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.

The Stringybark Open Short Story Award 2024: 1500 words max and the story must have a link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia. $1350 in cash and books as prizes. Closes 12 February. Entry fees: $15 for one story, $28 for two stories, $39 for three stories (max). Info here.

Williamstown Literary Festival Writing Competitions: The Young Adas Short Story Prize 2024, for writers aged 14–18 from the western suburbs; The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize 2024 open to Victorian writers aged 18+; The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize 2024 open to Victorian writers aged 18+; The Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Award 2024 for writing that involves the theme of disability in an Australian setting. It is open to entrants from anywhere in Australia. Stories can be fiction or non-fiction. $1750 in prizes. Closes 8 March. Info here.

Slinkies 2024 call-out: Calling emerging writers – under 30 years of age? Slinkies is looking for your writing. Prose in under 10,000 words, of absolutely any genre or style
to publish and promote in the annual anthology of carefully hand-selected submissions. Closes 31 May 31, 2024. Info here.

Anthology Creative Competitions 2024: Prizes for original, unpublished short stories, written in English with a maximum of 1,500 words. 1st: €1,000; 2nd €250; 3rd €150. Entry fees: Early bird fee – €15: December – March 2024; Standard fee: €18: April – July 2024. Closes 31 July. Info here.

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