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:

15th December 2021 Djillong Short Story Competition, $1000, (3000-5000 words), $20 entry

20th December 2021 Nelma Sidney Short Story Prize on travel, $5000, (3000 words), $20 online entry

17th January 2022 Calibre Essay Prize, $5000, (2000-5000 words), $25 online entry

14th February 2022 Tasmanian Writer's Prize, $500, (3000 words), $20 entry


Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

9th December 2021 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, $2000 (20-100 lines), $16.50 online entry

15th December 2021 Tom Collins Poetry Prize, $1000 (60 lines), $12 online entry

20th December 2021 Judith Wright Poetry Prize, $6000 (80 lines), $20 online entry