Hal Porter Short Story Competition

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The Hal Porter Short Story Competition is open until December 10, 2018. Submit short stories of up to 2,500 words. Open to Australian writers. Entry Fee: $10 First prize is $1,000 More here.

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Joyce Parkes Women’s Writers’ Prize

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The Joyce Parkes Women’s Writers’ Prize is open until October 31, 2018. The prize is sponsored by The Australian Irish Heritage Association and honours Joyce Parkes, a poet living in WA. The prize aims to promote and encourage women writers in Australia. Submit 1000-2000 words of prose. Topic: Freedom First prize is $500. All or […]

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Wombat Award for Poetry

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The Wombat Award for poetry is open until April 30, 2019. Free to enter. Open to children aged 12 and under. Submit up to three poems on the theme: ‘Our Heritage’. Judge: children’s author Meredith Costain (The Ella Diaries, Olivia’s Secret Scribbles) Prizes: $100, $75, $50. More here.

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The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition

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The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open until December 7, 2018. Open to all Australian high school students. The national winner will receive $2,500 and an editorial report from Penguin Random House (Australia). The state winners will receive a cash prize and advice from Penguin Random House (Australia) Submit a novella (8,000-20,000 words). Entry […]

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Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition

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The Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition is open until November 2, 2018. Theme: Reflection Submit short stories of up to 1,500 words. Stories must make a reference to alcohol and or drugs. Entry Fee: $10 per submission. Max 3 entries per person. First prize is $1,000 and a one-year membership to the Victorian Writers’ […]

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