Below is a list of available residencies, scholarships, publications seeking submissions and other opportunities.
Lit Bulb Festival Seeks Flash Fiction
Closing date: 15 Mar 2015
Lit Bulb Festival is looking for short fiction, non-fiction and poetry, based on the theme or prompt “together”. Keep reading…
Project and Development Grants
Closing date: 15 Mar 2015
Project and Development Grants are available for early career artists aged 26 and under to develop creative projects with a tangible outcome and to pursue career development opportunities between July – December 2015.
June S. Tanner Memorial Scholarship
Closing date: 15 Mar 2015
The June S. Tanner Memorial Scholarship is a unique opportunity for an early career South Australian artist to refine their art form while immersed in the beauty of Italian culture.
Dubnium Young Editors Project
Closing date: 15 Mar 2015
Dubnium Young Editors Project is seeking submissions for Issue 2. Short stories, micro fiction and poetry are accepted.
Victorian Indigenous Literature Officer
Closing date: 17 Mar 2015
The resident organisations of The Wheeler Centre in partnership with the First Nations Australia Writers’ Network (FNAWN) are thrilled to be announcing the newly created position of Victorian Indigenous Literature Officer.
Position Vacant: CEO, Queensland Writers Centre
Closing date: 18 Mar 2015
Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) is seeking a new CEO with vision and passion for Australian writing to lead this successful, innovative and financially secure organisation in its next exciting phase of development. More information and the application package are available at http://www.qwc.asn.au/about/employment-opportunities/.
Paid writing and training opportunity
Closing date: 20 Mar 2015
I am seeking to find a writing contractor who may be able to take on a government contract to train sports administrators, sportpersons and club historians to use Wikipedia to add and build Wikipedia profiles of SA women in sport. I was originally contracted to do this, but now I live interstate this contract is not going to work for me. This is a paid role with $3500 allocated for 100 hours which includes course preparation and delivery of full days training.
Candidates must be Wikipedia contributors who might be suited to creating and presenting a training session for the Office for Recreation and Sport which they are looking to deliver on 24th March at the State Library.
Please see links to the list of SA Women in Sport and associated profile pages, I completed or compiled into the list in stage one of this project last year, below.
For more information contact Carolyn Pickering <email@example.com>
2015-16 Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability program funding
Closing date: 30 Mar 2015
The 2015-16 Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability program funding round is now open for applications.
Judges Call Out
Closing date: 31 Mar 2015
The SA Chinese Writers Association Inc. is looking for judges for a poetry competition. Please email Alexander Chang for more information or to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Granta is accepting unsolicited submissions
Closing date: 01 Apr 2015
Granta literary magazine is accepting unsolicited submissions. Keep reading…
Submission to The Lifted Brow and Cordite’s 51.1: UMAMI Now Open!
Closing date: 05 Apr 2015
Submission of flash fiction (between 1 and 500 words max) and poetry will be accepted until 11.59pm, 5 April 2015.
Aerogramme Writers’ Studio
Closing date: 30 Apr 2015
Over 70 publication opportunities for both established and emerging writers. Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions.
Script Wanted by Local Actress
Closing date: 30 Apr 2015
SA based actress Leah East is seeking help from a local writer. Leah is required to create a video of her acting and is seeking an original script (or selection of) for this purpose.
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.
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.
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.
Pure Slush Submissions
Closing date: 31 Oct 2015
Pure Slush Vol. 10
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.
Grubby Money Seeks Submissions
Closing date: 31 Dec 2015
The Youth focussed website, Grubby Money – www.grubbymoney.com – is always looking for new contributors.
Penguin (The Monthly Catch)
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…
Pan MacMillan (Manuscript Monday)
A new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process. Keep reading…
Momentum Monday (Pan MacMillian digital imprint)
Momentum, Australia’s first major digital imprint, is open to submissions. Keep reading…
Allen & Unwin (The Friday Pitch)
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…
They do accept manuscript submissions but they have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to them. Keep reading…
Harper Collins (The Wednesday Post)
HarperCollins is inviting unsolicited manuscripts from aspiring authors in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Keep reading…
Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. Keep reading…
Text is broadly interested in publishing fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult. Keep reading…
MidnightSun Publishing (South Australian)
MidnightSun Publishing is always accepting submissions. Keep reading…
Omnibus Scholastic (South Australian)
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…
2015 People’s Choice Award (PCA)
Submissions are now open for the 2015 People’s Choice Award (PCA). Keep reading…
One Page Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions
One Page Literary Magazine is looking for submissions. One Page features flash stories under 1000 words and micro stories under 300 words. Keep reading…
Brilliant Flash Fiction
Tell me a story in 1,000 words or less.
Writers often have pitches they don’t know where to send. Editors often have openings they don’t know how to fill.
Feast! Pure Slush Vol. 9 will be a print anthology and it’s about food, and particularly, the preparation and serving of it. And is there a greater bringer-together of people than food?!
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.
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.
In It For The Long Scrawl
We are a literary magazine created by teens.
We feature stories under 1000 words.
Erin Thomas Playwright Fund
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.
Indigenous Writing and Editing Project
Are you passionate about contemporary Indigenous Australian fiction? Want to learn more about editing?
Workshop Facilitator – Goolwa
Sand Writers is currently seeking a possible facilitator for a workshop to be held in Goolwa, in the early part of 2015.
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
Virginia Quarterly Review
Virginia Quarterly Review is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
Reed Magazine publishes works of short fiction, non-fiction, poetry.
Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas.
Albert Whitman and Company
Albert Whitman and Company is an award-winning children’s book publisher founded in 1919.
Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organisation that aims to bridge the gap between serious art and pop culture.
The Zodiac Review
The Zodiac Review is an online, semi-annual literary magazine presenting short fiction by new and emerging authors, as well as more established ones.
Script Lab is looking for reviewers of television, film, books and software.
American Reader is a bimonthly magazine publishing fiction, poetry and criticism.
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.
The Career Fund – Copyright Agency
The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.
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
Marketing and promotion costs
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.
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.
Publication Opportunities for Emerging Writers
Aerogramme Studio have put together a list of publications that accept emerging writers’ work from across the world.
Pitch to Overland
Overland is always looking for nonfiction pieces, especially for its online magazine.
Rag and Bone Man Submissions
We welcome submissions!
Pure Slush submissions – ‘don’t kill me I’m in love’
Pure Slush is seeking submissions for its online project ‘Don’t Kill Me I’m in Love’.
But there’s a hook (and isn’t there always?) … it’s a serial. So each story must pick up somewhere from where the previous story left off, using one or more of the characters, but taking us somewhere else. (Please, though, don’t take us to the moon or Hell …) Keep reading…
Position Vacant: Executive Director, NT Writers Centre
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…