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Pitches open for Women With Disabilities Australia
WWDA will soon be launching a blog on their website and are looking for women, girls or non-binary people with disability that live in Australia and like to write, make videos or podcasts. Payment is $100 for blog posts. Blogs can be accepted in written form (approx. 750 words), audio or video format (approx. 3 mins).’

Express Media Left to Write Expression of Interest
‘Young writers from across Australia can now apply for Left to Write — an online 10 week, writing group, workshop and community program that aims to connect writers and encourage accountability! Left to Write is a unique fortnightly writing program for writers aged 18 – 30 to help them develop and upkeep regular creative practise and network with other young people working in the same literary form… Applications to Left to Write are open to young writers regardless of level of written experience. Applications to Left to Write are free for Express Media members along with a number of other perks, events, and opportunities.’ These programs will be running for poetry, fiction, nonfiction/memoir, graphic narratives, and playwriting. No deadline given.

Bareknuckle Poet Journal of Letters
‘It is currently accepting poetry submissions for publication online and for possible inclusion in future edited collections and anthologies. Poetry can include visual/video & spoken word recordings… Bareknuckle Poet pays $30.00 AUD per accepted submission, across all formats.’

Arts and Change in Australia Survey
‘A research team from Western Sydney University is investigating how people access and use the arts in Australia. In particular, researchers want to find out how the arts may have been used to cope with the disruptive events of 2020 (bushfire, drought, flood, coronavirus). The aim of this research is to strengthen the evidence-base regarding the important role that the arts play in people’s lives during times of uncertainty and upheaval. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and anyone who lives in Australia and is over the age of 18 can participate. Participants have the option to take part in a raffle and win one of nine $100 Westfield gift cards. If you would be like to participate in this survey, you can find it online here.’

Expressions of Interest to Appear at Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2021
‘Are you interested in appearing in the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival? Get in touch about your latest book, published articles, writing project or interviews. We aim to include a range of writers in our program, from established international and Australian authors and journalists, through to West Australian writing talents, emerging authors and local writers.’

First Nations COVID-19 Anthology 2021: Open for Submissions
‘Submissions are open for the First Nations COVID-19 Anthology 2021. Submit up to three poems, each to be no longer than 40 lines. Open to all First Nations Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who identify and are accepted as such in their respective communities. The poetry will be guest edited by Charmaine Papertalk Green and Samuel Wagan Watson.’ Closing 4th December.

Perth Festival: Curated by Kids
‘We are looking for ten curious curators [aged 4 to 6] to plan and create a carnival for all the wild things, both animals and humans at Perth Zoo. Our Curators will help develop the program for Wild Things, the Perth Festival takeover of the Zoo. Our wildest family day out yet. The Curators will meet with the Perth Festival programming team and Perth Zoo staff members to develop a day of activities, getting insight into how the Festival operates and creating an event that they would want to attend with their friends. This is an excellent opportunity for small people with big ideas who love the arts, animals and the environment.’ Expressions of interest close 6thDecember

Emerging Writers’ Festival 2021 artist call-out
Seeking artist applications for the 2021 Emerging Writers’ Festival. ‘Artist’ applies to writers, comic makers, filmmakers, game designers, podcasters, photographs, playwrights, poets, etc. Further information on the call-out page, closing 9th December.

Varuna First Nations Fellowships
Each year, six fellowships, including accommodation, all meals, travel expenses and manuscript consultations, are awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers from anywhere in Australia.

This fellowship program is open to writers of all genres of fiction, narrative non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, graphic novels, dramatic/screen writing, writing for radio, translation, YA, essays or short fiction. Submissions in language are welcomed.’ Closing 10thDecember.

Griffith Review 72: States of Mind
This issue will ‘…will explore the parameters of our cognitive landscapes and how far they might take us. We’re looking for new work that responds to these ideas in the form of essays, reportage, creative non-fiction, fiction, visual essays and poetry.’ Closing 14thDecember.

Aniko Press Summer Flash Fiction Comp
Seeking entries of flash fiction up to 100 words on the theme of ‘Swelter’. Free entry, limit to two per person. Closing 21stDecember

Curiouser Magazine open for submissions
‘We accept short fiction and poetry. Word limit for short fiction is 5,000. Line limit for poetry is 50. I believe in paying writers. Remuneration for poems is $25, and for short fiction it’s $75-125 (depending on length and editing time). Curiouser Magazine’s theme is ‘unsettling’. We’re looking for fiction and poetry that break the boundaries between real and unreal. Horror, suspense, magic realism, weird – if it’s challenging, surreal, or thought-provoking, then we’re interested in reading it!’ Closing 31st December.

Write from the Heart Micro Fiction Competition
Free entry for 12-25 year olds, $2AUD entry for everyone else – which goes partly towards the chosen charity partner for the month and partly towards a prize pool. Seeking microfiction of 100 words or less, and theme for December is ‘The year 2020.’ Closing 31stDecember.


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