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20/09/2016 The Discovery Writers 2016 Literary Competition
The Discovery Writers 2016 Literary Competition for memoir, is a project supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW. 
30/09/2016 Birdcatcher Books 2016 Short Story Competition
First Prize is $250, Second Prize is $100, Third Prize is $50. Short listed entries will be published in an anthology to be released mid-2016 in both print and digital formats (conditional upon there being sufficient entries of a suitable quality.) Authors whose entry is published in the anthology will be able to include a brief biography and a photo and, in the digital format, a live link to their websites.
30/09/2016 The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize
For an unpublished story (of no more than 1,500 words) by an adult for children aged 7–11. The three winning stories will appear in the winter issue of The Caterpillar.
21/10/2016 Novel Fair 2017 at the Irish Writers Centre
Novel Fair 2017 at the Irish Writers Centre. Applicants are asked to submit 10,000 words of their novels by Friday 21st October 2016 to be in with a chance of attending Novel Fair 2017.
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(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers.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For an unpublished poem of any length.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.

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