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Category: Opportunities

Welcome to our writing opportunities page.

Here, we list:

  • competitions
  • contests
  • awards
  • prizes
  • literary events
  • publisher submission deadlines

If you’re a website or publication running competitions/events, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to list them for our readers.


Opportunities for writers page


Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose The 2016 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose (Fiction or Non-Fiction) has an open theme and entrants may submit prose up to a maximum of 2000 words. The ‘Open’ category carries a $400 first prize, with $200 for second and $100 for third. Entry fees: $15 each, $25 for two […]

The Peter Blazey Fellowship The Peter Blazey Fellowship was established, by the University of Melbourne, in honour of Peter Blazey: journalist, author, and gay activist. Since 2004, this fellowship ha

2016 S.D. Harvey Short Story Award The S.D. Harvey Short Story Award is an annual competition organised by the Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA). It is part of the prestigious Ned Kelly Awar

Questions Writing Prize Online journal Questions is a quarterly publication on a mission to nurture a new generation of writing and ideas. This year's Questions Writing Prize 2016 attempts to celebrate the young writers, between ages of 18 and 30, who demonstrate incredible fiction and nonfiction writing. The prize includes $2000 prize money and publication for the […]

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest 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

Impress Prize For New Writers The Impress Prize for New Writers offers unpublished writers a chance to win a publishing contract. The winner is decided by a panel of experts working in the publishing

Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry Prize Pioneered by the Griffith University, the Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry Prizes are a treasure trove of opportunity for writers and poets everywhere! From now until the 12th February, submit your incredible short stories, up to 2000 words, and poems, up to 100 lines. A total of $30,000 prize […]

Orlando Prize The A Room Of Her Own Foundation For Women Writers  & Artists have opened their doors once more! The Orlando Prize seeks to celebrate the best of emerging women writers, in four ma

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize Since 1975, the Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia (FAWWA) have celebrated the most talented of poets from around the country. In 2015, the Tom Collins Poe

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