Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 2019 Now in its seventh year, the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is accepting entries of creative, insightful fiction that engage with the theme fragments.The competition is open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers.It’s open to all published and unpublished writers and you may enter as many times as you like.
Established in 1991, this Award aims to honour Banjo Paterson, and to foster writing with Australian content.
Closes: 26 April 2019 Word limit: 3000 words (short story), 200 lines (contemporary poetry) and 1000 words for children’s short stories / 30 lines for children’s poetry.
End your story with fruit.” Closes: Word limit: 2500 words Entry fee: $25 Prizes: $1000 for the winner, $250 for both first and second runner-up 2019 Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition Regulas Press invites writers to submit an original story of up to 2500 words in any genre. Your opening and closing lines are chosen for you from a classic work of literature.
This year’s literary taxidermy draws its opening and closing lines from by Ray Bradbury.
Open worldwide, the competition is for writers who are currently without an agent, whether previously published or unpublished.
(Fun fact: Last year’s winner was an Australian writer, Adam Mc Culloch!
Closes: 4 June 2019 Word limit: 2500 words Entry fee: USD Prize: USD0 for the winner, runners-up will receive USD, and winner and runners-up will be published in the forthcoming 2019 Literary Taxidermy Anthology.
Sutherland Shire Environment Centre Award 2019: Writing for the Environment In honour of its beloved patron, Bob Walshe, the SSEC Board has launched this competition for young writers, to value the role and place of writing in shaping a sustainable world.
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The Mogford Food and Drink Short Story Prize This unique competition run by The Mogford Hotels and Restaurants Group is now in its seventh year and welcomes short stories from entrants worldwide, where food and drink is at the heart of the story.