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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.

 

Emerging Writers Festival Director

Closing date: 25 May 2015

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) invites applications for the exciting position of Festival Director. The Festival Director will lead the artistic direction of EWF and deliver high quality, diverse and dynamic programs in support of the emerging writers community.

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Website | chair@emergingwritersfestival.org.au

Inkerman & Blunt Australian Love Letters

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Inkerman & Blunt is excited to announce the call out for submissions to their next collection Australian Love Letters, ed. Bruce Pascoe.

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Website | info@inkermanandblunt.com

The Comic Art Workshop Residency

Closing date: 29 May 2015

The Comic Art Workshop is an artist-in-residence program for graphic storytellers.

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Romance Writers Australia seeks Administration Assistant

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Romance Writers of Australia (Inc), an internationally recognised and respected organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction and assisting aspiring authors, seeks a part time Administration Assistant to join its team.

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Website | president@romanceaustralia.com

Survey for Ebook Authors

Closing date: 31 May 2015

A Year 11 student at Westminster School is seeking authors with published ebooks to complete a short survey.

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Vine Leaves Literary Journal: Issue #15 vignette submissions

Closing date: 31 May 2015

Vine Leaves Literary Journal is now open for Issue #15 vignette submissions.

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Rainbow Stories

Closing date: 01 Jun 2015

Pure Slush will be publishing a series of stories across 6 print volumes in 2016, all with LGBTIQ themes. Each book will be published and released across 2016, in the order of the colours of the rainbow flag.

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Website | edpureslush@live.com.au

CHASS Australia Prizes

Closing date: 01 Jun 2015

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is a non-profit organisation that works to support the arts industry, humanities sector and social sciences sector.

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Website | events@chass.org.au

2016-2017 M Literary Residency Programme

Closing date: 12 Jun 2015

The M Literary Residency Programme, fully funded by M Restaurant Group, grew from our Literary Festivals, as we heard from writers about what was needed to nurture and produce the best writing in this region. It turns out that often it is simply the time and space to write.

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Website | mliteraryresidency@m-restaurantgroup.com

2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

Closing date: 26 Jun 2015

Nominations for the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are now open, with a prize pool of $167,500 on offer.

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The Impress Prize for New Writers

Closing date: 26 Jun 2015

There are only 10 weeks left to enter the Impress Prize for New Writers 2015 and win a publishing contract!

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Interlude Press

Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

Interlude Press will open for submissions of full-length novels June 1-30, 2015.

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Website | submissions@interludepress.com

Dimension6

Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

Dimension6, the free electronic magazine of Australian speculative
fiction will be open for submissions again from 1 to 30 June inclusive.

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National Young Writers’ Month

Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

Over at Express Media HQ, they’re excited to be bringing you the 2015 National Young Writers’ Month program.

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Expressions of Interest open: Eye of the Storm writers’ festival, Alice Springs 2015

Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

Expressions of Interest are currently open for writers to present or run workshops at the Eye of the Storm writers’ festival, Alice Springs, 17-20 September 2015.

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Website | program@eyeofthestorm.org.au

Omission Magazine

Closing date: 01 Jul 2015

Omission Magazine is an upcoming Adelaide-based magazine seeking submissions from writers.

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Website | gabriel.polychronis@omissionmagazine.com

$40,000 Author Fellowship (mid-late career)

Closing date: 03 Jul 2015

The Copyright Agency Fellowship for Authors will award $40,000 to a mid to late career author to cover a 12 month period and to be used for the development and creation of work.

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Carclew Scholarships

Closing date: 15 Jul 2015

Each scholarship has a one-off allocation of $12,500 to be used for self-nominated professional development activity in Australia or abroad.

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Visible Ink

Closing date: 27 Jul 2015

Visible Ink anthology 2015 opens submissions for emerging writers, photographers and illustrators.

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Website | submissions@visibleinkanthology.com

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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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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QuickstART: microloans

Ongoing

Carclew QuickstART loans are no interest commercial loans for individual artists, groups and creative practitioners aged 18 – 26 years.

In a first for South Australia, Carclew are now offering interest-free microloans of up to $3,000 to help young artists establish their careers.

Carclew’s QuickstART microloans are open to all kinds of young artists for all kinds of good uses, and are an important, alternative cash flow ideal for:

Design, production, presentation or exhibition cost
Equipment or materials purchase
Research and development
Professional development
Marketing and promotion costs
Touring
Grant top-up or gap funding
The interest-free microloans will range from $1,000 to $3,000; have flexible repayments terms of three to 12 months, with no penalty for early repayment.

Applicants will be assessed based on the viability of their proposal, capacity to manage and deliver the project, benefit of the project to the applicant’s creative development, and the ability to repay the loan.

Carclew are delivering the microloan program in partnership with Foresters, which has been providing community finance and social investment in Australia for more than 20 years.

Applications

If you are interested in applying for a Carclew QuickstART loan, you must:

Download and carefully read the Carclew QuickstART Loan information
Download and carefully read the Carclew QuickstART Loan application
Phone us on 8267 5111 to make an appointment to discuss the viability of your application.

Loan applications will not be approved unless discussed with Carclew prior to submission.

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Pitch to Overland

Ongoing

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

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Rag and Bone Man Submissions

Ongoing

We welcome submissions!

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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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Romance Writers of Australia – Pitch Program

Ongoing

The Get Fresh in ’15 team is thrilled to announce a return of our favourite shining star: the Romance Writers of Australia conference PITCH PROGRAM!

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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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