Writing Opportunities for March 2018

Western Australia Museum – WA in Words

What novels, poems, plays or song lyrics paint a literary picture of Western Australia? 

The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

Open in two categories: prize for best published adventure novel and a prize for best unpublished manuscript by a debut author. Closing 12th March. 

The Author of Tomorrow Award

Accepting fiction stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words – authors must be 21 years old or under. Closing 12th March.

Neo Perennial Press – Heroines Anthology

“Heroines will tell the tales of mythic women through old tales retold or reimagined, lost tales found, and stories newly born.” Accepting prose and short story submissions up to 5,000 words, and poetry can be of ‘any reasonable length’, but is limited to five poems per submission. Taking submissions until 15th March.

2018 TAG Hungerford Award

Sponsored by City of Fremantle, Fremantle Library, The West Australian and Fremantle Press. Accepted unpublished manuscripts by an unpublished Western Australian author for a work of adult fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction. Closing 16th March.

Peter Carey Short Story Award 2018

Seeking short stories 2,000-3,000 words long. Closing 26th March.

Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Competition

Seeking entries up to 600 words, categories are Open Theme and Novice Writer Award. Closing 30th March. 

Verse & Short Story Competition for the Henry Lawson Festival

Categories in poetry and short stories, each with different classes, including primary and high school students, humorous verse, free verse, traditional verse, and so on – see entry form for details. Closes 29th March.

2018 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award

Seeking unpublished manuscripts of adult fiction and adult narrative non-fiction. Entrants must have a full-year KYD Membership at the time of submission. Submissions close 31st March.

Emerging Indigenous Writers Fellowship

Open to emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers with an interest in current events, ethics, and social justice. Applications close 31st March.

Wergle Flomp Humour Poetry

Seeking humorous poetry up to 250 lines, no entry fee, closing 1st April.

Monash Undergraduate Prize in Creative Writing

This prize seeks entries of 1,500-3,000 words of creative writing, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and short stories on any theme. Open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in Australia or New Zealand – a course code and student number are required to submit. Closing 15th April.

Voiceworks issue #112: Drag

Inspired by the theme ‘Drag, Voiceworks magazine is seeking pitches and pieces from writers under 25: nonfiction pitches are due 18th March, fiction, poetry and completed nonfiction are due 1st April, and art and comics pitches are due 29th April.

Underground Team

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