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April 2022

Ada Cambridge Writing Prizes 2022 open for submissions

April 8 @ 12:00 am
$15

Now open, thanks to the Williamstown Literary Festival: the Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize ($500), Poetry Prize ($500), and The Young Adas ($250), named after one of Australia’s finest colonial writers.

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2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction Now Open

April 15 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction with the theme AFTERMATH now open. Prizes $1000, $500 and $250. Closes Friday 15 April.

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Summer of Mystery

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Heights, 140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown (Geelong), VIC 3183 Australia
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$5 – $45

The National Trust, in collaboration with Sisters in Crime, celebrates women crime writers and fictional crime fighters in its Summer of Mystery literary crime exhibition in Geelong.

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Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award now taking submissions

April 29 @ 11:59 pm
$15

A Williamstown Literary Festival opportunity - entries for Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award on a disability theme close on 29 April.

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May 2022

The 2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Now Open

May 2 @ 5:00 pm
$15 – $25

Australian Book Review welcomes entries to the 2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject and in any style. $12,500 up grabs.

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Literary Speed Dating – Australian Society of Authors

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 5:30 pm
$27.50

A unique three-minute opportunity to pitch your completed manuscript to Australian publishers and agents via Zoom.

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Eastwood-Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary CompetITion 2022

May 15 @ 5:00 pm
$8

A number of awards open with the Eastwood-Hills FAW Literary Competition 2022. Entries close 15 May.

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Crime on the Couch@St Kilda Writers’ Festival

May 29 @ 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm
St Kilda Army and Navy Club – Heroes Lounge, 88 Acland Street
St Kilda, Vic 3182 Australia
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$15 – $20

Warm up for the DicksVs Dames Debate at 5pm with relaxed one-on-one author talks with Crime on the Couch, pesented by Sisters in Crime. Great fun and you get to ask questions.

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Dicks Vs Dames: Sisters in Crime@St Kilda Writers’ Festival

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Heroes Lounge, St Kilda Army & Navy Club, 88 Acland St,
St Kilda, Vic 3182 Australia
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$15 – $20

Sisters in Crime Australia & the St Kilda Writers' Festival present the return of the Great Crime Writing Debate, Dicks vs Dames: “The female of the species is deadlier than the male”

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June 2022

Entries now open for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize

June 15 @ 5:00 pm

Entries for the ARA Historical Novel Prize, the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia (worth $100,000), is now open.

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