Opportunities

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


2018 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize (Closing date: 10.4.18)

2,000- 5,000 Words

First prize: $7,000

Second prize: $2,000

Third prize: $1,000

Entry fee: $15-25

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2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction (Closing date: 20.4.18)

Open to women, female identifying, and non-binary writers.

Theme: Metamorphosis

2,000 words

First Prize: $1,000 + publication on Lip Magazine’s website, a subscription to Books + Publishing, and a book pack.

Entry fee: $10

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Monash Undergraduate Prize of Creative Writing (Closing date: 15.4.18)

Open to Australian and New Zealand undergraduate and honours students.

1,500-3,000 words

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Underdog Short Story Anthology (Closing date: 15.4.18)

YA fiction up to 6,000 words

Publication in the Underdog Short Story Anthology

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Confrontation Magazine (Closing date: 15.4.18)

Stories up to 7,200 words or flash fiction up to 500 words
Payment: $175- $250 USD

Non-fiction- 1,500-5,000 words
Payment: $100-$150 USD

Poetry- two page maximum

Payment: $75-100 USD

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Peach Magazine (Closing date: 20.4.18)

Poetry

$500 Prize + Publication
Entry fee: $10 and $5 for each poem after

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Banjo Paterson Writing Awards (Closing date: 20.4.18)

Short Story – First prize $2,000

($15 entry fee)

Contemporary Poetry – First prize $2,000

($15 entry fee)

ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards – First prize $200

($5 entry fee)

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Southerland Shire Literary Competition (Closing date: 30.4.18)

Categories: Traditional verse, free verse, and short story (2,000 words)

First prize: $1,000

Second prize: $500

Third prize: $250

Entry fee: $15 per poem/story

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Alan Marshall Short Story Award (Closing date: 30.4.18)

2,500 words

Prize: $2000, mentoring with a mentor of your choice through ASA (Australian Society of Authors), and an annual ASA membership.

Entry fee: $20

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The Best of Times Short Story Competition (Closing date: 30.4.18)

Humorous stories up to 2500 words

Prize: $300-$500

Entry fee: $10

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The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Prize (Closing date: 30.4.18)

15,000 – 30,000 words of fiction/non-fiction

First prize: $3,000 + e-publication

Second prize: $1,000 + e-publication

Third prize: $1,000 + e-publication

Entry fee: $25

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Poetica Christi Press 2018 Annual Poetry Competition (Closing date: 30.4.18)

Theme: Interludes

First prize: $300 + publication in the anthology

Second prize: $100 + publication in the anthology

Up to twenty-five poems will be selected for the anthology

Entry Fee: $7

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The Silver Gull Play Award (Closing date: 30.4.18)

Political and/or philosophical themes

At least 60 minutes

First prize: $3,000

NSW applicants only

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Best Summer Shorts Anthology (Closing date: 30.4.18)

Unspecified word length

Publication in an anthology

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Overland: False Documents (Closing date: 30.4.18)

Max. 4,000 words
$150 per story

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The Big Issue Fiction Edition (1.5.18)

 

Fiction between 300-3,000 words
$500 payment + publication

 

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Poetry d’Amour 2018 (Closing date: 25.5.18)

Theme: Love poetry

First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $200

Entry fee: $10

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The Lifted Brow: Prize for Experimental Non-fiction (Closing date: 31.5.18)

5,000 words

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

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Harper Collins Launch the Banjo (Closing date: 25.5.18)

Manuscript Prize

Publication and $15,000 advance

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The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers (Closing date: 9.7.18)

Manuscript prize

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

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Subbed-In Chapbook Prize (Closing date: 1.7.18)

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

Publication and royalties

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