September 2019 | Submission opportunities in Australia

September (ongoing):                 The Big Issue Magazine. Poems up to 150 words for the ‘Streetsheet’ page from anyone who has experienced homelessness, marginalisation or disadvantage. See email

September 6 (closing):                NSW Creative Industries Residency Program. Subsidised space at the Powerhouse Museum Ultimo for individuals and organisations to work on projects and engage with public programs.

September 10 (closing):              The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants: Round 3, 2019. Grants up to $10,000 to help emerging and early career artists with international development opportunities. See

September 15 (closing):              The ARKfest Play Submissions. ARK Theatre invites submissions of 10-minute plays, any genre, for performance at ARKFest Short Play Festival.

September 21 (closing):              2019 Andrew McMillan Emerging Writer’s Residency. The Northern Territory Writers Centre Residency includes two weeks hotel accommodation and travel assistance. Free for Writing NSW members and others. For rules, details:

September 22 (closing):              The 2019 Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships. Two Varuna residencies to WNSW members to develop poems, fiction or other works. Judges include Picador publisher Mathilda Imlah. See:

September 27: (closing, 5pm):   Red Room Poetry Object 2019. Free poetry writing competition for young people (Years 3 – 10) and their teachers. For more details on how to register your school, see:

September 30 (closing):              Spirit of Home: The 5th Manly Art Gallery Poetry Reading. Paid appearances with selected poems published in Verity La Journal. See

September 30 (closing):              Varuna-New England Writers Centre Fellowship. A one-week fellowship in 2020 at Varuna (Katoomba) with board, consultation and travel assistance. Available only to New England residents (current or former). Application fee: $15. For terms and conditions, see:



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