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The Russell Prize for Humour Writing 2017

Now open for entries! … more

The 2017 Griffin Award

Now accepting submissions … more

frankie's Good Stuff Awards

frankie has created a great opportunity for writers and creatives alike … more

Seizure's Viva La Novella Competition

It's that time of year again! Seizure is currently accepting submissions … more

Avon Valley Writers Group

Living in Northam and love writing? Look no further! … more

The 2017 Kat Muscat Fellowship

Applications are now open for young writers … more

Walker Books Australia announces 'Walker Wednesday'

Launching soon … more

The Lifted Brow are seeking translated submissions

If you are translating a work from a language that is underrepresented, submit … more

Writing Matters

Support our campaign: Invest in WA writing and publishing … more

The 2017 Somerset National Novella Writing Competition

Calling all young writers! Get your entries in before 2 December … more

The 2017 Somerset National Poetry Prize

Calling all poets under the age of 19! Get your entries in before 9 December … more

Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest

Calling all female poets over the age of 18! … more

Contribute to Westerly Magazine

The deadline for the July edition is 31 March 2017 … more

Veronica Online Literary Magazine seeking submissions

This new online literary magazine is seeking your submissions! … more

ABR Gender Fellowship

Australian Book Review are delighted to offer the ABR Gender Fellowship … more

Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back seeking submissions

The Griffith Review are seeking submissions for their 56th issue … more

International Invitation for Nil Production Screenwriting Competition

You're invited to participate in this international screenwriting competition! … more

Smart For A Girl: Roar

Calling all female screenwriters! Check this opportunity out! … more

Wundor Short Story Contest 2017

Seeking novellas, short stories and flash fiction … more

Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2017

Accepting poems that deal with any aspect of nature and place … more

Word for Word: Podcast by Macquarie Dictionary

The first episode is now available for listening … more

Jim Hamilton Award for Unpublished Manuscript

Currently accepting entries and sponsored by Margaret River Press … more

2016 Rhonda Jankovic Literary Awards

Currently accepting submissions with the theme of social justice … more

Fish Short Story Contest

Currently seeking submissions … more

Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2017

Currently seeking submissions and open to Australian residents … more

The Nine Dots Prize

The Nine Dots Prize is seeking submissions to answer a societal issue … more

Junior Writers Club Short Story Competition

Calling all aspiring kid writers! Here's a great opportunity for you! … more

The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Now open for entries! Get them in today! … more

2016 Hal Porter Short Story Competition

Australian writers are invited to enter a short story, written in any style... … more

The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest

International submissions are acceptable for this contest … more

Bundanon-Red Gate Artist Exchange - applications open!

Applications are open for this great opportunity in Beijing for an artist … more

Submissions for The Horne Prize are closing soon

Get your submissions in before it's too late! … more

Love to Read Local competition results

Thanks to everyone who entered … more

Westerly Special Issue: 'New Creative'

Westerly has launched a new special online issue. Get yours today! … more

Homer is accepting submissions

If you have a memoir or personal essay to share, here's an opportunity for you … more

Pocketdocs: Running with Scissors

ABC RN has launched their annual writing and audio competition. … more

AWG Prime Time 2016

Have you got an original script or idea for a TV series? Here's an opportunity … more

ASA Emerging Writers' and Illustrators' Mentorship Program 2017

Entries open 14 October 2016 at 9am AEST … more

Regional Arts Partnership Program (RAPP)

Expressions of interest are open until 19 October 2016 … more

'The Business of Writing' paper - now available

Juliet's paper is now available for download … more

The Jan Michalski Foundation Writing Residency

Where's a better way to write than in a Swiss treehouse! Apply now! … more

2016 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

Calling emerging poets! A great opportunity for you! … more

The Best of Times Short Story Competition #22

The Best of Times short story competition #22 is now calling for entries … more

Calling all bush poets for the 2017 Blackened Billy Verse Competition

Writers of Bush verse are invited to compete! … more

Readings Young Adult Book Prize

Readings is delighted to announce their third literary prize for 2017 … more

Carnival Hours Play

Aspiring regional playwrights! Check out this great opportunity … more

The Footpath Library's 2016 Epic! Short Story Competition

For primary and secondary students across the country. … more

WritingWA supports Indigenous literacy

More than 70 copies of Near & Dear were donated to school children … more

Win a Weekend Ticket to the Avon Valley R&W Festival!

Win a weekend ticket to the Avon Valley Readers and Writers Festival! … more

Xoum Publishing Launches $5000 Romance Prize

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Get your kids involved in the BtN Welcome Book!

Kids! Get involved in welcoming a refugee child to Australia today! … more

The Ampersand Prize 2016 - opening soon

Get ready for 1 September when submissions will be accepted … more

Non-fiction Submissions for Big Sky Publishing

Big Sky Publishing currently accepts unsolicited non-fiction manuscripts … more

The Fair Australia Prize

Entries are now open for the Fair Australia Prize … more

Department of Culture and the Arts Grants

Check out some of the rounds that are now open or are opening soon … more

Young Writers! Voiceworks seeking submissions!

Calling all young writers and artists! Voiceworks is currently seeking entries … more

The Flora Smith Encouragement Award for WA Poets

The KSP Writers' Centre is pleased to announce the launch of the Flora Smith... … more

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Entries are now open for The Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2017 … more

Tune in to Toolkits Live!

Express Media is proud to present Toolkits, a series of online writing programs … more

Field of Words Short Story Competition - round 2 open!

Round 2 is now open until November 30 2016 … more

US$6000 Grants for Writers & Artists with children

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering awards of up to US$6000 … more

The Manchester Fiction Prize

The 2016 Manchester Fiction Prize is now open to online and postal entries … more

The Manchester Poetry Prize

The 2016 Manchester Poetry Prize is now open to online and postal entries … more

The Horne Prize

2016 entries are now open The Horne Prize … more

The Lifted Brow is calling for submissions!

The Lifted Brow is now open to manuscript submissions … more

KSP Short Fiction Competition

KSP Writers' Centre is now accepting submissions … more

KSP Speculative Fiction Competition

KSP Writers' Centre is now accepting submissions … more

The 2016 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize

Now in its 21st year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize remembers Tasmania's most... … more

"Wish Upon a Star" Anthology seeking submissions

This is a chance for writers of the South Pacific to shine … more

Margaret River Press Short Story Competition 2017 - now open!

The Margaret River Press Short Story Competition 2017 is accepting submissions … more

Call for scripts! - Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival

Moogahlin Performing Arts is looking for 6 new scripts from across the continent … more

2016 Ron Pretty Poetry Prize - now open!

Submissions for the 2016 Ron Pretty Poetry Prize are now open! … more

Overland Seeking Fiction for Special Issue

Overland is looking for fiction for its next special issue, The idea of women. … more

Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival is Open

Bunbury's writing for performance competition and festival is now open. … more

Red Room Poetry Object Competition

Red Room Poetry Object invites young writers and their teachers to submit poems … more

Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowships

The Copyright Agency has two opportunities open for authors and publishers … more

Copyright Agency Author Fellowship

The Copyright Agency has two opportunities open for authors and publishers … more

Heywire Competition Open!

Young regional writers! The 2016 Heywire Competition is open now … more

International Residencies Program - Rome

Applications for the 2017-18 International Residencies Program are now open … more

Hachette Mentoring Program exceeds expectations in Western Australia.

The program has produced outcomes for three emerging WA writers. … more

Right Now Journal - ongoing call for submissions

Right Now Journal are seeking ongoing submissions … more

Varuna Residential Fellowships for Writers & Illustrators 2017

Each year Varuna awards at least 25 Residential Fellowships … more

Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition - submissions open!

This annual short story competition is open to writers from around the world … more

The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Award - now open!

The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Award 2016 is now calling for entries … more

OutStanding Short Story Competition - now open!

Australia’s premier LGBTIQ creative writing competition is now open … more

Serenity Press Writing Retreat

Imagine yourself on a writing retreat in a castle or a manor house in Ireland … more

Great Southern Haiku competition

If you are in Year Six, this competition is for you! … more

The Great Big Book Club Tour is coming to a library near you!

Be sure to keep up to date with Fremantle Press' exciting book club tour … more

Australian Society of Authors Election 'Cheat Sheet' available

ASA have created a cheat sheet for the upcoming Federal election … more

2016 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose - now open!

Writers of all ages and experience are encouraged to enter … more

The Olga Masters Short Story Award - now open!

The third annual Olga Masters Short Story Award is now calling for entries … more

Redgum Young Writers Award - submissions open!

Young authors aged between 9 to 13years of age are invited … more

Westerly Writers' Development Program - applications open!

Westerly Magazine is excited to announce their Writers’ Development Program! … more

University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize

The University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize submissions are open … more

DCA Fellowship Applications Updated Details

Make sure to check these details before submitting your application … more

Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships

Nominations are open for the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships … more

Visible Ink launches Flash Friday Fiction

Visible Ink is excited to launch a new website-only flash fiction initiative. … more

Author Linda J. Bettenay is available to talk to your book club!

Be sure to check out her latest book and book her in for your group or club! … more

Mandurah Libraries Book Clubs looking for new members

Calling for all Mandurah readers! … more

Bunbury - Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival

Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival will open on 30 June 2016. … more

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