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The June Shenfield Poetry Award is annual award to commemorate poet June Shenfield, and to encourage people to write, publish and read poetry. The award is for an emerging Australian poet. The award is administered by the ACT Writers Centre in collaboration with Demos Journal.

Please read the full terms and conditions, including eligibility criteria, here before submitting.

We are now seeking short submission pitches for the next issue of the ACT Writers Centre's BITE magazine, themed ‘journeys'.

Pitches should be one or two paragraphs, describing what you would like to write about and the approximate length of the proposed article. Limited opportunities will also be available for illustrators to be published in the next issue of BITE. 

The next issue is planned for release in the second half of 2017, and we are now calling out for submissions from local emerging or established authors. We will respond to pitches in the first two weeks of June.

Categories include:
  • Lit scene spotlight—tell us about your Canberra-based writing group or organisation (up to 400 words).
  • Feature articles—reflecting on the craft of writing or critical thinking in relation to the theme (up to 800 words).
  • Interview/profile—based on the craft or business of writing and conducted specifically for BITE Magazine (up to 800 words).
  • Local author extracts—if your book (fiction/nonfiction) has been published in the last year, let us know (up to 2,000 words).
  • Illustration—please submit a short description of your work and what you'd be interested in illustrating.
For information about the magazine and guidelines, click here.

The Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award was established by Don McInnis to commemorate the life of his wife, a short story writer who lived in Canberra and passed away on 25 September 1997. The award is for an emerging ACT region writer.

Please read the full terms and conditions, including eligibility criteria, here before submitting.

The Anne Edgeworth Writers’ Fellowship is provided to an emerging young writer in the Canberra Region.  The Fellowship is worth up to $5,000 and is to be used to advance the recipients’ education in the craft of writing.  The Fellowship is provided annually by the Anne Edgeworth Trust and is administered by the ACT Writers Centre.

Please read the full terms and conditions and download the application form here before submitting.

ACT Writers Centre