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.
Kyogle Writers Festival Poetry Competition
With a new beginning for Kyogle Readers and Writers in 2023 ‘BEGINNING’ is the theme of this year’s Poetry Competition. Entries to the Poetry Competition should, in some way, address this theme. Any style of poem is accepted, up to a maximum of 35 lines. The total prize pool is $500.
The Literature Centre – calls for programming EOIs
The Literature Centre is seeking expressions of interest for authors/illustrators interested in participating in their programming from 2023 onwards. The Literature Centre is looking for new, original voices from across Australia, and successful authors/illustrators will be paid ASA rates to participate in the programming. Fill in the expression of interest form here.
Each month, MiNDFOOD will publish one reader’s short story, with the best story published over the course of a year going on to win $1000. We are looking for unpublished stories from budding non-professional writers who may need a nudge to showcase their talent. Each month, the staff of MiNDFOOD will choose the best story to publish and, at the end of the year, will choose the award for Best Short Story.
To enter email your story – along with your name, address and telephone number – to mindfoodshor[email protected]. Entries need to be 2000 words in length and previously unpublished.