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Other Competitions



How to Enter Them - Beware of scams.

Please Note

The information given here is for GUIDANCE ONLY. While every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate,

before entering any listed competition you should obtain full rules and an entry form from the organisers.



First Prize


31st January 2017 1st 500

entry 10
Wundor Short Fiction Contest 2017
Closing date: 31st January 2017. Winners announced at the end of February 2017.
Prizes: The winner of our inaugural short fiction contest will receive 500. The winner and two runners up will have their work published in full or an extract will be published on the Wundor website. Their work will be strongly considered for publication in book form.
Entry fee: 10 per entry. Maximum of two entries per writer.
Looking for: The competition is open to novellas, short stories or collections of short work.
Further info: The prize is open to anybody writing English, aged 18 or over. The word-count limitations for individual works and collections are 5,000 to 45,000.
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6th February 2017

1st  $3000AUD

entry $16.50AUD

Newcastle Short Story Award - Hunter Writers Centre 

2017 Adjudicators: Peter Goldsworthy and Maria Takolander. Prize night and launch of the anthology will take place at the Newcastle Writers Festival, 5pm, April 7th 2017. 

First Prize $3000AUD Second $1500AUD, Third $500AUD 3 Highly Commended $200AUD each and 5 Local Writer Award Prizes. Winning stories will be published in a printed anthology.

Short stories up to 2,000 words.

Open to 18+ Australians (domestic and abroad).
For further details, rules and entry form visit

20th February 2017 1st 2000

entry free
Readers Digest 100 word Competition
Closing date: 20th February 2017.
Prizes: 2,000, 200 for two runners-up.
Free entry.
Looking for: Stories told in exactly 100 words.
20th February 2017 1st 500

entry 5
ChipLitFest Short Story Competition
Closing date: 20th February 2017.
Prizes: 500, 100, 50, Top 10 to have chance to appear on
Entry fee: 5 up to 3,000 words, 8 up to 5,000 words.
Judge: Martyn Waites.
Looking for: short stories, max 5,000 words, any genre.
1st March 2017 1st $500

entry $5

$500 Award, $5 entry fee
Deadline March 1, 2017.
Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.
Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal website and in forthcoming issue,

Please submit work, along with a brief bio and cover letter if desired, by Submittable: Name of author not to be on submission.
The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers with the following exception:
Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submitted manuscript.
Amanda Yskamp, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.

3rd March 2017 1st 500

entry 8
Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2016-17
Themes: Choose between a) "Wrong is a difficult word" (from Young Art and Old Hector) and b) "Knowledge is high in the head, but the salmon of wisdom swims deep" (from The Green Isle of the Great Deep).
Looking for: Up to 2500 lines.
Closing date: 3rd March 2017.
Prizes: 1st prize 500; 2nd Prize 300; 3rd prize 200; highly commended and commendeds.
Entry fee: 8.
Further info: The lead judge for the 2016/17 competition is author Michel Faber.
For queries please email competition administrator
For full information and entry forms please go to
3rd March 2017 1st 1000

entry 8
Bristol Short Story Prize
Prizes: 1st - 1,000, 2nd - 700, 3rd - 400. 17 further prizes of 100 to other shortlisted writers.
Entry fee: 8.00.
Theme: No specific theme or subject.
Looking for: Stories up to 4,000 words max., no minimum.
Further info: Entry online or by post. 20 stories will be published in the 10th BSSP anthology.
See more details at