The Colin Roderick Literary Award is awarded to the best original book of the year dealing with any aspect of Australian life, first published by an Australian publisher. The winner of the 2020 Colin Roderick Award will receive $20,000 in prize money and presented the H.T. Priestley Medal.
AAWP – Various Prizes
With great pleasure, we draw your attention to an exciting suite of prizes and opportunities for emerging writers offered by the AAWP and partner organisations in 2019.
2019 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers
Entries are now open for the 2019 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, a creative writing developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across the nation. The prize recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry.
The Deakin University Nonfiction Prize
Deakin University and Express Media are excited to announce their new partnership for 2019 with The Deakin University Nonfiction Prize, opening in early May. The Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers was started as a joint venture between Scribe Publications and Express Media in 2013, and has since been a unique […]
THE RICHELL PRIZE FOR EMERGING WRITERS
Hachette Australia, along with the Richell family, is honoured to launch the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers for 2019, in partnership with The Guardian Australia and The Emerging Writers’ Festival.
ELYNE MITCHELL WRITING AWARDS 2019 “New Beginnings”
Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards announce our 2019 theme: “New Beginnings” – with a strong flavour of the rural experience We invite all eager writers across Australia and New Zealand, to enter our 2019 short story competition. We chose this theme for its appealing familiarity, and I am sure that you’ve all encountered new beginnings. These can be joyous memories or unwanted […]
2019 Text Prize
Submissions for the 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing are now open. The Text Prize aims to discover incredible new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers. You have until Friday 8 February to send in your unpublished manuscript.
Penguin Literary Prize 2018
Penguin Literary Prize open for submissions Sydney, Tuesday 2 October 2018: Penguin Random House Australia has opened submissions for their annual Literary Prize.
Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2018
Entries are now open for the 2018 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.
Free Book Edit Contest
In the past, I have run two “free edit contests,” and am now offering this opportunity to other writers for the third time.
2018 Colin Roderick Award
This $20,000 award is presented alongside the H.T. Priestley Medal for the best original book of the year dealing with any aspect of Australian life, first published by an Australian publisher in 2017. Before completing and submitting the award entry form, you must read and agree to the conditions of entry […]
Calibre Essay Prize – Australian Book Review
Calibre Essay Prize now open! Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the twelfth Calibre Essay Prize, Australia’s premier prize for a non-fiction essay. All essayists writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. Entries must be submitted online via our website. Discounted entry is available for current ABR subscribers and bundled subscription and entry packages […]
2018 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards
Guidelines Closing date: 5pm Friday 13 October 2017 The NSW Government is committed to increasing public engagement with the arts. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and to encourage everyone to enjoy and learn from the work of our writers.
ArtAscent – ‘Paradise’: International Call For Artists and Writers
| Eligible Submissions: Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.
The Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Short Story Award 2017
Stringybark Stories is delighted to request the pleasure of your company for a journey into writing tales of mystery and imagination. Any tale with a mysterious element and perhaps a sting-in-the-tail is wanted for our latest intriguing short story competition. Stringybark invites you to write a short story of up to 1500 […]