, and a 5,000 word extract

 

https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/prizes-and-scholarships/peter-blazey-fellowship

 


FAWQ Literary Competition (30.6.18)

Short story (2k words), flash fiction (300 words), or poetry (up to 40 lines)

$5 entry fee

First prize: $200, second prize: $100, and third prize: $50

 

https://fawq.com.au/competitions/

 


Scribe Writers “Poetic Licence” (30.6.18)

Free verse or traditional verse.

$7 entry fee

First prize: $200, second prize: $100

 

http://www.scribeswriters.com/poetry-entry-form.html

 


Emerging Writers Short Story Prize (30.6.18)

A ticket to the Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF), accommodation for the duration of the festival (maximum value $500) and return economy airfares (maximum value $500)

In addition, you will receive a one-year annual membership to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)

 

http://www.aawp.org.au/news/opportunities/

 


Subbed-In Chapbook Prize (1.7.18)

25-50 poems, or between 12,000 and 20,000 words

Publication and royalties.
https://subbed.in/chapbook-prize/

 


The Suburban Review #11 Open Theme (1.7.18)

Seeking fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, comics, and art

Payment: between $50-100

Fee: $2.50 (US)

 

https://thesuburbanreview.com/submit/

 


Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing (1.7.18)

$10,000 stipend and residency at the National Library of Australia

 

https://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/fellowships-and-scholarships/creative-fellowships/creative-arts-fellowship-writing

 


Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship (2.7.18)

$5,000 and a residency at the Australian Writers Centre

Students below the age of 25

Application process: CV, sample of writing (up to 20 pages), and statement of proposed work.

 

https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/prizes-and-scholarships/dinny-ohearn-fellowships

 


Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition 2018 (6.7.18)

Theme: Truth

Poems no longer than 60 lines

Total prize pool of $700

Entry fee: $10

 

http://carolyn-poeticpause.blogspot.com.au/

 


The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers (9.7.18)

Manuscript prize

$10,000 donated by Hachette Australia and a mentorship with one of Hachette Australia’s publishers.

 

http://www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au/richell-prize-emerging-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

 


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/

 


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

 


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.