Writing Opportunities for September 2018
Big Sky Publishing is currently accepting unsolicited non-fiction manuscripts in the genres of history, military history, true crime, current affairs, self-help, health, business, autobiography and biography, humour, and lifestyle.
Bloodhound Books is currently accepting submissions of crime and mystery thriller manuscripts. Manuscripts must be at least 60,000 words and in the genres of grit lit, crime fiction, suspense, mystery, domestic noir, and psychological thrillers and chillers.
KSP Short Fiction Competition
Seeking open-theme short stories in Youth and Adult categories. Youth has a maximum of 2,000 words and is free to enter for 10-18 year olds, and Adult has a maximum of 2,500 words and is $10 to enter. Submissions close 7th September.
Ian Potter Cultural Fund Grants
The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. The current round closes 11th September
Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund Round 3
Round 3 of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund is currently open to emerging, mid-career and established Australian writers and literary sector writers. Applications for grants close 13th September.
KSP Poetry Competition
Seeking open-theme poems in three categories: Youth, Adult, and the Annette Cameron Encouragement Award. Maximum 50 lines for each, and entry fees apply to all but the Youth categories. Submissions close 21st September.
2018 Australian Poetry Slam State Final
To be held at the State Library of Victoria on 21st September.
Poetry Object 2018
For students and teachers year 3-10, Poetry Object invites young writers to create, publish and submit poems inspired by special objects. Closing 28th September
Margaret River Press Short Story Competition 2019
With an open theme, seeking short stories up to 3,000 words. Entry is AUD$15 for the first entry and AUD$10 for subsequent entries. Closing 28th September
Citizen Writes Project
Aimed at culturally and linguistically diverse emerging writers, the Citizen Writes project is a 4-week creative writing program designed to empower diverse writers to craft engaging stories on three themes: Family, Futures and Connections. The workshops will be held through February 2019, and is only open for unpublished (full-length) culturally and linguistically diverse writers currently under-represented in Australia aged 18 and above, and currently living in NSW. Closing date for expressions of interest is 30th September.
Mornington Peninsula Writing Prize 2018
Short Story and Poetry Competitions open now. Poetry: Up to 50 lines. Short story: Up to 3000 words. Open theme: $5.00 per entry. Prize: $100 and publication in 2019 Anthology in each category. Closing 30th September
Currently accepting fiction and poetry submissions that defy categorisation for their second issue. Closing 30th September.
Echidna Tracks Haiku journal
Taking haiku submissions in October and May.
KSP Short Non-Fiction Competition
Seeking submissions on the theme ‘Desire to Escape’ in Youth and Adult categories. Youth has a maximum of 1,000 words and is free to enter for 10-18 year olds, and Adult has a maximum of 2,500 words and is $10 to enter. Submissions close 5th October.
International Screenwriting Competition
International Screenwriting Competition is a project organised by Nil Production Corporate, and is a part of International Filmmaker Festival of New York. Screenwriters can apply with a feature film script or short film script. Cash prizes on offer. Submissions close Friday 5 October.
Talem Press: Manuscript submissions open
The Writer’s Edit imprint Talem Press is currently open for full-length manuscript submissions in the genre of fantasy. Submissions close 12th October.