Current competitions

Hal Porter Short Story Competition

Closing Date: 15 December 2017
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
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Submission Guidelines & Conditions of Entry 1. This competition began 24 years ago. Australian writers are invited to enter a short story, written in any style for the first prize of $1000. Manuscripts must be original works, in English, and must not have been previously accepted for publication, which includes websites. Any style of story is acceptable. No entry form is necessary. Shortlisted writers will receive UQP publications. Stories will not be returned. 2. Entries must be typed and on one side of A4 sized paper. They must not exceed 2,500 words and only the title of the story, not… read more

The Hope Prise

Closing Date: 31 January 2018
Entry Fee: No
Prizes Offered: Yes
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The prize aims to explore resilience in the face of poverty and disadvantage, encouraging Australian writers to look beyond common stereotypes to investigate the strengths that people show in dealing with hardship, whose voices are rarely heard. Short stories entered for The Hope Prize can be fiction or fact. Whatever the genre, the story submitted must convey the experience of people facing hardship in their lives. The total prize pool is $17,500, while two Women’s Writing Career Development Scholarships — of $5,000 each — will also be awarded. Authors must be Australian residents and entries must be between 2000 and… read more

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