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Opportunities

Below is a list of available residencies, scholarships, publications seeking submissions and other opportunities. Be sure to check out our program of workshops to get you ready for publication.

 

Fiona McIntosh Scholarship

Closing date: 14 Aug 2015

The Clare Writers’ Festival is proud to be involved in the Fiona McIntosh Scholarship.

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Website | thewriteweek@gmail.com

The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

Closing date: 14 Aug 2015

Hachette Australia, along with the Richell family, have established The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in partnership with The Guardian Australia and The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF), in memory of Hachette Australia’s former CEO, Matt Richell, who died suddenly in July 2014.

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$40,000 available for Copyright Research Fellowships

Closing date: 28 Aug 2015

Two fellowships of $20,000 per year will be provided to advance critical thinking about copyright.

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Hardie Grant Egmont Ampersand Project

Closing date: 14 Sep 2015

In 2015, Ampersand Project will be open to young adult and middle-grade manuscripts across all genres and lengths.

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Website | ampersand@hardiegrant.com.au

The National Library of Australia Fellowships and Scholarships

Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

The National Library of Australia offers a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for established and emerging researchers, practising writers and artists, and younger scholars.

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Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

Applications are now open for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, offered each year for the development of a play or other approved performing arts project.

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Residency opportunity for emerging regional writer

Closing date: 01 Oct 2015

Emerging writers from regional Australia are invited to apply for an exciting new two-week residency being offered at The Lock-Up, Newcastle, in the lead up to next year’s Newcastle Writers Festival.

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Website | admin@newcastlewritersfestival.org.au

Call Out for The Fractured Self: Poetry of Chronic Illness and Pain

Closing date: 30 Oct 2015

Suffering from chronic illness or pain means being split into ‘before’ and ‘after’, as well as into ‘healthy’ and ‘sick’.

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Website | heather.taylorjohnson@flinders.edu.au

Toowoomba Writers’ Festival 2015

Closing date: 14 Nov 2015

Join the Toowoomba Writers’ Festival 2015 for a day of free workshops.

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Website | toni.fawq@hotmail.com

Write Your Own Life

Closing date: 21 Nov 2015

Get away from it all. Learn to tell your own unique life story in a five-day retreat with Dr Lindsay Simpson, academic and author and co-author of eight books.

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Website | writingliferetreats@gmail.com

Grubby Money Seeks Submissions

Closing date: 31 Dec 2015

The Youth focussed website, Grubby Money – www.grubbymoney.com – is always looking for new contributors.

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Website | michael@grubbymoney.com

Penguin (The Monthly Catch)

Ongoing

The General Publishing team at Penguin Group (Australia) is keen and excited to read new work from Australian authors, and as such they’ve developed the Monthly Catch. Keep reading…

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Pan MacMillan (Manuscript Monday)

Ongoing

A new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process. Keep reading…

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Momentum Monday (Pan MacMillian digital imprint)

Ongoing

Momentum, Australia’s first major digital imprint, is open to submissions. Keep reading…

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Allen & Unwin (The Friday Pitch)

Ongoing

Through Friday Pitch Allen & Unwin have given new and emerging writers a chance to have their work read by our publishers within a reasonable time.  Keep reading…

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Random House

Ongoing

They do accept manuscript submissions but they have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to them. Keep reading…

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Harper Collins (The Wednesday Post)

Ongoing

HarperCollins is inviting unsolicited manuscripts from aspiring authors in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Keep reading…

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Hachette

Ongoing

Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. Keep reading…

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Text Publishing

Ongoing

Text is broadly interested in publishing fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult. Keep reading…

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MidnightSun Publishing (South Australian)

Ongoing

MidnightSun Publishing is always accepting submissions. Keep reading…

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Omnibus Scholastic (South Australian)

Ongoing

Scholastic Australia publishes books for children under three four publishing imprints – Scholastic Press, Omnibus Books and , Scholastic Australia and Koala Books. At this time ONLY Omnibus Books is regularly accepting the submission of unsolicited manuscripts. Keep reading…

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2015 People’s Choice Award (PCA)

Ongoing

Submissions are now open for the 2015 People’s Choice Award (PCA). Keep reading…

Website | City of Onkaparinga

One Page Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions

Ongoing

One Page Literary Magazine is looking for submissions. One Page features flash stories under 1000 words and micro stories under 300 words. Keep reading…

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Brilliant Flash Fiction

Ongoing

Tell me a story in 1,000 words or less.

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Website | brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Open Pitches

Ongoing

Writers often have pitches they don’t know where to send. Editors often have openings they don’t know how to fill.

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Asymptote

Ongoing

Asymptote welcomes submissions of translated poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama; certain types of original English-language nonfiction, including literary and critical writing; as well as visual art.

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Bombay Gin

Ongoing

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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In It For The Long Scrawl

Ongoing

We are a literary magazine created by teens.

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wigleaf

Ongoing

We feature stories under 1000 words.

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Website | wigleaf.fiction@gmail.com

Erin Thomas Playwright Fund

Ongoing

It can be tough getting your playwriting career going if you live outside of the capital cities – opportunities to engage with the theatre industry are rare and expensive. The newly established Erin Thomas Playwright Fund has been created to support emerging playwrights from regional or remote areas to attend opportunities or events that would help them develop their careers. To be eligible, playwrights need to: reside in a regional, remote or rural area of Australia; and be at an early stage of their career and have had no more than two professional productions. Funded travel costs can include airfares, accommodation, per diems or other relevant expenses. Playwrights may apply to attend events and opportunities.

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Indigenous Writing and Editing Project

Ongoing

Are you passionate about contemporary Indigenous Australian fiction? Want to learn more about editing?

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Website | indigenous.writing@slq.qld.gov.au

Workshop Facilitator – Goolwa

Ongoing

Sand Writers is currently seeking a possible facilitator for a workshop to be held in Goolwa, in the early part of 2015.

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Website | helenellemor@bigpond.com

Highlight Publishing

Ongoing

We are a new small independent publishing house that selects manuscripts based on the quality of the story telling, the literary value, and the prospect of sufficient sales to make the publication project financially
viable.

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Virginia Quarterly Review

Ongoing

Virginia Quarterly Review is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

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Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine publishes works of short fiction, non-fiction, poetry.

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Irish Pages

Ongoing

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas.

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Albert Whitman and Company

Ongoing

Albert Whitman and Company is an award-winning children’s book publisher founded in 1919.

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Barrelhouse

Ongoing

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organisation that aims to bridge the gap between serious art and pop culture.

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The Zodiac Review

Ongoing

The Zodiac Review is an online, semi-annual literary magazine presenting short fiction by new and emerging authors, as well as more established ones.

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Script Lab

Ongoing

Script Lab is looking for reviewers of television, film, books and software.

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Website | writefor@thescriptlab.com

American Reader

Ongoing

American Reader is a bimonthly magazine publishing fiction, poetry and criticism.

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WriteMe Australia

Ongoing

WriteMe Australia is a national program established to identify and select writers, and develop their exemplary written material with a Director, to a stage primed for screen production.

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The Career Fund – Copyright Agency

Ongoing

The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.

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Pitch to Overland

Ongoing

Overland is always looking for nonfiction pieces, especially for its online magazine.

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Position Vacant: Executive Director, NT Writers Centre

Ongoing

The Executive Director provides leadership and management to the NT Writers’ Centre, as well as delivering a diverse program of literary activities across the NT. Essential skills include the ability to develop and maintain relationships with funding bodies, philanthropic donors and corporate sponsors, as well as with the diverse writing community of the NT, including Indigenous writers and writers in remote communities. Keep reading…

Website | hamish@generaledgers.com.au

The Lifted Brow

Ongoing

The Lifted Brow is always seeking submissions!

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Submit an article to Beamly

Ongoing

If you have an article or article idea that you’d like to submit for publication, Beamly would love to read it.

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Rochford Street Review is looking for (unpaid) staff

Ongoing

Rochford Street Revew Rochford Street Review is an on-line journal reviewing new Australian and international writing and culture – with an emphasis on poetry, prose/fiction, small press publications, independant visual arts, film and drama/performance.(http://rochfordstreetreview.com/).

Rochford Street Review is looking for help! Actually we are looking for a host of different people to help the Review continue and expand. Up to now Rochford Street Review has basically been a one person show – but it is getting to point now where I have to look at bringing people in the help with the day to day running of the journal or to review it’s future.

I believe the Review has a bright future. In Issue 13 we have introduced the concept of a feature artist with Shelia E Murphy providing both the cover image for the issue along with a series of artwork through out the issue – the final piece will appear later this week. From issue 14 I want to expand this to include an ongoing dialogue with the artist over the three months of each issue. This may take the form of a series of interviews, artists statements and articles, together with a selection of work by the artist. I also want to mirror this with a feature writer who will provide a series of pieces throughout the issue accompanied by a similar level of critical engagement.

I also want to expand the reach and quality of the journal to ensure we are covering launches, openings, books exhibitions, film and drama across Australia (and indeed across the world). Being based in Sydney, Ausatralia this is sometimes difficult. So I am looking for help!
Rochford Street Review is, of course, always looking for people to review books, exhibitions, plays and films and we try to make at least a token payment for reviews and articles (depending on the level of donations we receive). If you are interested in reviewing let me know and we will work something out. Or if you are a publisher of books or journals get in contact.

I am also keen, however, to involve people in the more day to day running of the Review. This could involve learning WordPress to write or load articles, or to update the look and feel of the site (it is starting tolook a bit run of the mill). It would be great to have State and International Correspondents who could keep an ear out for launches, readings exhibitions, films etc. Of course you would get paid the same amount as I’m currently getting – which is nothing – but I would hope you would get some valuable experience and have some fun.

So, no matter where you are in the world, if you are interested in getting involved in Rochford Street Review get in contact – you can find our email address at http://rochfordstreetreview.com/…/contact-rochford-street-…/

Website | rochfordstreetpress@gmail.com

Seeking submissions of poetry and short stories

Ongoing

Have your stories read live online.

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Website | samjozeps@gmail.com

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Ongoing

Cha is dedicated to publishing quality creative works from and about Asia. At this time, we can only accept work in English or translated into English.

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Website | submissions@asiancha.com

Creative Nonfiction

Ongoing

Unlike many magazines, Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions.

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Website | https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions

The Fiction Desk

Ongoing

Theye’re always looking for new short stories at Fiction Desk anthologies, and most of the stories they publish are unsolicited submissions.

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Harvard Review Online

Ongoing

Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews.

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Narrative Magazine

Ongoing

Narrative regularly publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including stories, novels, novel excerpts, novellas, personal essays, humor, sketches, memoirs, literary biographies, commentary, reportage, interviews, and features of interest to readers who take pleasure in storytelling and imaginative prose.

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MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review)

Ongoing

MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review), seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices and aesthetic experiments that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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Prairie Schooner

Ongoing

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

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The Write Room

Ongoing

he Write Room is an online literary magazine that publishes quality works of fiction, non-​​fiction and poetry.

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Medical Journal of Australia

Ongoing

Submissions are open to the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Website | lkaminsky@mja.com.au

Wombat Books and Rhiza Press

Ongoing

Wombat Books and Rhiza Press Submissions are Now Open.

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The Asher Literary Award

Ongoing

Valued at $12,000, the Asher Literary Award is offered biennially to a female author whose work carries an anti-war theme.

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Pantera Press

Ongoing

Pantera Press aims to be known as a great new home for Australia’s next generation of best-loved authors™.

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‘Social Alternatives’ journal

Ongoing

Social Alternatives accepts academic papers, commentaries, book reviews and essays, short stories and poetry focussed on the aims of the journal.

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Overland’s Cursive Letters

Ongoing

Every month Overland run a literary advice column called Cursive Letters in which their wonderful fiction editor Jennifer Mills responds in agony-aunt style to questions submitted by writers about their literary dilemmas.

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