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Blake in the Blackwood Poetry Prize 2017

WA Southwest and Great Southern poets! Entries close 16 June 2017. … more

Blake Poetry Prize 2017

Entries close 2 June 2017 … more

Malevolent Soap seeking submissions

Seeking submissions for their September issue … more

True Story with Hamish & Andy

Are you the next TRUE STORY? Check this out! … more

StylusLit open for submissions

New Australian bi-annual online literary journal seeking submisisons … more

Disney | ABC Writing Program

Submissions are now open. Be sure to read FULL details. … more

The Lifted Brow Issue 35: Non-fiction submissions

Deadline is midnight 28 May 2017 … more

Westerly: Submissions for 62.2

Focusing on the Asia and Indian Ocean Region … more

VU Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers 2017

Now open for entries … more

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017

International literary award open for poetry and fiction submissions … more

Tim Winton Award for Young Writers 2017

Open to Western Australian school students in years one to twelve … more

The Kate Challis (RAKA) Award

Playwrighting award for Indigenous creative artists … more

Rattle Poetry Prize 2017

Seeking a single poem to be published in the winter issue of Rattle Magazine … more

Dorothy Hewett Award for Unpublished Manuscript 2018

The Dorothy Hewett Award is open to all writers who have completed a manuscript … more

2017 Mslexia Women's Novel Competition

Calling all unpublished women writers! … more

The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize 2018

The winning poet will travel to Ireland in 2018 … more

'Westerly: Crossings' Now Available!

Their Online Special Issue 3 is free to access on their website … more

2017 PIAF Podcasts

Relive the 2017 Perth Writers Festival! … more

The Lifted Brow and RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction

Entries close May 29th 2017 … more

Power of the Pen: 2017 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Online creative writing courses presented by the University of Iowa … more

WA Public Sector Changes

Introduced to create a more efficient public sector … more

2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

Young writers! Here is an opportunity for you! … more

The New York Times seeking Australian Writers and Editors

Join The New York Times team! … more

The Peter Blazey Fellowship 2017

In honour of Peter Blazey, the Fellowship is offered nationally for non-fiction … more

Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller

Open to budding and established authors. Cash prize of £20,000 to winning... … more

Margret River Press Writers Retreat 2017

Four places available! Deadline is 12 May 2017. … more

The Valerie Parv Award

Aspiring or emerging Romance writers! Check this out! … more

ACU Prize for Poetry

Entries are welcome until Monday 3 July 2017. … more

Matador Review seeking submissions for Summer Publication

Deadline is 31 May 2017 … more

APA Webinars on Fair Use

The Australian Publishers Association is hosting a series of fair use webinars … more

The Matador Review seeks Summer 2017 submissions

The Matador Review is seeking submissions for the Summer 2017 publication. … more

ATYP Foundation Commissions 2017

Calling for applications … more

AFTRS Online Screenwriting Courses

Wanna study screenwriting from the comfort of your own home? Check these out! … more

Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2017

Winner will receive $10,000 and a 12-month mentorship with an Aust. Publisher … more

The Society of Women Writers NSW 2017 Writing Competitions

There are three national competitions (poetry, short story, non-fiction) that... … more

The Bath Short Story Award 2017

There are five weeks left to enter in this international competition! … more

The Big Issue seeking fiction submissions

Get your submissions in for the annual fiction edition! … more

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 2017

Seeking entries from women, female-identifying or non-binary writers … more

CHASS Australia Book Prize 2017

For contribution to cultural and intellectual life in Australia … more

FAWQ Literary Awards 2017

Entries close 31 May 2017 … more

EOI: Serenity Press Retreat 2018 at Wildwood Valley, Western Australia

Currently seeking expressions of interest … more

ABR Gender Fellowship 2017 - Reopen

Reopened due to non-awarding in the first round … more

Children's Peace Literature Award

Nominate your favourite children's book that involves a peaceful resolution … more

FRESH INK Playwrights' National Mentoring Program

For aspiring playwrights between 18-26 years … more

Arch and Bruce Brown Playwrighting Competition

Seeking LGBTQ scripts … more

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award

Australia’s most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript seeking... … more

Voiceworks seek Longform Fiction submissions

A new initiative for writers under 25 … more

ACT Writers-in-Residence Program

Open to Australian writers working in any form/genre … more

Travel Writing Scholarships 2017

Three winners will get the opportunity to travel to the Balkans and be mentored … more

Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 2017

Winner receives $2500 prize … more

Eastwood/Hills Annual Literary Competition 2017

The Annual Literary Competition and the Boree Log Bush Poetry Award seek entries … more

2017 Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Award

Writers of any skill and age can enter … more

The Mozzie Poetry Prizes

Three prizes up for grabs with a cash prize total of $300 … more

2017 Inky Awards seeking judges

Seeking judges between the ages of 12 and 18 … more

Voiceworks Winter Issue 2017 - seeking submissions

Seeking submissions from people under 25 … more

Grieve Writing Competition 2017

An opportunity to write a poem or story about your experience with grief … more

Shoalhaven Literary Award 2017

Winner receives $1500 and a two-week artist residency … more

Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Award now open

Prize value for this competition is over $1000 in cash and books … more

Literary Lunch with Alan Carter at the Ord Valley Muster

It would be a crime to miss this event! … more

Paper Darts Micro Fiction Award

Write 200 spotless words on the theme of 'cleanliness' for a cash prize … more

2017 Emerging Writers Prize

Submit a short story or poem for a chance to win an exciting prize! … more

Rocky River 'Riters Laura Literary Awards 2017

Inviting writers across Australia to submit prose and poetry … more

HARDCOPY 2017 Professional Development Program (Non-fiction)

Seeking non-fiction projects from WA writers … more

Scribe Publications Unsolicited Manuscript Submissions

The first seasonal window is now open … more

The Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017

Currently accepting entries … more

'Bellingham Review' 2017 Literary Contests

Entries close 15th March … more

Creative festival scholarship applications open

Local writers are invited to apply for the two scholarships available … more

Attention playwrights! South-West Shorts 2017 are seeking your submissions!

Six winning authors will workshop their scripts with the director in Dunsborough … more

AWGIES Award now open for entries!

For excellence in Australian screen and stage writing, get your submissions in! … more

Make Your Own Story Book Competition

Young people! Submit your picture books and story books now! … more

Nexus Arts Grant 2017 - applications now open!

For young people with a disability between the ages of 16 and 25 … more

UWA Publishing Vlogs

UWA Publishing will be vlogging their new imprints … more

Margaret River Press South West Winner

Congratulations to Leslie Thiele! … more

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council seeking local artists

Writers are invited to partake in this engagement opportunity … more

Corrugated Lines: a festival of words

To be held 11-13 August 2017 … more

State Library of Victoria Fellowships - applications now open!

15 specialist fellowships on offer to Australian residents … more

HARDCOPY 2017 Professional Development Program (Non-fiction Edition)

HARDCOPY 2017 are seeking nonfiction submissions for emerging writers … more

Mslexia's Short & Flash Fiction Competitions - accepting submissions!

The UK magazine is now accepting submissions from women writers … more

Spotlight spaces at Mandurah Stretch Arts Festival

An opportunity for poets and storytellers … more

Dundee International Book Prize 2017 - entries open

Uk's premier prize for debut novelists … more

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition 2017

UK poetry magazine seeking poetry submissions for their competition … more

Australian Book Industry Award nominations now open!

Vote for your favourite WA book today! … more

The World Faery Society seeking submissions

Accepting short story and flash fiction submissions about The Westbury Faery … more

Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program 2017

Submissions are now open until the 31st July 2017 … more

Black Inc calling for submissions for new anthology

Calling for autobiographical accounts of growing up as an Aboriginal in Aus … more

CountryArtsWA launches Vote Arts campaign

"An investment in regional arts is an investment in local communities." … more

Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award

Poems must respond to artworks from Council's Public Art Collection … more

2017 Bronze Swagman Award

Poems to be in traditional Australian Bush Verse with an Australian theme … more

Alan Marshall Short Story Award

Entries open 1 February until 31 March … more

Online Writing Courses via UWA Extension

UWA Extension offers online courses that can fit into your schedule … more

Lower View seeking submissions from young writers

Brisbane-based journal currently seeking submissions from young writers … more

National Henry Lawson Society Award

Total prize pool of $3375 up for grabs … more

Byron Bay International Film Festival Screenplay Contest

Open to screenwriters both domestically and internationally … more

The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing

The National Gallery of Victoria are now seeking applications until 17 Feb 2017 … more

2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

Entries are now open and close 10 April 2017 … more

Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award

Submissions open 1 February 2017 until 31 March 2017 … more

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

Published and unpublished manuscripts can be submitted until 15 March 2017 … more

INK Applications open for 2017

A playwrighting opportunity … more

Hawkline Press seeking chapbook submissions

New poetry press wanting poets to have fun with their work! … more

Endeavour House Writer in Residence Program 2017

Applications are open until 6 March 2017 … more

Latest news/events

26
May
Blake in the Blackwood Poetry Prize 2017

WA Southwest and Great Southern poets! Entries...

26
May
Blake Poetry Prize 2017

Entries close 2 June 2017

02
Jun
Denmark Festival of Voice 2017

First acts have been announced!

02
Jun
Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

This festival is the flagship literature event...