NYWM: Day Twenty

We’re on the downward slope, with only 1o days remaining in National Young Writers’ Month. Considering this, perhaps it is time to bring up two of the most dreaded words for writers… writer’s block. Is it a problem you’ve had before? Have you tackled it during NYWM? Check out some of these links for some […]

Mudgee Valley Writers 13th Biennial Competition

Open theme. Short story 2000 words max. Poetry 60 lines max. Also novice categories for writers who have not previously won a monetary prize in any competition. Prizes both sections 1st $200, 2nd $50. Entry fee $5 per entry or $12 for three entries. Entries close 27th July. Email for an entry form.

4th Oberon Writers’ Competition

Presented by Burraga Ag Bureau, Friends of Oberon Library Inc, Oberon Council & Oberon Writers’ Workshop presents Narrative: 1st $100, 2nd $25 An original piece of narrative writing (limit 2500 words) that has not previously won a prize or been published. Theme: Tell Me A Story. Fee: $5 per entry, limit of two entries per section.| […]

Hilarie Lindsay Awards for Young Writers (Poetry)

Entries are sought from schoolchildren in the following categories. Section 1 Years 10, 11 & 12 max 60 lines Prize $200 Section 2 Years 7, 8 & 9 max 40 lines Prize $175 Section 3 Years 5 & 6 max 40 lines Prize $175 Section 4 Years 4 and under max 20 lines Prize $50 […]

Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012

The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012 is awarded for a short story that relates to one (or more) of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony; greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride/vanity. Stringybark Short Story Awards cordially invites all writers, including our international friends, to put their hand to writing a short story in 1500 words or […]

Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award 2012

  Speculative Fiction Award closes this Friday!Friday 25 May, 5.00pm The Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction competition has run since 1998, with many winners going on to successful careers as science fiction and fantasy authors. The competition is open to all Australian residents. A fee of $7.00 per story applies for all Open Category entries. […]

Advertiser Young Writers Awards

Here’s one for school students in South Australia. The Advertiser’s annual Young Writers Awards are now open to students from reception to year 12. Check out the website here, but make sure you get entries in as soon as possible as the competition closes on May 31.

State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award

Today isn’t just the day we kick off the NYWM website, it’s also the day entries open for the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. With a top prize of $2,000 and a heap of exposure to boot there is no excuse not to submit your own piece of original writing if you are […]

SMH Young Writer Award

Entries are now open for the Sydney Morning Herald Young Writers Award 2012. Submissions of 700-1,000 words from students in high schools from years 10-12 are accepted, with this year’s Young Writer Trigger of flight. Check out the website for guidelines, hints and tips. Entries close June 18, 2012.