The Penguin Random House (PRH) Literary Prize, launched in 2017, was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction. PRH is already home to many admired and awarded authors, and this prize offers aspiring and diverse writers from across the nation a chance to connect with […]
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is given to a novel of the highest literary merit that presents Australian life in any of its phases. Publishers are required to submit novels on behalf of an author. All works must be in English. Works written by two or more authors are eligible […]
In 2021, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) will be publishing its second book, Breathing Space: Reflections and projections on nature in Tasmania. It it will be collection of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, a book of reflections and projections on nature and the environment in Tasmania. The pitches will be assessed […]
Entries for the 2021 Stella Prize are now open. The $50,000 Stella Prize will be awarded to the best work of literature – fiction or nonfiction – published in 2020 by an Australian woman or non-binary writer. Visit here for more information.
The mindshare Awards is a poetry and creative writing competition presented by mindshare, the Mental Health Coalition of SA, Writers SA and Access2Arts. The competition is an opportunity for South Australian writers with lived experience of mental illness to share their stories, showcase their skills, discover new creative communities, and connect […]
Submissions of up to 200 words on the theme of PULPED FICTION are sought for the 2021 NWF joanne burns Microlit Award, co-hosted by Spineless Wonders and the Newcastle Writers Festival. Cri Fi, Sci Fi, Noir, Rom Com, Lit Fic, Western, Horror, Gothic, Fantasy, Fairytale… In this year’s callout we are […]
Fitzcarraldo Editions, Giramondo and New Directions are pleased to announce The Novel Prize, a new biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world. The Novel Prize offers $10,000 to the winner, and simultaneous publication of their novel in […]
Now in its eighth year, the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is accepting entries of creative, insightful fiction up to 2000 words that engage with the theme FUTURE. The competition is open to all women and non-binary writers. All entries must be original, previously unpublished and unperformed.
HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce that entries for the 2020 Banjo Prize are open! HarperCollins launched The Banjo Prize in 2018 in a quest to find Australia’s next great storyteller. The Banjo is open to all Australian writers of commercial fiction, offering the chance to win a publishing […]
Stringybark Publishing is proud to sponsor the Tales with a Twist Award 2020. Clean the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill) and start writing a 1500 word (max) story that will excite the reader. It can be set wherever your fancy takes you. It can involve characters […]
The 2020 KYD Unpublished Manuscript is now open for entries! All shortlisted writers will be awarded the KYD/Varuna Copyright Agency Fellowship (a one week intensive editorial mentorship) with an additional $4000 cash prize for the winner. For more information: https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/2020/03/the-2020-kyd-unpublished-manuscript-award-is-now-open/
Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. The 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. Closing date is midnight (BST) on April 30th, 2020. 1st prize is £1,000 2nd prize is […]
The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of Australia’s richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering prize money of $20,000 plus publication by Allen & Unwin with an advance against royalties, The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award has launched the careers of some […]
| Theme: Gray surrounds us, sometimes in surprising ways. In beach pebbles, a pair of smiling eyes, a kitten’s fur, and the cold embers of a fireplace. This neutral colour is cool, calming and timeless. But, it can also feel dull, drained, and emotionless. Grey can make other colours stand […]
Are you a writer publishing in digital form? The 2020 Woollahra Digital Literary Award is now open for entries. Now in its fourth year, the Woollahra Digital Literary Award is a national literary award supporting innovation in Australian literature and publishing, encouraging writers producing work in a digital medium. There are […]