Weekly Round Up
We’re rounding up competitions and opportunities in a new regular Friday post. We encourage members to research the competition before entering. QWC does not administrate the competitions and opportunities listed, and assumes no responsibility for your entry. See Competition Guidelines below for more information.
The Editia Prize is a new national award for previously unpublished Australian creative non-fiction writing of between 10,000 and 35,000 words. For more information, check out their website. Deadline is March 1, 2013.
Katherine Susanna Prichard Open Awards
There are two categories to this short fiction prize and the competition is open to all Australian residents – a great opportunity for writers to develop their skills and get some feedback as all entries receive a judge’s report. Entry forms are available at the link below:
- Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards
- Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)
For more information, check out their website (http://www.kspf.iinet.net.au/activities.html#competitions). Deadline is 21st September.
Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition
Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition are seeking submissions on any topic. The required word limit is between 1200-3000 words and the closing date is November 30, 2012.They look forward to receiving your submissions. For entry forms and conditions please visit:
Viva la Novella
Seizure is on the hunt for invigorating fiction and are launching a new novella competition for Australian and New Zealand writers! Word count needs to be between 20,000 – 50,000 words. Check out more details over at their website. (http://seizureonline.com/projects/viva-la-novella/)
Busybird Publishing Call for Submissions
Busybird Publishing is looking for submissions of poetry and memoir/biography for an anthology of experiences with prostate cancer. Submissions close 30 November and the anthology will be published November 2013. Please see website for guidelines: www.busybird.com.au/?page_id=775
Rabbit Poetry Call for Submissions
Are you a poet under the age of 21? Melbourne’s Rabbit Poetry journal is calling for submissions for their Spring 2012 issue, The Age Issue. For more information, check out their website rabbitpoetry.com. Deadline October 10th 2012.
Steam eReads Call for Submissions
Steam eReads is Australia’s premier epublisher of hot romantic fiction. They are currently accepting submissions of 55,000 - 90,000 words for full length fiction, and 15,000 - 30,000 words for our ‘Short n Spicy’ series. For submission guidelines please visit: www.steamereads.com.au
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The following guidelines for literary competitions are recommended by the ASA:
- Where a prize is more than $1000, a $5 fee is acceptable
- A $20 entry fee is generally unacceptable
- Information given should include the name, phone number and street address of the organise – be cautious where only a post office box is given.
- The names of the judges should be published on the competition’s form and results should be publicly announced.
- Authors should receive publication fees (minimum ASA rates in appropriate category) where their entry has been published.
Unfortunately many competitions in the Weekly Round-up, for one reason or another, do not meet all of these guidelines. Members need to secure full information and satisfy themselves that they are happy to enter a particular competition.
For ASA guidelines for literary competitions, send a ssae to PO BOX 1566, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 or phone 02 9318 0877.