August Competitions

2nd August 2018

We've been super busy here at Melbourne Books putting together this year's edition of Award Winning Australian Writing - and it is looking fantastic. With a brand new format, and therefore a new home on the bookshelves, we think AWAW 2018 is going to be something very special. Now with the manuscript in the hands of our designer, it's time to look to the future again, because writers never stop writing and competitions need to be won.

Here are the ones we think are interesting right now:

KPS Short Fiction Prize

Open to Australian citizen only, this short fiction prize has left its theme for the year open - so submit your best and brightest about whatever you want. Word count of up to 2,500 words.

Entry: Youth (10 - 18 years) FREE, Adult $10

Prizes: Youth $100 first prize, Adult $300 first prize

Closing: 7 September 2018

Submit: http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/short-fiction-competition

KPS Poetry Prize

Open to Australian citizen only, submit your poetry of max 50 lines on any theme. A subset of the prize is the Annette Cameron Encouragement Award for WA-born or WA residents over the age of 18 who have never published a full collection of poetry, either in print or online - what a great opportunity!.

Entry: Youth (10 - 18 years) FREE, Adult $10

Prizes: Youth $100 first prize, Adult $300 first prize

Closing: 21 September 2018

Submit: http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/poetry-competition

Better Read Than Dead's Winter Writing Competition

Better Read Than Dead have been running great kids' writing competitions for years, and this year the adults get to a have a go. The theme for this year's story competition is 'winter in Sydney', and it looking for pieces of between 1000-1500 words.

Entry: free

Prizes: free invitation to a creative writing workshop to continue honing skills

Closing: 31 August 2018

Submit: http://www.betterread.com.au/discount-books/winter-writing.do