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:

31st August 2018 Boroondara Literary Awards, $1500 (1500-3000 words), free online entry

22nd August 2018 Lane Cove Literary Awards, $1500-$2000

28th September 2018 Margaret River Short Story Competition, $500 (3000 words), $15 online entry

2nd November 2018 Odyssey House Short Story Competition, theme of Reflection, reference alcohol or drugs, $1,000 (1500 words), $10 online or snail mail entry


Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

20th July 2018, 5pm EST Australian Catholic University Poetry Prize with theme “Empathy”, $10,000 (80 lines), $25.00 online or snail mail entry

22nd August 2018 Lane Cove Literary Awards, $1500