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Prose:Closing dates for upcoming prose competitions:
27th September 2020 Stringybark Times Past Award, $350, (1500 words), $14 online entry
31st October 2020 Wyong Writers Open Competition – short story set in pandemic, $100, (500 words), $5 entry
16th November 2020 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize travel theme, $5000, (3000 words), $20 online entry
4th December 2020 FOR PEOPLE UNDER 19 YEARS OLD as at 4th Dec 2020 Somerset Storyfest - Novella Competition, $2500 (8,000 - 20,000 words), $20 online entry
Poetry:Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:
1st October 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, $6000 (70 lines), $25 online entry
16th November 2020 Judith Wright Poetry Prize , $6000 (80 lines), $20 online entry
4th December 2020 FOR PEOPLE UNDER 19 YEARS OLD as at 4th Dec 2020, COMPETITION OPENS 7th July 2020 Somerset Storyfest - Poetry Prize, $300 (50 lines), $15 online entry