APRIL

The 2020 Heroines Women’s Writing Prize & Anthalogy
Closing Date: 20/04/20
Open to: While we accept submissions of work for publication in the Anthology from outside of Australia, the prize will only be awarded to someone residing in, or a citizen of, Australia.

Theme – The Heroines Anthology is a collection of stories of women written by women. Works with a particular focus on telling lost women’s history, untold stories, and re-imagined myths, fairy tales, folklore or legends, or speculative fiction, are particularly encouraged.
Short story and Poetry up to 2000 words
Size: up to 2000 words
Entry Fee: $ 15
Prizes: Short Story prize $1000 and Poetry $ 500

https://www.theneoperennialpress.com/heroinesanthologyprize2020


Romance WritersThe Valerie Parv Award
Closing Date: 26/04/2020
Open to: Aspiring or Emerging writers – check website for full definition
Theme: Romance/Romantic elements
Accepts: Novels
Size: 10,000 plus 1,000 word synopsis
Entry Fee: $110, $44 for RWA members
Prizes: First: 1 year mentorship with Valerie Parv

https://romanceaustralia.com/contests-overview/valerie-parv-award/


MAY

Questions Writing Prize
Closing Date: 01/05/2020
Open to: Australian, 18 – 30 years
Theme: None
Accepts: Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 1,500 – 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $2,000

http://www.questions.com.au/writing-prize/index.php


JUNE

Stuart Hadow Prize
Closing Date: 01/06/2020
Open to: Australians
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: First: $1,000 and one week’s unpaid residency at Mattie Furphy House, Second: $300. Third: $100, 2 x Highly Commended, 2 x Commended

https://www.fawwa.org/writing-competitions

 


 

Short Story and Other Writing Competitions – 2020 -

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