Listed below are upcoming competitions that you might like to enter.

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Thomas Wolfe Fiction PrizeNY competition
Closing Date: 30/01/2021
Open to: open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication.
Theme: None
Accepts: an unpublished fiction manuscript – short story or self-contained novel excerpt
Size: not to exceed 3,000 words
Entry Fee: US$15 for NCWN members, US$25 for non-members.
Prize: winner receives US $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review.



black&write! Writing Fellowships
Closing Date: 1/2/2021
Open to: all writers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent currently living in Australia
Theme: None
Accepts: adult fiction, young adult fiction, short story collection, poetry collection and children’s book manuscripts
Size: see website per genre
Entry Fee: None
Prize: Two winners will each receive $10,000 prize money, manuscript development with black&write! and publication opportunity with Hachette Australia



SCWC Poetry Award 2021scwc
Closing Date: 1/2/2021
Open to: All writers living in Australia over the age of 18
Theme: ‘every body’
Accepts: Single poems
Size: no more than 50 lines
Entry Fee: $15 or $10 for SCWC members
Prize: : First: $1,000, Second: $100



Fourth Voices of Women Monologue Competition
Closing Date: 2/2/2021entanglement
Open to: All women and young women living in Australia and in the United States are welcome to enter (over 16 years of age).
Theme: Entanglement – What is this world in which we are entangled?
Accepts: Unpublished short monologues and narratives written in the first person
Size: 800 words maximum
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: Winning entries receive $100 and the stories will be presented by professional actors in live and filmed performances around International Women’s Day and Month (March 2021) and other events.



Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition
Closing Date: 28/3/2021
Open to: Only for West Australian writers – Adult category is over 18 years
Theme: ‘Voices’
Accepts: Short Story
Size: max 1200 words
Entry Fee: $10 for Adults
Prize: : First: $100, Second: $50


Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize
Closing Date: 31/3/2021
Open to: 18 years and over and who live in the state of Victoria
Theme: Biographical
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 – 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: : First: $500



The Valerie Parv AwardRomance Writers

Opens on:5/04/2021

Closed on: 26/04/2020
Open to: RWAustralia members and non-members
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



Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

anthology magazineClosing Date: 31/07/2021
Open to: All
Theme: Memories
Accepts: Unpublished short stories
Size: maximum 1500 words
Entry Fee: 10 EURO per story till 30 April, 15 EURO per story till 31 July
Prize: 500 EURO and the chance to see work published in Anthology Magazine and one year subscription




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