Competitions for writers

Just to let you know of some competitions currently open for entries:

The 2010 T.A.G. Hungerford Award:

Sponsors: Writing WA, New Edition Bookshop, The West Australian, & Fremantle Press

Prize: $12,000 AUD + a publishing contract with Fremantle Press

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents who reside primarily in Western Australia only.

Rules: Previously unpublished material in fiction or creative non-fiction genre of 50,000 words minimum. Material submitted previously to Fremantle Press with editorial comment received is not eligible.

Entry fee: $25.00 AUD cheque or money order payable to Writing WA only.

Deadline: 30th July 2010.

Entry form: Download it here.

Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010:

Sponsors: Aesthetica

Prize(s): £500 GBP per winner per genre/category + publication in the Creative Works Annual + copy of Creative Works Annual

Eligibility: Open to all international artists and writers. Language used must be English.

Rules: 2 short stories of up to 2,000 words each in any genre. 2 poems of up to 40 lines each in any genre. 2 images of artwork of at least 300 dpi, submitted in JPG, TIF, or PDF format. Entries must be emailed in and must be marked with the appropriate term: “Aesthetica Creative Works Competition Fiction/ Aesthetica Creative Works Competition Poetry/ Aesthetica Creative Works Competition Artwork”. Email must also include all information as listed on submission guideline page at the Aesthetica website.

Entry fee: £10.00 GBP per entry – must be paid online via submission guidelines page to receive an order reference number that must be included in the submission email.

Deadline: 31 August 2010

Submission guidelines: See the page here.

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