If you are aged 15 to 18 years, you are invited to write, record and submit a microlit piece to the Phone It In competition which is being held this year as part of #LitFest2444. Entry is free and you can enter as an individual or group. If we like your recording, you’ll go […]
The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards is Australia’s largest and oldest poetry competition for school students. In 2020, the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society has chosen the theme “We Used to Live There.” Instantly a nostalgic feeling of home and belonging washes over you, but we’re sure Australian students will surprise us […]
The 2020 Daisy Utemorrah Award is now open for entries! The Daisy Utemorrah Award is for an unpublished manuscript of junior or YA fiction. The Award is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples currently living in Australia. Generously supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the […]
1st, 2nd & 3rd cash prizes, plus Highly Commended & Commended certificates as awarded by judge. Total prize pool over $700 ENTRY GUIDELINES Work entered in this competition must be original, in English, unpublished and not have won a prize in any other competition. Authors retain copyright. Theme ‘Location’ – […]
Sponsored by Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and supporters, this prize, now in its fifth year, recognises the talent of young First Nations writers across Australia. In 2019, the prize will be awarded to the best short story (up to 3000 words in length) by an Indigenous writer who […]
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 […]
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.
The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcom Turnbull MP, and the Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, have announced the opening of entries for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (the Awards). This year marks 10 years of celebrating contemporary Australian literature.
Applications close on Monday 31 July 2017. The Award of $3,000, split into junior and senior categories, is offered by Psychologists for Peace, for books for children published between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2017 with a theme or main character(s) encouraging the peaceful resolution of conflict and/or promoting […]
Applications for 2018 creative time residential fellowships are now open Published authors or illustrators of at least one book for children or young people are invited to apply for “the gift of time,” with a May Gibbs Trust creative time residential fellowship. The Trust provides delightful rent-free accommodation and local […]
How would you like to win $1000 cash, a signed set of the My Life series and $1000RRP worth of books for your school? Are you a student in Australia and aged 8–13? Do you have a story about your life that is funny, gross, weird or amazing? Well, Random […]
Young writers under the age of 25 are encouraged to enter The 2015 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers to share in $5,500 in prize money and have the opportunity to be published online and in the December issue of Voiceworks #102.
Australian writers over 16 years of age are invited to submit unpublished works in the following categories:
Red Room Poetry Object is a free national poetry-writing competition for Australian students in Years 3-10.
Express Media is proud to announce the return of the Young Writers Innovation Prize in 2014. Funded by the Copyright Agency Limited, the prize is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young writers and artists to bring their brilliant writing or publishing ideas to life.