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WRITING COMPETITIONS

Hello writers!

Whether established or emerging, young or old, published or yet-to-be-published, we want to encourage you in your writing forays. One of the best ways to forge a way forward with your writing craft is to get it out there in the world. Easier said than done? Well, here is something to motivate you: a list of upcoming writing competitions for Australians. We encourage you to choose one, and get writing!
SKIP TO A MONTH
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
HUNTER WRITERS CENTRE  GRIEVE PROJECT
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
500 words / 36 lines poetry
10/05/2024
$6,500 prize pool
MAY
MAY
THE NOVEL PRIZE
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
Novel-length literary fiction
1/06/2024
$10,000
JUNE
JUNE
MARK & EVETT MORAN NIB LITERARY AWARD
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
Literature of any genre
12/06/2024
$40,000
ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
Historical fiction
12/06/2024
$150,000 prize pool
DOROTHEA MACKELLAR POETRY PRIZE
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
For school students
30/06/2024
$150-$1,000 per section
AAWP/SPINELESS WONDERS NOVELLA PRIZE
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
For an emerging writer with an unpublished novella manuscript
30/06/2024
$500 and appraisal
JULY
JULY
KATE CHALLIS RAKA AWARD
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
For indigenous screenwriters
01/07/2024
$25,000 first place
RICHELL PRIZE FOR EMERGING WRITERS
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
For unpublished writers of adult fiction and narrative non-fiction
07/07/2024
$10,000
NAKATA BROPHY PRIZE FOR YOUNG INDIGENOUS WRITERS
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
Short fiction and poetry
27/07/2024
$5,000 first place
ROSE FRANKCOMBE SHORT STORY AWARD
CLOSING DATE
PRIZE MONEY
By the Society of Women Writers Tasmania, for works up to 1,500 words on the theme of 'Blue'
31/07/2024
$200
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