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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


Overland Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize Overland Journal is now open for entries to its Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize. Short fiction up to 3000 words on the theme of 'travel' from Australian and New Zealand writers will be considered. The winning story will receive $4000 and publication in the print version of Overland, and two runners-up will each […]

 2015 QUT Creative Writing Prize This one's for postgrad students enrolled in any Australian creative writing degree, and undergrads from the Queensland University of Technology. The QUT Creative Wr

The 2015 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Young writers everywhere will love this opportunity! The 2015 Prize for Young Writers is a chance for writers, under the age of 2

Machigonne Fiction Contest Literary review The New Guard returns this year with another spectacular competition. If you've written a piece of flash fiction, a short story or novel extract within 5000 words, make sure to submit before 20th August. For the winning writer, $1500 prize money and publication awaits! A submission fee of $20 applies. Sydney […]

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition Submit an original 3000 word short story for the chance to win €2000, publication in Southward journal and a week long residency at Anam Cara Writer'

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