Poetry and Short Story Competitions Closing In June

The Hunter Writers Centre are running two writing competitions closing in June 2017.

2017 Grieve Writing Competition

First up is the 2017 Grieve Writing Competition.

The Grieve Writing Competition is in honour of Grief Awareness Month (August) with a prize pool of $7,000.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story of up to 500 words or a poem of up to 36 lines before 8pm Friday 9 June 2017.

You can enter via the Hunter Writers Centre website.

But that’s not all!

2017 Newcastle Poetry Prize

The Hunter Writers Centre also are accepting submissions for the 2017 Newcastle Poetry Prize!

This competition has a prize pool over $22,000, with first prize taking away a sweet $15,000.

Paul Hetherington says on the Hunter Writers Centre website:

“The Newcastle Poetry Prize represents a wonderful opportunity for Australian poets interested in writing longer poetic works and poetic sequences to have these works recognised and anthologised in the company of their most accomplished peers. The award honours and nurtures some of the bravest poems being written anywhere in the world and, in doing so, it accords poetry the place it deserves in our contemporary culture.”

Entries are capped at a maximum of 200 lines and the competition closes Friday 30 June 2017.

Find out more: hunterwriterscentre.org/newcastle-poetry-prize

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