Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition

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The Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition is open until November 2, 2019. Submit stories of up to 1,500 words. Stories must use the theme of “Family” and stories must make a reference to alcohol and or drugs. Prizes: $1,000, $100, $50 Entry Fee: $10 per submission. Limit three entries per person. More here.

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2020 Somerset National Novella Writing Competition

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The 2020 Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open until December 6, 2019 (5pm). Open to all Australian high school students. Submit a novella, 8,000-20,000 words. Entry Fee: $20 The national winner will receive $2,500 and a full editorial report from Penguin Random House (Australia). The state winners will receive cash prizes, personalised advice from […]

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Competition August 2019 Winner

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Maddie Unger loves to practice empathy by getting inside the minds of people who are frowned upon by society and seeing what makes them tick. She loves to create imaginative environments that challenge the reader’s view of deviance and encourage compassion. Lilac Blue Maddie Unger She lives in the woods. She sits amongst the tall […]

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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, 2019. The prize aims to promote and encourage women writers in Australia. First prize is $500. Submit 1,000-2,000 words of prose, fact or fiction. Topic: ‘If Only’ Entry Fee: $10 More here.

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Hal Porter Short Story Competition

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The Hal Porter Short Story Competition is open until December 13, 2019. Open to: Australian writers Submit up to 2,500 words, any theme. Entry Fee: $10 Prize: $1,000. The winning entry will be published on the EGAG website. More here.

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Buzz Words Short Story Prize for 2019

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The Buzz Words Short Story Prize for 2019 is open until September 30, 2019. Your story must be suitable for readers 8 to 11 years. Submit up to 1,500 words. Open to permanent residents of Australia. Prizes: $1,000 and second $500. Entry Fee: $10 The finalist judge for the competition is Dyan Blacklock and the […]

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