You can also read editor Dylan’s blog post for more upcoming literary events local to Perth and Western Australia
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.
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.
Seeking prose fiction work up to 7,500 words, US$20 entry fee per submission. Closing 15th October.
Voiceworks is seeking art and comics submissions for their 110th issue, themed ‘Immunity’. The deadline for submissions is 15th October.
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.
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 Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition.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.
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.
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.
Seeking original fiction submissions up to 4,000 words, open topic. Closing 3rd November.
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.
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.
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.