Submissions Around Town: February

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Writer’s Edit will be publishing the ultimate writer’s companion later in the year. They are looking for literary fiction, poetry, essays and lengthy pieces of writing advice until Friday February 28.  

Mary, a Melbourne based creative and academic journal, is seeking previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays and comics for its next print edition. Deadline is Friday April 4.

The Suburban Review is accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art under the theme ‘Alien’ until Friday April 4.

And just a reminder that Ricochet Magazine  is currently accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, book reviews, photography and visual art for our upcoming online edition. The Australian authors of our favourite short story and poem will each receive a special book gift pack. Submissions close on Friday April 4.


The Laura Literary Awards, comprising the Flinders News Prose Awards and The CJ Dennis Poetry Awards, is open for entries until Friday February 14. First prize in both competitions is $200 and the open category attracts a $10 entry fee. Works will be published in the Flinders News and online.

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is open for creative and insightful women’s stories until Friday February 28. There are many, many prizes up for grabs, including a $700 first prize, a pass to the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, a one year subscriptions to Voiceworks and an assortment of free books.

The Joanne Burns Microfiction/Prose Poem Award is looking for screen sized literature to be screened at Federation Square during the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. One winner will also receive $300 and publication in the Spineless Wonders’ anthology Flashing the Square. Entries close Monday March 31.


There are four voluntary positions currently available at The Lifted Brow: Publicist, Advertising and Sponsorship Officer, Poetry and Flash Fiction Editor, and Interviews Editor. Get your applications in before 5pm Monday February 10. These are all excellent opportunities to gain experience and contacts in the literary industry – and as an added bonus you can come say hi to us, because we’re in the same office!

The Melbourne Festival is filling three full-time positions: Head of ProgrammingProgramming Assistant and Marketing and Development Administrator. Applications close on Monday February 10.

The National Young Writers’ Festival is looking for a Festival Coordinator to run the festival during 2014 and 2015. They’re also hiring three creative and energetic individuals to act as Co-Directors, and a dedicated Festival Manager. All positions are Newcastle based, and applications close Monday February 17.

And finally, the Melbourne Writers’ Festival is seeking three Program Interns and five Marketing, Development and Events Interns. Applications close on Thursday February 27. Again, this is an opportunity you shouldn’t ignore. If you want to learn about what goes into one of Australia’s biggest literary events, you should definitely think about applying.


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