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The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition 2018

Open to high school students Australia-wide. Entries close 1 December 2017 … more

ARKfest Short Play Competition 2018

Seeking playwrights Australia-wide. Submission ends 27 October. … more

Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Short Story Award 2017

Write a short story that contains a mysterious element … more

Xoum Publishing's XO Romance Prize 2017

Deadline closes 31 October 2017 … more

Birdcatcher Books Short Story Awards 2017

The deadline has been extended to 30 September 2017 … more

Landscapes 7.1: Call for Submissions

Submissions close 18 November 2017 … more

Videos to help you Self-publish

You can find these videos on the writingWA website … more

The Matador Review: seeking Winter 2018 submissions

The Matador Review is seeking submissions for its Winter 2018 publication. … more

The Lifted Brow Issue 36: Non-fiction submissions

Seeking non-fiction submissions on the theme 'The Feeder's Digest' … more

Meniscus 2017-2 - Seeking submissions

Seeking innovative poetry, short fiction, and creative essays … more

Submissions for Australian Poetry Journal 7.2 now open

Submissions close 1 October 2017 … more

ELLE Australia's Writing Competition 2017

Calling women's writers! Are YOU ELLE Australia's Next Writing Superstar? … more

Georgia Richter's Feedback Guide

Top tips on giving feedback to fellow writers … more

The Scribe Non-fiction Prize for Young Writers 2017

Entries close 10 September … more

Copyright Agency Author Fellowship 2017

$80,000 Fellowship for a mid to late career author … more

Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2017

$20,000 award on offer … more

Andy Griffiths Kids Writing Competition

A good opportunity for kids! Entries open until 2 October 2017 … more

The Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship 2017 - now open!

Calling emerging children’s authors and illustrators! … more

Creative Kids Tales 2017 Anthology Competition

Short story and picture book submissions welcome … more

Westerly Writers' Development Program

Applications close 25 August … more

ABR's Peter Porter Prize 2018

Calling all poets. Open until 7 December 2017. … more

Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition 2018

Entries close 1 October 2017 … more

Blog Series: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Book

Blog series by authors Annabel Smith and Jane Rawson … more

24th Annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Closing date 31 August. Prize pool of $8600. … more

Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize

Entries close 20 October 2017 … more

The London Magazine Essay Competition 2017

International entries welcome. Accepting entries until 31st August 2017. … more

Get YA Words Out

Supporting the writing, reading and publishing of AusQueerYA … more

'Fair use, or free use?' article

Article on Australian copyright law by Chris Pash … more

Margaret River Press Short Story Competition 2018

Entries close 10 October … more

The Horne Prize 2017

Essays should address the theme 'Australian life' … more

2017 Ampersand Prize

Hardie Grant Egmont seeking unpublished YA or middle-grade manuscripts … more

Olga Masters Short Story Award

Entries close at midnight on 18 August 2017 … more

Magabala Books announces the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award

Australia’s first Indigenous illustrator award … more

Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize 2017

Entries close midnight 15 August 2017 … more

Digital Writers' Festival 2017: Artist Callout

An opportunity to participate in the online writers' festival … more

Kimberley Writers Festival

Check out the latest details! … more

Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

Applications open 24 July and close on 21 August 2017 … more

Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program, delivered by QWC

Submissions will open 3 July 2017 until 14 August 2017 … more

Perth Writers Festival (PWF) 2017: Additional Podcasts Released

More podcasts have been added. Relive some of your favourite PWF moments. … more

Stella Podcast - Girl Write Up 2017: The Personal Is Political

This episode features 'The Personal Is Political' panel from Girls Write Up 2017 … more

Join the YAJA Publishing Team - student callout

Calling for student contributions … more

'Not Very Quiet' seeking submissions

Submissions close 1 July. … more

Annual anthology 'Visible Ink' seeking submissions

Theme is 'The End'. … more

University of Sydney (UTS) Writer-in-Residence

Applications close 25 July 2017. … more

Additional 2017 PIAF Podcasts

Two new podcasts are now available on Soundcloud … more

AAWP/ASSF Short Story Prize 2017

Win a trip to the Australian Short Story Festival in Adelaide … more

Varuna Residential Fellowships for Writers & Illustrators 2018

Fellowships include full board and accommodation … more

Blake Publishing seeking non-fiction submissions

Opportunity to write for an educational publisher … more

The Matador Review seeks Fall 2017 submissions

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

Voiceworks Issue #109 - Accepting submissions!

Young writers! Get your poem, essay, fiction or art in for their 109th issue! … more

Overland's 2017 Fair Australia Prize

Closes 31 August 2017 … more

Writers Bloc Online Courses

Check out these free online courses via Writers Bloc! … more

AlburyCity Short Story Award 2017

The theme is 'shadows' … more

The Joyce Parkes Women's Writers' Prize

Sponsored by The Australian Irish Heritage Association. Open to all Aus. women … more

The Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize

Sponsored by The Australian-Irish Heritage Association … more

Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Short Story Award 2017

The Stringybark team are seeking stories with ONE cliché … more

Curtin University's Stage One 2017 accepting Expressions of Interest

Calling all playwrights! This is an opportunity closes 30 June! … more

The 2017 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

Environmental poets! Entries are open until 14 July 2017 … more

The 10 Best Writers' Festivals in WA

WA's 10 best writers festivals listed in the latest issue of Horizons magazine … more

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

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The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition 2018

Open to high school students Australia-wide....

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ARKfest Short Play Competition 2018

Seeking playwrights Australia-wide. Submission...

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Mandurah Readers & Writers Festival 2017

Back for another year! Check out our Festivals...