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.
Little Fictions Call Out
Closing date: 01 Dec 2015
Little Fictions is opening its doors to newly-minted submissions for its upcoming live shows.
Call for Scripts
Closing date: 01 Dec 2015
The Film & TV Department of Adelaide College of the ARTS is seeking Short Film Scripts or Short Stories for production by students early 2016. These short contemporary dramas or comedies will be produced to the highest standard attainable by Screen students completing their 3rd year Advanced diploma…
Expressions of Interest for Carclew’s Fifth Quarter
Closing date: 04 Dec 2015
Carclew’s Fifth Quarter arts incubator supports artists to establish viable arts businesses. It champions the idea that creative professionals can simultaneously pursue innovation as artists and entrepreneurs.
Melbourne Polytechnic Residential Fellowship for Writers
Closing date: 15 Dec 2015
Melbourne Polytechnic’s popular Bachelor of Writing and Publishing program has announced that they will be offering the Melbourne Polytechnic Residential Fellowship for Writers, based at their Fairfield campus in Yarra Bend Road.
Grubby Money Seeks Submissions
Closing date: 31 Dec 2015
The Youth focussed website, Grubby Money – www.grubbymoney.com – is always looking for new contributors.
Short and Twisted
Closing date: 31 Dec 2015
Short and Twisted, an anthology of short stories and poetry with a twist at the end, is seeking submissions of short stories (2000 words, 500 words and 100 words), poetry and images for the 2016 issue, our 10th issue.
The Jacky Winter Gardens Artist-in-Residence Program
Closing date: 06 Jan 2016
At Jacky Winter we pride ourselves on skilfully mixing art and commerce, and The Jacky Winter Gardens Artist-in-Residence Program is a further expression of this. We want to offer time and space for the development and creation of new work, or the continuation of an existing project.
Colin Roderick Award
Closing date: 29 Feb 2016
Nominations for the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award are now open.
Seeking 12-20 yr old Inky Awards Judges
Closing date: 07 Apr 2016
To have your say about which books will make this year’s shortlist, apply to be an Inky Awards Judge!
Arsenic Lobster poetry journal
Closing date: 30 Apr 2016
The Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal is seeking eloquent emotion, articulate experiment; the charley horse hearted, heavily quirked, the harrowing.
International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016
International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest is now calling for short stories in any speculative fiction genre including fantasy, science fiction and horror.
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.
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.
Pitch to Overland
Overland is always looking for nonfiction pieces, especially for its online magazine.
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…
The Lifted Brow
The Lifted Brow is always seeking submissions!
Submit an article to Beamly
If you have an article or article idea that you’d like to submit for publication, Beamly would love to read it.
Seeking submissions of poetry and short stories
Have your stories read live online.
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
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.
Unlike many magazines, Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions.
The Fiction Desk
Theye’re always looking for new short stories at Fiction Desk anthologies, and most of the stories they publish are unsolicited submissions.
Harvard Review Online
Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews.
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.
MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review)
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.
Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
The Write Room
he Write Room is an online literary magazine that publishes quality works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Medical Journal of Australia
Submissions are open to the Medical Journal of Australia.
Wombat Books and Rhiza Press
Wombat Books and Rhiza Press Submissions are Now Open.
The Asher Literary Award
Valued at $12,000, the Asher Literary Award is offered biennially to a female author whose work carries an anti-war theme.
Pantera Press aims to be known as a great new home for Australia’s next generation of best-loved authors™.
‘Social Alternatives’ journal
Social Alternatives accepts academic papers, commentaries, book reviews and essays, short stories and poetry focussed on the aims of the journal.
Overland’s Cursive Letters
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.
At a recent editorial meeting, the Writer’s Edit team decided that they’d love to start publishing short stories and poems on their beloved online mag again.
Omission Magazine is devoted to producing stories that are derived from sources typically under-valued, or entirely neglected by traditional media.
Writers Bloc is always looking for fresh writing and new voices to contribute to our ongoing blog columns.
Taboo Magazine is an online mag open for submissions.
Structo is a UK-based literary magazine.
Spook are looking for writers interested in fashion, music, film, lit, art, sex/gender, culture and/or politics.
Ginosko Literary Journal
Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal.
One Teen Story
One Teen Story publishes Young Adult writing, providing opportunities to established adult authors and emerging teen authors of YA.
Uneven Floor, an independent poetry publication based in Perth, Western Australia, is seeking poetry submissions for its online magazine.
Stereo Stories is a Melbourne-based website that publishes well-written, evocative, concise stories. About songs.
The Wrong Quarterly
The Wrong Quarterly are a London-based journal who publish “inventive” works of nonfiction, life writing and essays up to 5,000 words and fiction up to 6,000 words.
Tongues is a multilingual online magazine looking for language editors and contributors to join our team!
Writers and Filmmakers.com
The winning filmmaker wins up to $25,000 to shoot one of the top 10 scripts. Winning writer receives up to $10,000 for their short script!
Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings quarterly edition accepts submissions of original writing all year around for KYD subscribers and during the months of March, June, September and December ONLY for non-subscribers.
LGBTQIA Book Club for Young Adults
Book Club is a place to discuss YA books with LGBTQIA characters and/or themes. It’s open to everyone aged 14-24, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are a homophobia, biphobia and transphobia free zone.
Young Art Journalism Awards (YAJA)
YAJA stands for: Young Art Journalism Awards. YAJA gives journalism students the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way. YAJA connects students with journalistic opportunities and audiences in the art industry.