Opportunities, competitions and workshops

We love seeing Sisters in Crime members succeed – submit your story or novel to a publisher or competition here:

Big Sky Publishers – call out for true crime manuscript submissions
For further information on how to submit, click here.

Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary competition, 2023: Flash Fiction (Max 500 words. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50); Philippa Holland Award for Poetry (Max 80 lines per poem. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50); Alan Russell Award for Memoir (Max 1,500 words. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50); Short Story (Max 1,500 words. First Prize $150, Second Prize $50). Go here for more details. FAW website:  Closes 15 May 2023.

International conference – Crime Fiction and Democracy. Université Paris Nanterre 22-23 June 2023. Organised by the Centre de Recherches Anglophones (Université Paris Nanterre) and Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with the Centre de recherches pluridisciplinaires multilingues (Université Paris Nanterre).

The ARA Historical Novel Prize, the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia, incorporating both an Adult category and a category for Children and Young Adult (CYA), is open. Worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies: $50,000 (Adult category winner), with an additional $5,000 to the other two shortlisted authors. In the CYA category, the winner receives $30,000, while the two short listers receive $5,000 each. Closes 14 June. Enter here.

Seniors’ Festival – The 19th Port Phillip Writing Awards: Entrants can submit one fictional story, poem, or non-fiction piece on any topic. Open to all City of Port Phillip residents, workers, and Library members aged 55 years+. Enter here. Close 30 June 2023.

SD Harvey Short Crime Story Award. Opens 1 May. Stories 2000-5000 words in either fiction or in creative or literary non-fiction/long-form journalism.  $1000 cash prize ($60 entry fee). Enter here. Closes 1 July.

Anthology short story competition for original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Closes 31 August 2023.

Anthology poetry competition for original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Enter here. Closes 31 October 2023.

Anthology Flash Fiction Competition. Any genre but no more than 250 words. Closes 31 October 2023.

Want to submit an opportunity, competition, or workshop? Email us here.