Yorke Peninsula Writers Group

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Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2014

Closing date: 15th December 2014

Five Islands Press

Genres: Poetry,

The prize is named in honour of the distinguished Australian poet Ron Pretty, who founded Five Islands Press in 1986. Keep reading…

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Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Closing date: 15th December 2014

Australian Book Review

Genres: Major prize, Poetry,

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the eleventh Peter Porter Poetry Prize. The Porter Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$7,500, is open until 15 December 2014.

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Tethered by Letters’ Fall Literary Contests

Closing date: 15th December 2014

Genres: Flash fiction, Poetry, Short story,

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem).

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Website | Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

Tom Collins Poetry Prize

Closing date: 15th December 2014

Genres: Poetry,

Inviting poems up to 60 lines in length.

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Tom Collins Poetry Prize

Closing date: 15th December 2014

Fellowship of Australian Writers WA

Genres: Poetry,

Inviting poems up to 60 lines in length. Prizes: First $1000, Second $400, 4 x Highly Commended $150, 4 x Commended.
Entry Fee: $10 for one poem, $15 for two, $20 for three.

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First Crime Novel Competition

Closing date: 15th December 2014

Genres: Fiction, Major prize,

PRIZES: Advance against royalties of $10,000

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Website | MB-MWAFirstCrimeNovelCompetition@StMartins.com

Literary Laundry

Closing date: 15th December 2014

Genres: Poetry,

PRIZES: $500 for best poem

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Somerset National Poetry Prize

Closing date: 19th December 2014

Genres: Poetry,

For secondary school students, this prize aims to inspire and enrich youth literature. For more details go to the Somerset website

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New Voices Young Writers Competition

Closing date: 20th December 2014

Genres: Poetry, Short story,

DETAILS: Open to Writers aged 11-14 (middle school) or 15-18 (high school). Poetry, nonfiction, short stories. Middle School: Poetry
20 lines maximum, prose 750 words max; High school: Poetry 30 lines, prose 1,000 words.

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2015 Joanne Burns Micro-lit Award : OUT OF PLACE competition

Closing date: 21st December 2014

Genres: Flash fiction,

We are looking for screen-sized literature (up to 200 words in no more than two paragraphs). Theme: Out of Place.

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Dead of Winter Horror Contest

Closing date: 21st December 2014

Genres: Short story,

The judges prefer gothic, dark fantasy, erotic horror (PG-13 max), noir, psychological horror, quiet/soft horror, and
suspense horror.

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Website | editors@toasted-cheese.com

The 2015 Joanne Burns Micro-lit Award

Closing date: 21st December 2014

Spineless Wonders

Genres: Flash fiction,

Theme: Out of Place
Judge: KIRSTEN TRANTER
First prize: $300
Length: 200 words max.
Entry fee: $7.00 per entry

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The Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize

Closing date: 24th December 2014

Genres: Non fiction,

The $5,000 award is for an essay between 3,000 and 5,000 words in the genre of ‘Writing of Place’ and the winning essay will be published in the Australian Book Review.

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The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

Closing date: 31st December 2014

The Moth

Genres: Poetry,

Run in conjunction with The Moth magazine, there are four cash prizes for a single unpublished poem – €10,000 for the overall winner and three runner-up prizes of €1,000.

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Short and Twisted 2015

Closing date: 31st December 2014

Celapene Press

Genres: Flash fiction, Poetry, Short story,

Short and Twisted 2015 is an annual anthology of short stories and poetry with a twist at the end.

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Closing date: 31st December 2014

Genres: Fiction, Poetry,

For outstanding works that contribute to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human
cultures. Poetry books may be entered under the fiction category.

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Website | http://www.anisfield-wolf.org/submissions/submission-guidelines/

Eric Hoffer Award For Prose

Closing date: 31st December 2014

Genres: Fiction, Non fiction,

Open to short works of fiction and creative nonfiction, to 10,000 words, unpublished (do not submit if published online).

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Website | info@hofferaward.com

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

Closing date: 31st December 2014

Genres: Fiction,

All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror with fantastic elements, 17,000 words max.

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Website | http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/

100-Word Story Competition 2014

Closing date: 31st December 2014

Australia Reader's Digest

Genres: Flash fiction,

Our 100-word-story competition was a huge hit when we launched it last year, so we’ve decided to do it again! It’s a chance at publishing glory for all you budding authors out there – as long as you can write a compelling story in just 100 words.

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6th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Closing date: 1st January 2015

SpiritFirst.org

Genres: Poetry,

Spirit First is pleased to announce its 6th annual meditation poetry contest.

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Website | Meditate@SpiritFirst.org

Stringybark Short Story Award 2014

Closing date: 18th January 2015

Genres: Fiction, Short story,

Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its latest short fiction award with over $860 in cash and books available to the best entries.

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The Book Illustration Competition

Closing date: 19th January 2015

The Book Illustration Competition is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society that seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration, and is open to illustrators over the age of 18 from all around the world.

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Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay

Closing date: 19th January 2015

The Australian Book Review

Genres: Essay,

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the ninth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, Australia’s premier prize for a non-fiction essay.

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Website | editor@australianbookreview.com.au

ADELAIDE PLAINS POETS “CLIMATE”

Closing date: 24th January 2015

Genres: Poetry,

The Poetry Competition closes for entries on 24 January 2015. Results will be announced at the Gawler Poets at the Pub Poetry Reading on 29 March 2015. Winners will be invited to read winning entries at the Poetry Reading on the day.

Website | jeebers@aussiebb.com.au

One-Act Playwriting Competition

Closing date: 31st January 2015

Genres: Stage/screen,

Aspiring and established playwrights are invited to submit unpublished one-act play scripts to the third annual Toowoomba Repertory Theatre One-Act Play Writing Competition. Best play will receive a prize of $2000.

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The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2015

Closing date: 31st January 2015

Genres: Short story,

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme.

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E.J Brady 2014-15 short story competition

Closing date: 31st January 2015

Mallacoota Arts Council

Genres: Short story,

Entries are invited for the E.J Brady 2014-15 short story competition.

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Eyre Writers Literary Awards

Closing date: 31st January 2015

Eyre Writers

Genres: Essay, Fiction, Non fiction, Poetry, Short story,

Eyre Writers Inc. of Eyre Peninsula SA invite you to enter our annual Literary Awards.

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The ESU-Roly Sussex Short Story Award 2015

Closing date: 28th February 2015

The English Speaking Union (QLD)

Genres: Short story,

The Competition is designed to foster original creative writing of outstanding quality, including experimental, challenging or thought provoking work.

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Website | esu@lrv.net.au

The Rialto Nature Poetry Competition

Closing date: 1st March 2015

Genres: Poetry,

As well as offering poets the chance to win considerable cash prizes and publication of their poems, the competition will raise money for conservation and poetry.

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The 2015 Tabor Adelaide Creative Writing Awards

Closing date: 6th March 2015

Genres: Poetry, Short story,

After the huge success of last year’s competition, Tabor Adelaide is proud to present the 2015 Tabor Adelaide Creative Writing Awards.

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W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia

Closing date: 31st March 2015

Genres: Poetry,

Poetry, open theme and style up to 50 lines. Entry fees: $8.50 first entry, $5.50 each additional poem. Prizes: 1st $500; 2nd $100 and commendation certificates.

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2015 Bristol Short Story Prize

Closing date: 30th April 2015

Genres: Short story,

The Bristol Short Story Prize aims to publish great short stories and promote the stories and writers as much as possible.

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Polestar Literary Prize 2015

Closing date: 30th June 2015

Polestar Writers' Journal

Genres: Poetry, Short story,

There is a total of $200 prize money to be won, divided between a winning short story and a winning poem. The winning entries will be published in a special Christmas edition of Polestar in 2015. Other entries may also be chosen for publication.

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Website | tonihildebrand@hotmail.com

 

Or try your hand at submitting a poem in your local paper

Poets Corner

via email to editorial@ypct.com.au

or post to

Po Box 246, Kadina SA 5554 

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Good luck and have fun and remember this months Quote

I am a nobody

Nobody is perfect

 Therefore, I am perfect 

 

 

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