2016 Opportunities for Writers

We all see these opportunities fly by us through social media channels and somehow I’ve managed to catch a few in my net to share with you 😀

As these all have their information via the link, I’ve just shared the titles so you can scroll through and click your choice.

If you have others you’ve come across, please feel free to share in the comments.

Short Story

Alan Marshall Short Story Award
Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing
2016 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award
The Newcastle Poetry Prize 

Comps and Opportunities for Young People

Alphabet Soup – some of these closing very soon!
Creative Kids Tales 
Poetry, Short Story & Art Competitions at Write4Fun
Submissions to Voiceworks for under 25 year olds
National Young Writer’s Group on Facebook 
Publishing opportunities for young writers

Websites showcasing a variety of competitions, submission opportunities and groups

I’ve just linked to these websites as they have a long list of opportunities for you to scroll through.

Australian Writer’s Resource Competitions
Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW
South Australia Writer’s Centre
Writing WA –  Poetry prize info plus other prizes nationwide


This is not in any way an exhaustive list and I will endeavour to keep adding to it. Add more Aussie comps into the comments and I will add them to the page 😀

Happy Writing!


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