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31/03/2017 Alan Marshall Short Story Award
Wining stories will be included in the Literary Nillumbik Anthology 2017. Stories up to 2,500 words
31/03/2017 Field of Words Short Story Competition
You can now enter any competition category, including this one, as many times as you like. AND there’s no entry form required.
31/03/2017 The Rubery Book Award
The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses,
31 /03/2017 Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award 2017
Poets are invited to respond to artworks selected from the Shire of Nillumbik public art collection. First Prize $550, Local Prize $350, Youth Prize $200 (11-18). Poems can be up to 12 lines long.
Artworks can be viewed online at by searching “ekphrasis2017”. Winning poems will be printed with their corresponding artworks in the Literary Nillumbik anthology of writing 2017. Entries close Friday 31 March 2017.

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 March 2017

31 /03/2017 Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2017
Australian writers are invited to enter the 32st Alan Marshall Short Story Award. Stories can be up to 2,500 words long. Open Section: $2,000 prize, plus Australian Society of Authors (ASA) mentoring hours and a year’s ASA membership. Local Section: $700 prize plus Writers Victoria (WV) mentoring and a year’s WV membership. Winning stories will be printed in the Literary Nillumbik anthology of writing 2017. Judge is award winning author, Bruce Pascoe.

Closing Date: Friday, 31 March 2017

10/04/2017 2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
The first prize is $7,000 with supplementary prizes of $2,000 and $1,000. All three shortlisted stories will be published in the magazine. The commended stories will be published subsequently.
23/04/2017 The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Award
The Prize value for this competition is over $1000 in cash and books. International entries are most welcome.
30/04/2017 National Henry Lawson Society Award
Formed in 1923 to commemorate the life of the Australian...
03/05/2017 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize
Annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.
27/05/2017 Shoalhaven Literary Award
Theme – Open, Word length – up to 3000 words.
31/05/2017 Bridport Prize
The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.
31/05/2017 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award
Entrants must be aged under 35 years of age on 31 May 2017 (that is born after 31 May 1982). • Entries must be lodged by 31 May 2017.
31/08/2017 Hysteria Writing Competition
Hysteria is the international womens writing competition run by the Hysterectomy Association. 
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