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30/11/2016 Atlantis Short Story Contest
(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place) Deadline: November 30, 2016 Info:
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2/12/2016 The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. 
09/12/2016 The 2017 Somerset National Poetry Prize
The Somerset National Poetry Prize is open to ALL current secondary students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age as at date of close of entries on 9 December 2016.
31 /12/2016 The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize
For an unpublished poem of any length. The four winning poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth. 
31 /12/2016

SCRIBISI (formerly known as Publisher Free) has now opened its 2016 writing competition for submissions, with the competition ending on 31 December 2016. All genres are available, and both completed and serialised works are accepted.

We would like to invite your members to be part of this exciting new writing competition, not just for the unparalleled cash prizes on offer, but also to be connected to our global readership.

It's free to join, free to submit, free to read and free to vote and with over US$80,000 already in our prize pool (which grows every day), it's an opportunity I'm sure your members would love to know about.

13/02/2017 The Tasmanian Writers' Prize 2017

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme.

The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of Tasmania 40° South magazine.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South. A selection of the best entries will be published in Forty South Short Story Anthology 2017.


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