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Dark Prints Press Call for Submissions

30 March 2012 Leave a comment

Australian independent book publisher Dark Prints Press is looking for novellas of 15,000 to 40,000 words within the dark fiction rainbow. This includes:

  • Crime
  • Thriller
  • Suspense
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Dark Comedy
  • Adventure
  • Any work with a dark or supernatural element

According to their website:

Publication of the series begins mid 2012, as an e-book series, then a collectable print run of reader and editor favourites.

Payment is as follows:

  • E-Book Series: AUD$100 advance, 40% royalty on a list price of $3.99
  • Print Series: Additional AUD$100 advance, 20% royalty on RRP $7.99
Visit their website for more details and submission guidelines at darkprintspress.com.au.

Cancer Council Arts Awards 2012

29 March 2012 Leave a comment

The Cancer Council Victoria has announced their Cancer Council Arts Awards 2012.

They are looking for short stories of up to 1,000 words and poetry of up to 300 words. Short stories will be short listed by Antipodes and judged by Arnold Zable. Poetry will be short listed by Australian Poetry and judged by Dr. Jennifer Harrison.

The theme for 2012 is Strength. It takes strength to face a diagnosis of cancer. Whether directly affected or by supporting a loved one, many will draw on their inner strength to help them through such a difficult time.

Outstanding entries are awarded $1,000. Highly commended and commended prizes will also receive awards.

The submission deadline is 5 pm, 27 April 2012.

Visit their website for more details and submission guidelines at artsawards.com.au.

The Common Thread Short Story Competition 2012

28 March 2012 4 comments

The Common Thread Writing Group has announced their 2012 short story competition.

They are looking for short stories of 3,000 to 5,000 words that are well written and demonstrate a depth of characterisation and attention to story structure. Stories will be judged by author Pippa Kay.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $200

The entry fee is $10.00 per entry. There is an optional fee of $15 for those wishing to receive feedback about their story.

The submission deadline is 27 April 2012. Winning stories will be offered publication in The Common Thread Anthology 2012, which will be published in December 2012.

Visit their website for more details and submission guidelines at pippakay.com. You can also download their submission guidelines and entry form here.

The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012

27 March 2012 Leave a comment

Stringybark Stories has announced their latest short fiction competition and winners of the Stringybark Short Story Award 2011.

The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012

Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Surely all good short stories must contain one of these elements? Here’s your chance to showcase your one or more of your deadly sins in the Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012. Stringybark Stories is delighted to invite all writers to enter their best work in this entertaining competition The maximum word length of your story is 1500 words and it must relate to one of the sins. There is over A$600 in prizes available, cash, plus publication for place-getters and highly commended stories. There is an entry fee of $9.95 (discounts for multiple entries)

Closing date 10 June 2012. International entries warmly invited. Details: http://www.stringybarkstories.net

Results of the Stringybark Short Story Award 2011

On 14 February 2012, the judges announced the winning stories in the Stringybark Short Story Award 2011. From floods to dog clipping and from dingo hunting to romantic sailing, the winning entries are now available in a new anthology The Road Home. The book is named after the winning entry, The Road Home, by Victorian writer, Beverley Lello. The story explores the the emotions of the Great Australian road trip and its impact on the travellers.

Second place went to About Time by Kerry Cameron (NSW). What is life and what is death and when does one let go? These big issues are explored in this sensitive story.

The Strong Boy, the third-place getting story, by South Australian writer, John Scholz examines the meaning of courage and compassion in the context of a simple family fishing trip.

A full list of winner and place-getters can be found on our website: http://www.stringybarkstories.net

The Henry Handel Richardson Centenary Writing Competition

26 March 2012 Leave a comment

The Henry Handel Richardson Society has recently launched their Centenary Writing Competition with Helen Garner serving as judge.

From adults (18 and older) they are looking for short stories or non-fiction essays, up to 5,000 words, with some link to Henry Handel Richardson and /or her work. The winner will take home $1000, plus a boxed set of The letters of Henry Handel Richardson, edited by Clive Probyn and Bruce Steele

From students, years 10 – 12, they are looking for an original piece of writing in any genre up to 1,500 words with some link to Henry Handel Richardson and/or her work. The First Prize is $350 cash, plus a set of text classics valued at over $380. Second Prize is 20 text classics. Third Prize is 10 text classics

The submission deadline is 31 August 2012.

Visit their website for more details, including entry forms and submission guidelines, at henryhandelrichardsonsociety.org.au.

Society of Women Writers of Tasmania Short Story Competition 2012

26 February 2012 Leave a comment

The Society of Women Writers of Tasmania (SWWT) has launched its 2012 short story competition.

They are looking for 1500-2000 word short stories on any topic. Entries must include the word ‘Tasmania’ somewhere in the story. Submissions are open to all writers within Australia.

Winners will be presented with cash prizes:

  • First Prize: $250 plus trophy
  • Second Prize: $100
  • Third Prize: $50
  • High Commended Entries: Certificates

The entry fee is $5.00 per entry.

The submission deadline is 1 May 2012. Winners will be announced on the SWWT web page on 3 July 2012.

Visit their website for more details and submission guidelines at swwt.org.au. You can also contact the President/Secretary on 03 6362 2850.

The Voiceless Writing Prize

12 January 2012 Leave a comment

Voiceless, the animal protection institute, has announced the “The Voiceless Writing Prize,” sponsored by Australian Ethical Investment. There is “a total prize pool of well over $20,000 to writers who compellingly address the relationship between humans and animals, and animal sentience.”

The contest is looking for fiction and non-fiction pieces of 5-10,000 words with a focus on animals raised for food or those found in the Australian environment.

The best work will be published by Australia’s largest independent publisher, Allen & Unwin, in 2012.

The winner chosen by the judging panel will receive $15,000, while the public will vote for the People’s Choice to receive $5,000. Voiceless Councillor Deborah Debnam together with Peter Debnam have sponsored the People’s Choice for 2012, 2013, and 2014. All writers published in the collection will receive $500.”

The submission deadline is 16 March 2012.

Visit their website for more details and submission guidelines at voiceless.org.au.

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