Competition Listings

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Please note that apart from The Writing Quarter Competition, all other listings are for external competitions. If you have a question about these competitions, please contact the competition organisers by clicking the website link in each listing. Unfortunately, we cannot assist with queries on external competitions. If you’re a competition organiser and would like to […]

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Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award 2020

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The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award 2020 is open until February 2, 2020. The award is for short story collections up to 30,000 words in length. Prizes: $3000 for the winner and $1000 for two runners-up as well as world-wide digital publication of all three winning entries as part of the Capsule Collections series. Judge: […]

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The Writing Quarter Competition

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August 2019 Winner: Maddie Unger. You can read the winning entry here. We run a free to enter short story writing competition. This is an ongoing monthly competition. Deadline: Last day of every month Prize: $30 We’re looking for short stories of up to 3,000 words. Open theme. Competition Rules This competition is open to […]

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2020 Newcastle Short Story Award

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The 2020 Newcastle Short Story Award is open until 8pm, Monday February 3rd, 2020. Submit short stories of up to 2,000 words. Open to all Australians living in Australia or abroad. Judges: Laura Elvery, Khalid Warsame Prizes: $3000, $1700, $1000. There are also two highly commended awards of $250 each and three commended awards of […]

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Clearway 2020: Create the Space

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Clearway 2020: Create the Space is a writing competition for all Australian women. Submit short works in the first person – narrative, monologues, soliloquy – to be performed by trained actors in rehearsed readings. Stories can be fiction or non-fiction – comedic work is encouraged. Stories should be 1000 words maximum or 3 minutes in […]

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2020 Calibre Essay Prize

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The 2020 Calibre Essay Prize is open until January 15, 2020. Prizes: $5,000 and $2,500 Judges: J.M. Coetzee, Lisa Gorton, and Peter Rose They’re looking for essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject. Entry fees: $15 for current ABR subscribers or full-stime students. Otherwise, it’s $25 More here.

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