Closing July to August 2013
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Stringybark Times Past Short Story Award is presented to the author of the best
story based upon a real experience.
Prizes worth more than $800 will be awarded.
- max. 50 lines
2. Short Story - max. 2500 words
3. Article - max. 2000 words
$5.00 per entry, 3 entries for $12.00
$5.00 per entry, 3 entries for $12.00
Prizes: First prize $200, 2nd prize $100.
Information and entry form: www.swwvic.net.au
in its 14th year, this prize for an unpublished poem (or suite of poems) of 100
or less comes with a total value of $4000.
Open theme. Prizes $1,000, $500 and $300
and Entry form to print out from our website.
Closes 10 July 2013
celebrate this year's Write Around the Murray festival,
entries should respond to the theme "Australian Voices".
prize for this award is $1000.
winner will be judged by Tony Birch, Writers Victoria tutor and the
festival's 2013 Book of the Festival author.
your poetry, short stories and songs for a chance to win cash prizes
and recognition from Brimbank City Council.
is open to writers who live, work or study in Brimbank.
Writers Awards entries:
Closes 12 July
your short story of up to 3000 words in this competition administered by
Fellowship of Australian Writers Peninsula Region.
prize is $500.
Cancer Council Arts Awards are open to anyone nationally
who has been affected by cancer ? directly or indirectly.
categories include poetry, short story and film.
are awarded to an outstanding, highly commended and
commended entry in each category, with outstanding entrants awarded a $1000 cash prize.
Council Arts Awards entries: http://www.artsawards.com.au/default.asp
Closes 29 July
annual Elyne Mitchell Rural Writing Award commemorates the work of Elyne
author of The Silver Brumby, and aims to encourage writing about the Australian rural landscape.
Open to women only, the award has a first prize of $1000.
addition, to coincide with 2013 being the centenary of Mitchell's birth,
HarperCollins has offered a new rural memoir award. First prize is $1000.
writing award entries at http://www.elynemitchell.com/
Closes 5 p.m. 31 July 2013`
Carmel Bird Short Story Award Competition
encourages you to be inspired by Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, by its mood,
themes, characters, settings, symbols, liberal ideas, strangeness and openness;
but you should also ponder the zone in relation to your own particular, Australian, context.
This competition invites zone-style, or zone-inspired stories from the bottom of the world.
Ghost stories, tales of the uncanny, unexpected and the mysterious are all welcome.
First prize will be $500, and
all stories will be considered for publication in the Spineless Wonders short
WordFest 2013 Short Story Competition
your short story, up to 2000 words, for a chance to win the $500 first prize.
Short story competition entries:
Closes 3 August
Blue Life Writing Competition
inaugral Melaleuca Blue Life Writing Competition is in memory of
writer, actress and director Jo Peirce (Mary Rosaire O’Gorman)
and her mother, the prolific story teller, Bridget O’Gorman.
The competition's categories includes Best Overall Life Writing Piece (all genres),
Best Humour, Best Religious Theme, Best Memoir 1970s and earlier, Best Memoir 1980s to now,
Best Letter and Best Monologue.
Competition entries: http://lifewriting.info/
Closes 14 August
2013 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers
2013 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers is now open for entries.
Young writers under the age of 25 are encouraged to enter the competition to share in $5,500 in prize money
and have the opportunity to be published online and in the December issue ofVoiceworks magazine.
The prize is judged by John Marsden himself, who also donates the cash prize.
John Marsden Prize entries:
Closes 19 August
LORD MAYOR'S CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS
Dorothy Porter Award for Poetry
Graphic Short Story
to the value of $1,000 will be awarded in each category.
The main prize - the Lord Mayor's Award of $5,000 - is chosen from a shortlist made up of the winners
of each of the five categories.
out more at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/melbournelibraryservice
Closes: 6 p.m. Saturday 31 August 112013
Short Story Competition
Coast Writers’ Workshops is hosting a short story competition with the theme
"What a week it's been...".
prize is a $250 voucher toward production of your book and $100 cash.
word limit for entries is 1500.
BOROONDARA LITERARY AWARDS
Open Short Story. between 1500 and 3000 words.
Must be an original unpublished work.
Entries are open to all residents in Australia.
The prizes are as follows:
Four highly commended works: $50 each.
Best entry by a Boroondara resident: $500
Further details can be found on the website at www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/libraries/boroondara-literary-awards
31 August 2013