Writing Opportunities for October

You can also read editor Dylan’s blog post for more upcoming literary events local to Perth and Western Australia

2017 WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writers’ Fellowships

The 2017 Western Sydney Emerging Writers’ Fellowships offers 3 Fellowships of $4,000 each to emerging writers aged 16 years and over from the Greater Western Sydney region. Closing 9th October.

Margaret River Short Story Award

Accepting open-theme short stories up to 3,000 words, entry is $15 each and $10 for additional entries. Electronic copies are not accepted, and all entries must be post-marked by 10th October.

Arkansas International Emerging Writer’s Prize for Fiction

Seeking prose fiction work up to 7,500 words, US$20 entry fee per submission. Closing 15th October.

Voiceworks Issue #110 art and comics submissions & pitches

Voiceworks is seeking art and comics submissions for their 110th issue, themed ‘Immunity’. The deadline for submissions is 15th October.

Deborah Cass Prize

Seeking a writing sample of up to 3,000 words from early career writers who were either born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. Closing 16th October.

Glen Phillips Poetry Prize 2017

The competition has an open theme and entrants may submit poetry up to a maximum of 50 lines. Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition. Closing 20th October.

Kathy Fish Fellowship for Flash Fiction Writers

The winner of this fellowship will act as a writer-in-residence, with their flash fiction appearing in every issue of the magazine next year. As it is a virtual position, the fellowship is open to writers based anywhere in the world. All applications will cost US$5. Closing 31st October.

XO Romance Prize

Seeking manuscripts of adult contemporary romance between 70,000 and 120,000 words in length. Entrants must normally be residents of Australia or New Zealand and aged 18 years and over. Closing 31st October.

Elle Australia Short Story Competition

Seeking original fiction submissions up to 4,000 words, open topic. Closing 3rd November.

Odyssey House Courage Short Story Competition

Seeking submissions of up to 1,500 words centred on the theme of ‘Courage’. Stories must make a reference to alcohol or drugs, and entry is AU$10. Closing 3rd November.

The Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel

Open to citizens and residents of New Zealand, the winner will receive a contract for world rights from Text Publishing, and an advance of NZ$10,000. Submissions must be received by 20th November.

Two Sylvias Press 2017 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize

A prize open for women over 50 years of age (established or emerging poets). Seeking submissions of 60-100 pages of poems. Closing 30th November.

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