Competitions

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

Click for current FAW (NSW) competitions.

Prose:

Closing dates for upcoming prose competitions:

19th August 2021, 5pm Lane Cove Literary Awards, $2,000 for short story, $1,500 for memoir (3000 words for short story, 2000 words for memoir), $15 online entry

30th August 2021 Woollahra Digital Literary Award, $2,500 (3,000 - 30,000 words), $12 online entry

31st August 2021 joanne burns Microlit Award, $300 (200 words), travel theme, $15 online entry

30th September 2021, 5pm Roly Sussex Short Story Competition, $7,500 (3000 words), $60 online entry

5th November 2021 Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition, reference alcohol or drugs, $1,000 (1500 words), $10 online entry

Poetry:

Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

19th August 2021, 5pm Lane Cove Literary Awards, $1,500 (1000 words, 50 lines), $15 online entry

23rd August 2021 Island Poetry Issue publication

4th October 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, $6000 (70 lines), $25 online entry