Please note that the Literary Awards and Competitions information below is not guaranteed to be accurate and you should always check the relevant website link for latest details. Contact us if you know of a competition you think should be added to this list or if you find any errors.

FAW competitions

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Closing dates for upcoming prose competitions:

14th April 2021 8pm Newcastle Short Story Award, $3000, (2000 words), $16.50 online entry

26th May 2021, 8pm EST Grieve Writing Competition - Prose, $2000 (500 words), $16.50 online entry

3rd May 2021 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, $6,000 (2000-5000 words), $25 online entry


Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

26th May 2021, 8pm EST Grieve Writing Competition - Poetry, $2000 (36 lines), $16.50 online entry

28th May 2021 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest, $500 (less than 40 lines), $10.00 online entry

5th July 2021, 5pm EST Australian Catholic University Poetry Prize with theme "Resilience", $10,000 (80 lines), $25.00 online or snail mail entry