The Booker Prize Foundation has launched the Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the 50th anniversary. This special one-off award will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize, as chosen by five judges and then voted for by the public.  The Golden Man Booker will put all 51…

The shortlist for the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been announced, including former QWC members Zenobia Frost and Rae White! The shortlisted poems are: ‘Guarded by Birds’ and ‘Dropbear Poetics’ (Evelyn Araluen) ‘Lepidopera’ (Zenobia Frost) ‘The Love My Way Variations’ (Alex Griffins) ‘Styx: a series of diary entries’ (Raelee Lancaster) ‘Moon’ (Bronwyn Lovell)…

The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of Australia’s richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering prize money of $20,000 plus publication by Allen & Unwin with an advance against royalties, The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award has launched the careers of some of Australia’s most successful writers,…

IGNITE grants support individuals working in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and progress their careers. They provide up to $5000 to support projects which provide opportunities to individuals in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors to acquire knowledge, to undertake mentorships, internships, residencies, leadership opportunities, and strategic promotional opportunities….

The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer, aged <35, with an interest in current events, ethics and social justice to work with the editors of Eureka Street and IndigenousX, to produce 12 columns (six per platform), paid upon publication at $200 per article. Submit a one-page CV and two previously unpublished op-ed…

Underdog is the first #LoveOzYA short story anthology for unpublished Australian writers. This competition is seeking submissions from Australian young adult fiction writers of all ages. Word limit 6000 words, no genre restrictions. Deadline: 15 April Entry fee: None More information.

Pink Cover Zine issue #2 is open for submissions and invites your stories, poems, creations and musings about sex in all it’s proliferations! Open to short fiction & non-fiction (<1000 words), poetry (<3 poems), photography, and other artforms. Deadline: 20 February Entry fee: None More information.

Great poetry is food for the soul and this competition welcomes poems on any subject and in all poetic forms. The judges are looking for brilliant writing and original voices. The poetry competition is open to writers in the UK and internationally. 42 lines maxiumum. First prize £5000. Deadline: 31 May Entry fee: £9 More information.

This prize welcomes short stories in any fictional genre and on any subject; stories with compelling characters, sparkling dialogue and strong, original voices. The judges are ready to be amazed by your ideas! The short story competition is open to writers in the UK and internationally. 5000 words maximum. First prize £5000. Deadline: 31 May Entry fee: £10 More…

The theme for The Clarion Call, Vol. 4 is retellings of classic folklore, fables, and fairytales. Stories between 1000-8000 words most encouraged, but willing to accept truly epic work up to 18 000 words. Winners will receive two free copies of the book and promotional exposure. Deadline: 1 April Entry fee: None More information.

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