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December 17th, 2020 |

Voices of Women launches its fourth program in 2021 inviting all women to submit short monologues around the word ‘entanglement’.We are looking for stories in the first person that an actor can bring to life – stories that are moving, immediate, funny, powerful, brave, dramatic, curious, quirky, beautiful, uplifting, devastating. What is […]

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September 7th, 2020 |

Hardie Grant Books and RMIT Writing and Publishing are proud to present the inaugural Spark Prize, a new biennial developmental prize for narrative non-fiction. Free to enter, The Spark Prize presents unpublished and published writers in Australia with an exciting opportunity to develop their writing project from a budding idea […]

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August 27th, 2020 |

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.

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August 13th, 2020 |

The SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition is searching for the next generation of bold new voices that reflect the diversity of contemporary Australia, providing them with a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives. Writers aged 18 and over are invited to submit a memoir piece of 1,000-2,000 words on […]

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July 1st, 2020 |

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 […]

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August 1st, 2019 |

Busybird Publishing is now running their Eggcellent Manuscript Assessment Competition, in which winners – in the categories of Novel, Memoir, Self-help, Kids Picture Book, and Poetry – will each receive a comprehensive manuscript assessment. A manuscript assessment is a report examining structure, content/plot, prose, characters, grammar, punctuation, spelling, publishability, and marketing. This is a critical part of […]

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May 9th, 2017 |

OPEN LITERARY COMPETITION 2017 Category A: Fictional Short Story. (For the purpose of this competition, a fictional short story does not include Fan Fiction.) Category B: Memoir (For the purpose of this competition, a memoir is defined as an incident or series of related incidents from the writers own life. […]

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January 25th, 2017 |

Are you an emerging writer, or an established scribbler who produces workand then hides it away in a folder or cupboard? Not any more because here isan opportunity for you to share your writing and compete for prizes. Agentsreally do contact our winners and success follows, so take a look […]

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January 9th, 2017 |

Field of Words Memoir Competition Opens:Aug 1 Closes: Sep 30 Length: 1000 – 2000 words Theme: Open First Prize: $400 Runner up: $100 Website:

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