Calling all short story writers! Submissions for Kill Your Darlings’ third anthology of short fiction are now open. New Australian Fiction 2021 will showcase stories from Australia’s best and brightest established and emerging writers. Find out more here.
The $500 Tasmanian Writers’ Prize is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand. Entries should be a maximum of 3,000 words, and should be on an island or island-resonant theme. The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize began in 2009. Each year the winning entry is published in Forty South magazine, and the best […]
The Stringybark Open Short Story Award 2021 is now open. Clean the spilt coffee out of your keyboard (or sharpen your goose quill — whichever is more appropriate) and start writing a 1500 word (max) story that will excite the judges. This is an open-themed award although there are three requirements: The […]
East Gippsland Art Gallery presents the 2020 Hal Porter Short Story Competition. Australian writers are invited to enter a short story, written in any style for the first prize of $1000. Entries cost $10, and your story must not be more than 2,500 words. For further information, see here.
Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally […]
The Buzz Words Short Story Prize is an annual prize awarded to recognise excellence in short story writing for children. The story must be suitable for readers 8 to 11 years, and the word limit is 1,500 words. There is a first prize of $1,000 and second $500. The fee is $10 […]
Braille House is proud to announce that the 99th Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition for 2020 is now open for entries from all Australian residents and the theme is MOVEMENT. Spread the word about this opportunity to pen a short story or poem and be in the running to win cash […]
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 Stuart Hadow Prize is an annual short story competition run by FAWWA in honour of WA writers Lyndall Hadow and Donald Stuart. Each year, the contest attracts high quality entries from around Australia. In 2020, the first prize is $1000 and a week of unpaid residency at Mattie Furphy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Throughout 2020, four stories will be shortlisted and published in Audrey, beginning from our March issue through to September, with the semi-finalists receiving a 12 month subscription to the Lovatts Media title of their choice. At the end of the year we’ll announce our 2020 Audrey Short Story Prize winner who […]
1st prize Short Fiction $1000 & 1st prize Poetry $500 The 2020 Heroines Women’s Writing Prize & Anthology is now open for submissions of short fiction and poetry. The Heroines Anthology is a collection of stories of women written by women. Works with a particular focus on telling lost women’s […]
The Peter Carey Short Story Award returns for 2020, opening for entries on February 3 and closing at 6pm AEDT March 19. Organised by the Moorabool Shire Council, the award is for short stories between 2000 – 3000 words, and is open to all Australian residents. Entry is $10 per story. The winning entry […]