Olga Masters Short Story Award

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The Olga Masters Short Story Award is open until July 10, 2020. Open to writers resident in Australia. Theme: Life in rural Australia Submit short stories, 2,000-4,000 words. Entry Fee: $25 Prize: First: $1,500, Runner-up: $500. The first-prize winning story will be published in Island magazine. All winning story/ies will be published on the OMSSA […]

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The Writing Quarter April 2020 Competition Winner

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Many thanks for all of your competition entries. Congratulations to Rob McInroy, the winner of our April competition for his story, And The Byzantium Orchestra Played West End Blues

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The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2020

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The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2020 is open until July 10, 2020. Free to enter. Open to unpublished Australian residents aged 18 years or older Submit fiction and narrative non-fiction, the first three chapters plus synopsis (max 20,000 words). The winner will receive $10,000 and a year’s mentorship with one of Hachette Australia’s publishers. […]

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The 2020 Heroines Women’s Writing Prize

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The 2020 Heroines Women’s Writing Prize is open until May 31, 2020. The Heroines Anthology is a collection of stories of women written by women. Works with a particular focus on telling lost women’s history, untold stories, and reimagined myths, fairy tales, folklore or legends, or speculative fiction, are particularly encouraged. Open to writers who […]

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22nd Annual Boroondara Literary Awards

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The 22nd Annual Boroondara Literary Awards are open until August 28, 2020 (5pm) Open to any Australian resident. Free to enter. Submit 1,500-3,000 words. Prizes: 1st $1,500 2nd $1,000 3rd $500 Keith Carroll Award $500 prize to the best entry from a Boroondara resident. More here.

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The Writing Quarter March 2020 Competition Winner

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Dream Brett Denton is 26 years old and he is a literary studies major at Victoria University.  ____________________________________________________________________ Beth hands me a plate and I drown it in soapy water. The day’s remaining sun pours through the window above the sink. The bay and basil leaves perched on the windowsill grow on an angle towards the […]

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