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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

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