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Hindsight 2020 Anthology
‘Hindsight is a snapshot of 2020, written by people just like you. We’re soliciting true stories from people around the world that capture the lives we lived this year. Stories of grief, pain, isolation, empowerment, and — if you can find it — hope. Hindsight’s content will be available in two forms: Most stories will be shared on our website; the very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.’ Seeking submissions up to 2000 words. Deadline: rolling.

Overland open to pitches
Currently seeking nonfiction pitches for pieces of 800-1200 words. A list of possible topics is on their website, or you can pitch your own idea.

Perth Festival, literary highlights
Perth Festival will be held from 5-28th February, including many literary-themed and oriented events, such as:
A Day of Ideas, Perth Concert Hall, 13th Feb.
Literature Weekend in the City, His Majesty’s Theatre, 21st and 22nd Feb.
– Free events at Joondalup Library from 8th-11th Feb.
– and free events at The Literature Centre, Fremantle, 15th-18th Feb.

Submissions Open: Cordite 101: No Theme 10
Seeking up to three poems and micro-fiction up to 500 words for issue 101: No Theme. Closing 7th February.

Voiceworks ‘Reflex’ issue open for art and comics pitches
For writers and artist under the age of 25. ‘…(only two colours of ink) and our page dimensions are 170 x 245 mm. We recommend you pitch your comics before sending them to us. For advice on how to pitch your comics, check out our handy guide here. Please send no more than three artworks or comics. We encourage you to submit across genres, but please send us no more than four submissions in total (excluding comics and art).’ Closing 7th February.

Arts 15k-plus Grant Program
‘The Arts 15k-plus Grant Program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding to artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity. Projects must involve artists or creatives who maintain professional arts and creative practices. The four categories are: – Aboriginal Arts – Commercial Development – Creative Development – Sector Development’ Closing 25th February.

Perth Scribblers Festival Conversation Caravan
‘We are currently on the hunt for our 2021 team of Podcasters to go live from Scribblers Festival Family Weekend 8-9 May! The Scribblers Festival Conversation Caravan is where all the BIG questions are asked. Over the Family Weekend, it’s home to our team of young podcasters, tasked with getting to the bottom of what makes our Festival creatives tick, what inspires them most, and everything in between. If you’re aged 12-16, are always asking questions, and are passionate about creativity, then we’d love to have you on the team. Read on to find out how you can get involved.’ Applications close 14th February.

Kill Your Darlings’ New Australian Fiction 2021 open for submissions
Note: You must be a member of KYD to enter and published stories are paid for
KYD is seeking short stories of 2000-6000 words of all genres for their third anthology of short fiction. Closing 26thFebruary.

Aniko Magazine issue #2: Revolt open for submissions
‘Aniko Magazine publishes flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The theme of Issue 2 is “Revolt”. Send us writing that rebels; writing that is revolting; writing with guts! We want revolutions big or small, historical or personal. Engage with the theme or turn it inside out.’ Pieces that are published will be remunerated. Submissions close 28th February.

Youth Songwriting Competition
‘Submit up to two original songs per individual or group. Entry is open to residents of Western Australia aged between 12 and 18.’ Closing 28th February.

The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2021
Note: this competition requires an entry fee
‘Submit poems up to 40 lines that deal with any aspect of nature and place. Entry fee: For a batch of up to six poems, the entry fee for the first poem is £7 and includes an administration fee; the fee for each subsequent poem in the batch is £4.’ Closing 1st March.

Little Black Book writing competition
Note: you must be a member of Vocal+ to enter this competition.
‘…create a fiction story about someone who unexpectedly comes into $20,000. Whether it involves a mysterious inheritance, a lotto win, or random circumstance, the details are entirely up to you—the only requirement is that at some point in your narrative, whether it’s a major plot point or a minor detail, your story must include a small black notebook.’ Seeking original fiction 600-2000 words, submissions close 2ndMarch.

Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program: Collaboration Category
‘The Creative Communities – Collaboration category provides for significant partnerships that connect professional artists and arts organisations with community participants and other key partners to deliver a co-designed artist-in-residency project that runs for a minimum of 10 weeks. The project must be an artist-in-residence activity which allows artists and/or arts organisations to carry out creative work at a community facility or across several facilities. The artists and arts organisation/s will work collaboratively with community members and other key partners, to codesign a project that engages children and their families, and young people; and reflects the diverse needs of the participants during the COVID-19 recovery period.’ Closing 4th March.

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