Submissions Around Town: May


Hello everyone! Long (long) time, no blog.

The good news is, we will be making an exciting announcement later this week regarding Ricochet Magazine.

In the meantime, enjoy a list of the submissions opportunities going around town.


Visible Ink is accepting submissions of short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, photography, original artwork, comics, graphic fiction and illustrations for its 25th anniversary edition. The theme is EVOLVE.

Offset Arts Journal is accepting prose, poetry, artwork and multimedia submissions around the theme 13.


The prestigious Alan Marshall Short Story Award is open for entries until May 17th. Open First Prize is $3000 for stories up to 2500 words.

The Katherine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award is open to science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery speculative fiction entries.

The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize (worth $5000) is accepting entries until May 31st. It will be judged by Tony Birch (academic and author of the 2012 novel Blood), Maria Takolander (poet, critic and a past winner) and Terri-ann White (Director of UWA Publishing).

The Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre Patron’s Prize for Poets competition is open for unthemed and unpublished poems until May 31st.

The Australian Horror Writers Association is after horror stories for its Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition. Entries also close May 31st.

The Shoalhaven Literary Award is open for short stories up to 3,000 words. First prize is $1,000 plus a two week residential at the Arthur Boyd Centre, Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River.

For the romance writers among you, the Some Like it Hot Romantic Fiction Competition is looking for unpublished works of 50,000+ words. First prize is $1,500 and a publishing contract with Steam eReads. Entries close at the end of the month.


Meanjin is offering four $3000 New Media Art Mentorships for early career and emerging arts critics.

The ABR Patrons’ Editorial Internship is a PAID internship with the Australian Book Review to help edit and digitise the magazine. The gig is worth $20,000 over eight months.

Entries for the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards – Written word close in two days. This AMAZING opportunity offers writers aged 30 and under $5,000 in Qantas flights anywhere in the world, a professional mentorship with Lisa Dempster (the Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival) and $5,000 in cash.

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