Wondering where to send that finished manuscript or short story? Need a deadline to write towards? We’ve collated an up-to-date list of writing competitions, opportunities and awards for writers. Entries are in order of closing date.
Ray Koppe ASA Young Writers Residency
Closing date: 29 July 2022
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) awards a residential fellowship to a writer under the age of 35 who is as yet unpublished. The fellowship is a two-week residency (including accommodation and all food), a one-hour consultation with a Varuna consultant, a year’s membership to the Australian Society of Authors, and a travel subsidy if the recipient lives outside NSW.
This short story competition offers prize money of $140 in total and invite both fiction and non-fiction entries. Stories should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Cost of entry ranges between $3 and $5, with a deadline of July 30. Entrant should be aged 16 or over. For details go to: https://maryriverpress.com/competitions/
Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Closing date: 31 August 2022
The Sisters in Crime short story award promises a first prize of $2000 for the best short crime and mystery stories. Maximum length is 5000 words and the entry fee is $25. The competition is open to all women, whether cisgender, transgender or intersex, who are residents of Australia.