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.

Prose:

Closing dates for upcoming prose competitions:

28th May 2018, 8pm EST Grieve Writing Competition – Prose, $1500 (500 words), $16.50 online entry

1st June 2018 Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize 2018, $1000 (3000 words), $20 online entry

Poetry:

Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions:

28th May 2018, 8pm EST Grieve Writing Competition – Poetry, $1500 (36 lines), $16.50 online entry

1st June 2018 The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize, $2500 (50 lines), $6.00 online entry

11th June 2018 Newcastle Poetry Prize, $15,000 (200 lines), $33.00 online entry

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