of these competitions and opportunities
does not imply that SWWVic
endorses any of them.
To find competitions closing in a particular month, click on the
January | February | March | April
| June | July
| September |October
| November |
December | 2014 |
FOR WRITERS' FESTIVALS AND OPPORTUNITIES OTHER
THAN COMPETITIONS GO TO Opportunities
For competitions held by SWWV, click
For results of competitions held by SWWV go to
updated: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
a Competition Today
Entering competitions or submitting work for
magazine publication is a great way to measure your progress and can often
lead to invaluable feedback on your work. Writing, polishing and sending
your work in to be considered is good work practice and deadlines help the
Five tips for entering competitions:
1. Always check the website or
contact the organisers well in advance to confirm submission procedures
and closing dates.
2. Make sure the fees are appropriate for the competition ($5 - $15 is
3. Make sure your work fits the criteria of the competition - you might
have a winning story but it wonít get a look in if there are too many
4. Always have another person read your work before you send it, sometimes
there are silly mistakes you might have missed. Writerís workshops are
great for polishing up work.
5. Donít just send in one story to one competition - keep the ball
rolling: send continually. Grab a copy of The Australian Writerís
Marketplace from your local bookstore; it has all the competitions,
awards, fellowships and publication information you could need from all
SWWVic do their best to confirm that all competition and opportunity details
contained here are correct, we take no responsibility for inaccurate
information sent either to us or on websites. The onus is on individual
writers to confirm submission guidelines and closure dates before they submit.
that occur monthly or call for submission for publication, can be found on
the Opportunities page.