Literary Awards and 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.


Closing dates for upcoming prose competitions:

3rd November 2017 Odyssey House Short Story Competition on Courage, $1000, (1500 words), $10 online entry

5th November 2017 Stringybark Malicious Mysteries Award 2017, $500, (1500 words), $12 email entry

19th November 2017 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, $4,000, (3000 words), $20 online entry

15th December 2017 Hal Porter Short Story Competition, $1000, (2500 words), $10 mail entry

15th January 2018 2018 Calibre Essay Prize, $5,000 (3000 – 6000 words), $25 online entry

31st January 2018 The Hope Prize short story competition, $10,000 (2000 – 5000 words), email or snail mail entry


Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

19th November 2017 Judith Wright Poetry Prize, $6,000, (80 lines), $20 online entry

3rd December 2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, $5000, (75 lines), $25 online entry