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:

1st October 2022 Noosa Arts Playwriting Competition, $5000, (30-45 minutes), $40 online entry

28th October 2022 Odyssey House Victoria Short Story Competition, Family Secrets, reference alcohol or drugs, $1,000 (1500 words), $10 online entry

1st November 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, £5000, (2000-5000 words)

14th November 2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize on travel, $5000, (3000 words), $20 online entry


Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

3rd October 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, $6000 (70 lines), $25 online entry

14th November 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize, $6000 (80 lines), $20 online entry