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Little Stories Big Ideas Flash Fiction Competition for Secondary School Students

Little Stories Big Ideas is a writing competition for Australian Secondary School Students. As part of the comp, students write a story in 100 words or less to a specific themed prompt, in any literary style they like – prose, poetry, haiku or song. There are two entry categories, Year 7 to 9 (Junior) and …

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Little Stories Big Ideas Flash Fiction Competition for Secondary School Students

Little Stories Big Ideas is a flash fiction competition where Australian Secondary School Students write a story to a theme in any literary form they like – poetry, prose, song, even haiku. FREE to enter with great prizes on offer from generous sponsors. The competition is split into a Junior Division (Years 7 to 9) …

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Boroondara Literary Awards

Entries are open to the Boroondara Literary Awards. There are two categories to enter: the Young Writers’ Competition, open to writers in Years 5-12 who live work or study in Boroondara, and the Open Short Story Competition, open to all writers from across Australia. The Young Writers’ Competition offers $5,000 in prize money across various …

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Flash Fiction Competition

The Flash Fiction Competition is a quarterly-run writing competition, where the goal is to submit a piece of fiction on any theme of 500 words or less. Writers from around the world are encouraged to enter the current round, which closes on 31 December. There is a top prize of £300 up for grabs. Find …

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Sydney Hammond Short Story Writing Competition 2020

Hawkeye Publishing are now looking for entries to the 2020 Sydney Hammond Short Story Writing Competition. This year, the theme is “if only…”. Writers are encouraged to enter stories up to 1000 words in length. The winner will receive a $250 Hawkeye Publishing Gift Voucher, plus an anthology cover based on their story. Entries are …

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Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2019

Entries are now open for the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. In this, the seventh year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere …

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The Reflex Fiction International Flash Fiction Competition

Reflex Fiction is a quarterly international flash fiction competition for stories between 180 and 360 words run by independent publisher, Reflex Press. The competition is always open for entries and operates on a choose your own entry fee system. They offer generous cash prizes to their competition winners: Winner: £1,000 Second: £500 Third: £250 (or …

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The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize

The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students in categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Fifteen shortlisted writers receive feedback on their work, are invited to meet John Marsden, and participate in an exclusive creative writing workshop and special event at the …

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Victoria University Short Story Prize for New Writers

This annual competition encourages excellent and original short fiction by new writers of up to 3000 words in length. At a grand first prize of $6000, it is a coveted annual fiction award for new writers. Entries close Monday 10 June. Find out more and enter: https://overland.org.au/prizes/vu-short-story-prize-for-new-and-emerging-writers/

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