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:

3rd June 2019 VU Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers, $6000, (3000 words), $20 online entry

30th August 2019 5pm Boroondara Open Short Story, $1500, (1500-3000 words), FREE online entry


Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

31st May 2019 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest, $500 (40 lines), $10.00 online entry

12th June 2019 8pm Newcastle Poetry Prize, $15,000, (200 lines), $33 online entry

28th June 2019 Ros Spencer Poetry Contest, $700, (60 lines), $10 online entry

8th July 2019, 5pm EST Australian Catholic University Poetry Prize with theme "Solace", $10,000 (80 lines), $25.00 online or snail mail entry