Category: Short story competitions
Recently we were excited to learn that an Australian Writers’ Centre graduate had taken out the top prize in a local writing competition, pocketing herself a cool $1000 for what was only the second story she'd ever written! It’s pretty inspirational stuff, and brings up a great point about writing.
It can be easy to focus your energy on the big goal – a published novel, or perhaps a byline in your favourite magazine. But while you’re working towards that, entering a writing competition is an excellent way to hone your craft, and could give you some cash and recognition as well.
Here’s a selection of writing competitions currently out there – good luck!
The Australian Writers’ Centre posts awards and competitions which may be of interest to readers. However, this should not be taken as a sign of endorsement. Please do your own research when entering any awards or competitions listed mentioned on this site.
The 2014 Lane Cove Literary Award is now open, and Australian writers over 16 years of age are invited to submit unpublished works in the following categories...