on 29 July, 2013

Writing Competitions & opportunities

Southern Cross Literary Competition
Ballarat Writers Inc is pleased to announce that The Southern Cross Literary Competition is now open. Short stories of up to 3500 words are welcome from all writers.
The competition is a biennial event run by Ballarat Writers Inc. This year the prize money has increased to $1500 for the winning entry.
'We are really excited to announce that the competition for 2013 is now open and that it will be judged by popular Melbourne author Toni Jordan,' said Rupa FitzGerald, administrator of the prize.
The closing date is October 30, 2013.
For full details and to apply: www.ballaratwriters.com


The National One-Act Playwriting Competition is calling for Entries for its 2014 Competition.
With $6000 total Prizemoney and a publishing contract on offer, this is a great opportunity for all playwrights to xperience the exhilaration of seeing your play staged for the first time.
Entries close 1 October, 2013
For full details contact Noosa Arts Theatre


Writing to the Edge: the joanne burns award for prose poetry and microfiction
The joanne burns award is the annual prose poem & microfiction competition of the publisher Spineless Wonders.
Microfiction and prose poems of 800 words or less are eligible for the award and inclusion in the Writing to the Edge anthology. "The annual Spineless Wonders anthology of microfiction and prose poetry is becoming a landmark publication for writers who specialise in work that is quirky, compelling, and tightly written" said editor Linda Godfrey. "It is fitting that it is named for joanne burns, one of Australia's best."
Entries close on the 30th September, 2013
For full details click here.


The Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize 2014
For a 1000 - 3000 word short story
• First Prize: $10,000
• Second Prize: $5,000

The Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize 2014
For up to 100 line poem
• First Prize: $10,000
• Second Prize: $5,000

Key Dates
• Closing date: Friday 31 January 2014
• Winners announced on the website: Early May 2014

For information visit the Griffith Ulrick prizes website


Uneven Floor, an independent poetry magazine in blog form published out of Perth, Western Australia, is looking for well-written poems with soul. Poems may be sent in text, video, audio or image format. If you send audio or video, the Editor would like to have the text too, but it isn't essential. Read the submission guidelines (and poems!) at unevenfloorpoetry.blogspot.com.


Ginko Walk
is a one-day workshop led by accomplished poet, Graham Nunn. The course is designed to utilise inspiration from nature in shaping haiku and expanding your poetic voice. Over the course of the day, you will learn to lose yourself in the outdoors and craft haiku that draws on what you see, hear, smell, taste and touch.
Graham Nunn is a founding member of Brisbane's longest running poetry event, SpeedPoets. He blogs at www.anotherlostshark.com and has published six collections of poetry, his most recent, The First 30 and other poems (Another Lost Shark Publications, 2012). In 2011, Nunn was the recipient of The Johnno Award for outstanding contribution to Queensland Writers and Writing.
Sunday 11 April 10:30am – 4:30pm
Queensland Writers Centre Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Brisbane 4101
Cost: QWC members $110 / $99 Non-members $160 / $144
Bookings essential: www.qwc.asn.au or (07)3842 9922