The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2500 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world. Deadline May 15th.
A selection of twenty winning, shortlisted and longlisted stories will be published in the 2016 anthology in digital and print format (publication likely in October, 2016). Short stories of up to 2200 words in all genres, styles are welcome. Entry fee of £8.
An annual highlight of the publishing world, last year’s edition had a circulation of close to 30,000 nationally. This year there is NO prescribed theme for the stories. Stories must be between 300 and 3000 words.
A prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering publication by Allen & Unwin, with an advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000.
2016 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Since '61, the Australian Book Review has published innumerable reviews and creative works. 2016 marks a return of the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, that seeks to celebrate the best of short fiction. Submit your stories of between 2000 and 5000 words before 18 April for the chance to receive publication and $7000 in prize money.
For the fans of short fiction, Peter Cowan's Writers Centre is hosting a Short Story Aware for original works of less than 600 words. The aim is to celebrate and encourage new writers who have yet to receive recognition for their writing in the shape of awards or other competitions. All writers and all themes are welcome. Competition closes 1 April.
Fiction writers and poets alike, time to get writing — The Banjo Paterson Writing Awards return for another year! Short stories up to 3000 words and poems up to 200 lines are welcome, with the theme of Australian content. A small $10 fee applies per entry, with entries closing 11 April.
In seeking to support and encourage Australian writers, the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW are hosting a short story competition in the month of April. 2000 word short stories, with any theme, are welcome. Time to get writing, writers! Publication and prize money are up for grabs, with submissions closing 30 April.
The Bristol Short Story Prize is on the hunt for incredible short stories, from writers all over the world. Stories of any theme, up to 4000 words, are welcome for submission via post and online. An £8 entry fee applies for all entries. Prize money along with publication in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology awaits the winning writers. Remember to submit before 30 April.
In celebration of new writers and the authentic Australian voice, the Bronze Swagman Award returns for the 45th time. The award welcomes all poems written in traditional Australian Bush Verse form, with a maximum of 3 entries per person. Entries are open until 30 April, with further details available at the Bronze Swagman website.
The Novella Award is offering writers of novellas (between 20,000 and 40,000 words) the chance for publication by Sandstone Press and £1,000 prize money. All writers over the age of 16 and who create their novella in the English welcome, are invited to seize this incredible opportunity. Entries close 29 April.