The new issue from our friends at Westerly features work from a great array of writers, including Claire G. Coleman, Philip Neilsen, Beejay Silcox, Dan Disney, Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Marcelle Freiman, Paul Collis, Julia Prendergast, Stuart Barnes, Rachael Mead, Kate Middleton, Toby Davidson, Natalie Harkin, and many more. It also has three special features from the Sun Yat-sen International Writers Residency, a poetry exchange with The Indian Quarterly, and the 2017 Westerly’s Writers’ Development Program. Westerly 63.1 can be found here: https://westerlymag.com.au/issues/63-1/
Now in its 23rd year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize celebrates Tasmania’s most acclaimed poet. First Prize receives $2000 and publication in Island magazine; as well as subscriptions to Island, Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow. Second Prize receives publication in Island magazine and subscriptions to Island, Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow. Entries are due midnight 2 September 2018. Entry information via the Island magazine website.
The 2018 Fair Australia Prize – Australia’s only union-sponsored literary competition – is now open for entries. The prize invites writers of fiction, poetry and essays, as well as graphic artists, to be part of setting a new agenda for our future. The prize will award a total of $18,000 in prize money to five winners. Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia edition of Overland, to be launched in Melbourne in early December. Entry to the prize is free. The theme of this year’s prize is: new collectives, old struggles. Entrants are encouraged to approach the theme in
The Australian Publishers Association, with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is again offering its Publishing Industry Internship Program. The program offers six interns an opportunity to work with, and be mentored by, talented industry staff and a chance to test and develop skills in the workplace. These internships are a great way to build knowledge and an industry network. For more information, click here.
The Australasian Association of Writing Programs has chosen to extend the deadlines of two of its current competitions—AAWP/Australian Short Story Festival Emerging Writers Short Story Prize and AAWP/Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Emerging Writers Prize—to the end of this month, July 31. Winners for both prizes will receive a ticket and free accommodation to their respective festivals. To enter, please click here.
Presented by Text Publishing and Writing NSW, the Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship aims to discover and nurture a powerful new Indigenous voice in Australian literature. This joint initiative will provide a year-long structured mentorship to an unpublished Indigenous writer who has made substantial progress on a manuscript of fiction or nonfiction. The recipient of the Mentorship will be paired with a senior Indigenous writer working in the same genre for the year-long mentorship, providing feedback on their manuscript and professional advice. The inaugural Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship is open for applications until Monday 13 August 2018. For more information visit Writing NSW.
The Melbourne Prize for Literature is now taking submissions. If you are a published author and live in Victoria, you are eligible for entry with a prize pool of $100,000. All genres are welcome. For entry guidelines and the online entry form, visit the Melbourne Prize website.
In partnership with the Larapinta Extreme Walk (‘LEW’), Australian Poetry is pleased to announce the call-out for an exciting new fellowship. Available exclusively to Australian Poetry subscribers, the Australian Poetry/ Larapinta Extreme Walk Fellowship is to be offered to an Australian poet able to hike the full length of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Central Australia, between 16-27th May 2019. The selected poet will participate in the 2019 hike, as part of a group of about 30 hikers; more information on the event can be found here, and applicants are strongly encouraged to read it closely before making their applications.
The Australasian Association of Writing Programs has extended the deadline of the Emerging Writers Short Story Prize to June 30. For prospective authors, now is a great time to start proofreading those final revisions. Details on the prize and terms and conditions can be found below: AAWP ASSF EMERGING WRITERS PRIZE 2018 2018 Terms and Conditions AAWP AASF Short Story Prize
Overland’s Short Story Prize for New Writers will be closing on the 12 June. Full details can be found here. Southerly wishes all entrants the best of luck with their final revisions.