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:

15th January 2018 2018 Calibre Essay Prize, $5,000 (3000 – 6000 words), $25 online entry

31st January 2018 The Hope Prize short story competition, $10,000 (2000 – 5000 words), email or snail mail entry

5th February 2018 Newcastle Short Story Award, $3,000 (2000 words), $16.50 online entry

18th February 2018 Tasmanian Writers Prize on “Island” theme, $500 (3000 words), $20 email/snail mail entry


Closing dates for upcoming poetry competitions: