Submissions are now open for The Nature Conservancy’s sixth biennial Nature Writing Prize. A prize of AU$7,500 will be awarded to the author of an essay between 3,000 and 5,000 words in the genre of ‘Writing of Place’. The winning entry will also be published in Griffith Review online See here for […]
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 […]
Welcome to our inaugural award for unpublished creative nonfiction up to 6,000 words! Joy Castro will select three winning pieces for publication. Each will be awarded $1,000 & a complete set of Graywolf Press’s The Art Of series See here for more information about this opportunity.
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 […]
We’re calling for true stories about dating during the Covid19 pandemic, to be published in an anthology this year. You can remain anonymous! Try to keep your stories under 1,000 words (500 words ideal, less is also fine!). We’re curious about how people dealt with lockdown, travel restrictions, and dating […]
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 Free to enter, The Spark Prize presents unpublished and published writers in Australia with an exciting opportunity to develop their writing project from a budding idea […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) annual prizes are now open. Further information for each opportunity is available on the prizes page of the AAWP website. AWP/UWRF Translators’ Prize, closing 31 July 2020 Introducing this new opportunity in 2020: this prize celebrates the art of translation, and is open to translators at any stage […]
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/
First prize is $7000. Two runners-up will each receive a prize of $1500. From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can’t match. Good writing about science can be moving, funny, exhilarating or poetic, […]
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 […]