October 2019 | Submission opportunities in Australia

OCTOBER 1 (opening):                   The Garden Lounge Creative Space Call for Readers. Invitation to apply for Guest Poet Readings at Garden Lounge, Newtown, Sydney. Two 15 minute slots for each poet; payment will be a percentage of night’s takings. Contact:  michael@gardenlounge.com.au. Novelists, playwrights and ‘other’ also invited to apply.

OCTOBER (on-going):                     Red Room Extinction Elegies Donation. Write a poem about extinction and Red Room Poetry will donate $1 to Rewilding Australia. Emailed entries. For more details see https://redroomcompany.org/blog/red-room/write-a-poem/

OCTOBER (ongoing):                      The Big Issue Magazine. Poems up to 150 words for the ‘Streetsheet’ page from anyone who has experienced homelessness, marginalisation or disadvantage. See https://www.thebigissue.org.au/contribute/ email editorial@bigissue.org.au

OCTOBER 1 (opening):                 Scum Magazine. Feminist-friendly poems up to 50 lines, maximum 3 poems, emailed to: submissions@scum-mag.com. Send as a word document attachment before October 7: https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

OCTOBER 14 (closing, 5pm):         NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, including The Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. Submit online for work published/performed/broadcast or screened in previous 12 months. NOTE: $100 entry fee waived for selected card-holders: https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/premiers_literary_awards_2020_guidelines.pdf

OCTOBER 15 (closing):                  Verge Journal. Monash University’s annual creative writing journal is calling for submissions of up to 3 poems (maximum 60 lines each). https://arts.monash.edu/languages-literatures-cultures-linguistics/literary-studies-and-creative-writing/verge

OCTOBER 21 (closing):                   Australian Book Review Indigenous Fellowship. Emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island creative writers are encouraged to submit for the $10,000 Fellowship. See https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/fellowships/abr-indigenous-fellowship

OCTOBER 21 (closing):                   The Don Bank Writer In Residence Program 2020. Applications now open to poets and writers, individuals and organisations, from anywhere in NSW. Hosted by North Sydney Council at historic Don Bank Museum. For more details see: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Library_Databases/Library_Programs/Writer_in_Residence_-_Apply_now

OCTOBER 21: (closing):                  The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund. Grants of $2,000-$10,000 to develop new writing and literary careers for Australian writers and literary sector workers. See https://writersvictoria.org.au/the-neilma-sidney-literary-travel-fund

OCTOBER 28 (closing):                   Middleground Magazine. Open to writers identifying as mixed-race. Send up to three poems to: submissions@middlegroundmagazne.co.uk in word doc. More details, see: https://www.middlegroundmagazine.co.uk/submissions.

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