More Competitions!

31st August 2017


Update: More Competitions

You'd better get in quick to submit to the Adrian Abbott Prize this year: entries close ​1 September - that's tomorrow!  ​

Adrian Abbott Prize 2017

A poetry competition poems up to 25 lines. Judged by Mark Tredinnik and winner announced 15 October. Find more info here

Eligibility: Australian residents

Prize: First place $500 

Theme: Survival

Closing: 1 September 2017


New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2017

This prestigious national award for short-form crime writing features three main categories: Fiction, Non Fiction and Poetry. They also have three extra awards: the Emerging Authors Award, the Youth Award for writers under 18, and the New England Award for writers resident in that region. The Prize is open to both published and unpublished writers, and you can enter as many times as you like (though a separate entry fee applies for each entry). 

Entry$10 for adults, $5 for youth (under 18)

Prize: Range between $150 to $500

Theme: All genres of crime writing are accepted

Closing: 21 September 2017

Submit: hard copy submission (postmarked no later than September 21) sent to: New England Writer’s Centre, PO Box 1219, Armidale, NSW 2350; or a soft copy submission sent to

Glen Phillip's Poetry Prize Competition

Entries are now open for The Peter Cowan Writers Centre's 2017 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition. Poems up to 50 lines are accepted and there is an open theme.

Entry$10 for adults, $5 for youth (12-17)

Prize: First place $200, second place $100, third place $50; Novice Award $50; Judge's Encouragement Award for Youth (12-17 years) $50

Theme: Open

Closing: 20 October 2017

Submit: Postal entries to P.O. Box 239 Joondalup WA 6919; online entries to