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CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

December 3rd, 2020 |

This year, Sunspot Lit is launching Culmination: $500 for a Prose, Poem, or Art Ending. No restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece from which the beginning is excerpted. Word limit is 250 for prose, 25 words for poetry.  Entry fee: $5  Prize: $500 cash, publication for the winner, […]

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December 9th, 2019 |

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.

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May 15th, 2019 |

The Newcastle Writers Festival and publisher Spineless Wonders are excited to announce the launch of the 2019 joanne burns Microlit Award. Melbourne writer and academic Cassandra Atherton will judge the competition entries, which are invited from writers across Australia as well as from Australians living overseas. The theme of this […]

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January 3rd, 2019 |

Are you a writer publishing in digital form? The 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award is now open for entries. Now in its third 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. Prizes […]

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October 11th, 2018 |

Penguin Literary Prize open for submissions Sydney, Tuesday 2 October 2018: Penguin Random House Australia has opened submissions for their annual Literary Prize.

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October 3rd, 2018 |

2019 marks 40 years since the establishment of the Premier’s Literary Awards in 1979.

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August 29th, 2018 |

This competition is a combined photographic and writers competition. It is a competition that aims to demonstrate how the story of a photograph is seen through the eye of the beholder.

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August 29th, 2018 |

Entries are now open for the 2018 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.

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August 23rd, 2018 |

In the past, I have run two “free edit contests,” and am now offering this opportunity to other writers for the third time.

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August 10th, 2018 |

FEAST SHORT STORY COMPETITION Are you a queer short story writer? We want to hear from you! Writers SA and Feast are partnering to run the 2018 Feast Short Story Competition. There are no limitations on genre or style, but please keep entries between 1000 and 3000 words. We are only […]

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November 24th, 2017 |

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 […]

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September 28th, 2017 |

Creative Writing The Anzac Centenary Reflections Competition is a short film, photography and writing competition run specifically for South Australians during the Anzac Centenary. Short story 2,000 words/poetry 60 lines Prize – $250 voucher for short story, $250 voucher for poetry

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September 25th, 2017 |

| 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.

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July 27th, 2017 |

EXPLORE LOVE IN OUR SECOND ANNUAL PROSE CONTEST: Fiction (maximum 2,000 words) Non-fiction (maximum 2,000 words) FIRST FICTION PRIZE: $1000.00        FIRST NON-FICTION PRIZE: $1000.00 PLUS THREE HONOURABLE MENTIONS IN EACH CATEGORY: Guaranteed publication in donttalktomeaboutlove.org

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March 30th, 2017 |

The Catherine Martin Literary Award is now open to submissions. Young writers from 10 to 18 are encouraged to enter in one of three age range categories. Winners to be announced at the 2018 Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival. Entries close on 4 May at 4pm. You can download entry forms here. […]

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