External Competitions

Please note: TWI neither recommends or verifies any competitions listed below

Short Stories

100 Word Stories 2018
Write a story in exactly 100 words and this could be your chance to get published by Reader’s Digest.
Closes: January 31, 2018
Word limit: 100 words
Prize: First prize of $1000 and two runners up prizes of $250

 

Newcastle Short Story Award
This year the Newcastle Short Story Award has an open theme and no limit to the number of submissions.
Closes: February 5, 2018
Word limit: 2000 words
Prize: First prize of $3000, second prize of $1700, third prize $1000

 

Atlantis Short Story Contest
This competition is open worldwide and offers opportunity for feedback, a perfect start for writers looking to get some direction for their short stories.
Closes: February 25, 2018
Word limit: 2500 words
Prize: First prize $300, second prize $100, third prize $50
Entry fee: Starting at $10 (varies depending on the level of feedback wanted)

 

Nambucca Valley Writers Group Bad Writing Competition
The Nambucca Valley Writers Group have announced their So Bad, It’s Good writing competition. It’s open theme, open genre and the long list of entries will be published as an Amazon ebook.
Closes: February 28, 2018
Word limit: 500 words
Prize: First prize $500, second prize $250, third prize $100
Entry fee: $10

 

The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition
In honour of the Shakespeare on the River theme this year, the 2018 Sheila Malady Short Story Competition has a theme of ‘For the love of…’ and is open to all nationalities and ages.
Closes: March 20, 2018
Word limit: 2000 words
Prize: $300 cash prize
Entry fee: $5

Please find a synopsis and attached flyers of Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018 for circulation to you members.

EASTWOOD/HILLS FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS

LITERARY COMPETITION 2018

 Closing Date15th May, 2018 (entries post marked on or before this date).

 All categories Open Theme

  • Category 1: Short Story
    Max 3,000 words. First Prize $250, Second Prize $100
  • Category 2: Poetry – Includes all forms of poetry except Bush Poetry

(See separate Boree Log competition)

Max 80 lines per poem. First Prize $200, Second Prize $75

  • Category 3: Alan Russell Award for Memoir
    Max 1,500 words. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50
  • Category 4: Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story.
    Max 800 words. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50

 Entry Fee: $7 per entry or $25 for 4 entries.

Cheques or money orders in AUS$ payable to: Eastwood/Hills FAW.

Fees can also be sent electronically this year.

Enquiries: Marilyn Humbert mah53@tpg.com.au or phone 02 9456 1307

 Each entry must be accompanied by a separate signed entry form.

Conditions of entry and entry forms can be found on the Eastwood-Hills FAW

website:  https://hillsfaw.wordpress.com/

 

2018 ABR Calibre Essay Prize ($7,500)

Entries are open for the 2018 ABR Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay. We look for original and unpublished non-fiction essays of any subject between 3,000 to 6,000 words, written in English. The judges are Andrea Goldsmith, Phillipa McGuinness, and Peter Rose. Entry fees are AU$15 forABR subscribers or AU$25 for non-subscribers (the latter includes a free four-month subscription to ABR Online). Entries close 15 January 2018.

Total Prize: AU$7,500 (First prize $5,000, second prize $2,500)
Entries close 15 January 2018

Click here for more information, entry guidelines, and to read essays by past winners.

Stories

The Australian Inaugural So Bad It’s Good Writing Competition

Nambucca Valley Writers Group invites entries in its So-Bad-It’s-Good Writing Competition.

$500 first prize, $250 second, $100 third, plus e-book publication for fifty or so of the best of the bad.

Rules and examples of the genre can be viewed at www.nambuccawriters.info

If you are champing at the bit to write a narrative with more clichés than you can poke a stick at and if you can create similes that are so excruciatingly erroneous they’ll make everyone LOL this competition is for you!

The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2018

Entries close February 18, 2018.

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme.

The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of Tasmania 40° South magazine.

Golfwell 2nd Annual International Golf Story Writing Contest

Closing Date: Feb 1st 2018

Become an International Award Winning Author! Win $125 Amazon Books of Your Choice, Kindle Edition(s) of Golfwell’s Book(s) and more!

Email your Golf Story (700 words max.) and Photos if any to: golfwellnet@yahoo.com.

Please note: TWI neither recommends or verifies any competitions listed below

Poetry

EASTWOOD/HILLS FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS

BOREE LOG AWARD FOR BUSH VERSE 2018

 

Closing Date:  15th May, 2018 (entries post marked on or before this date).

 

First Prize: $100 plus a trophy and certificate.

Entrants are eligible for one award only.

Ballads to be in perfect rhyme and metre with max 80 lines and an Australian bush theme.

 

Entry Fee: $7 per entry – Maximum 4 entries per entrant.

Cheques or money orders in AUS$ payable to: Eastwood/Hills FAW.

Fees can also be sent electronically this year.

 

Enquiries: Marilyn Humbert   mah53@tpg.com.au  or phone 02 9456 1307

Each entry must be accompanied by a separate signed entry form

Conditions of entry and entry forms can be found on the Eastwood-Hills FAW

website: https://hillsfaw.wordpress.com/

 

Competition Convener

Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition


The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Don’t want to miss out on entering in 2018?

Sign up now and express your interest to be notified about the competition to be in with a chance to win $2500.

As an Australian poet, your contribution shapes our Australian culture. None believed this more so than Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary poets. Professor Dawe believed that universities should support the study of Literature and promote the Arts in Australian society. His decision to sponsor this prominent Literary Prize is ongoing, living proof of his conviction. This annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Dawe to celebrate Australian poetry.

Thank you to everyone for entering in 2017, and a special congratulations to Tim Collins who is the 2017 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize winner for his entry ‘Stage Whispers’.

Want to know more?

For more information, please contact brucedaweprize@usq.edu.au.


Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia under the auspices of The W B Yeats Society of Victoria Inc.

Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia under the auspices of The W B Yeats Society of Victoria Inc.

Now accepting entries for the

 2017 Yeats Prize.

Closing date March 31 2018

 

First Prize AU $500. 00

Award Certificate

Second Prize AU $75. 00

Third Prize $75. 00

Award Certificates

Commendation Certificates 

RULES

NOT previously published

My central area of interest in poetry in English, especially contemporary and modern poetry. Other areas of expertise include nineteenth-, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature; twentieth-century and contemporary Australian literature; twentieth-century and contemporary Canadian literature. – See more at: http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/framework/browse.php?srperid=126#sthash.0rp8dO1W.dpuf

# 50 line maximum limit

 # NO  identification of author anywhere on the poem

Open style

# Where entries are submitted by snail mail:

Typed on one side of A4 paper with three (3) copies provided.

# Name, address and contact details on a separate page.

Mail to: Yeats Poetry Prize

6 Samuel Close

Berwick VIC 380


 

 

 

Please note: TWI neither recommends or verifies any competitions listed below

Playwriting

King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays
CANADIAN COMPETITION
Closing Date: 12/01/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
 
Play
Size: 10 minutes, characters: 1 to 6
Entry Fee: $CAD 15
Prize
First: $CAD 300, Second: $CAD 150, People’s Choice Award

Page International Screenplay Awards

 

Page International Screenplay Awards.

 

 


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