Monday, 15 June 2015

International Writing Competition for Budding Authors

The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) have launched an exciting manuscript competition for authors called ‘Chapter One’, which can help you take your writing career to the next level. The deadline is very near, so be sure to get writing and apply before the end of June. What’s more is it’s accessible to authors from anywhere around the globe.

Deadline: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Entry prize: New publication pathway and prize for emerging writers: ‘Chapter One’ and $500 in cash.
Regions: International

The winner will receive a written appraisal of his or her work from an established literary author and a letter of recommendation to University of Western Australia Press (UWAP) – a ‘tick of approval’ that will effectively place their manuscript on top of the submissions pile for priority assessment.

The winner will also receive a $500 cash prize and fully subsidised conference fees for the annual conference of the AAWP in November, 2015, to read from their work. 

Eligible writers need to submit one chapter (or 5,000 words) of prose from a literary novel, short story collection, or a hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries, or up to 500 lines of poetry. The winner may also secure a publishing contract with UWAP.

Find out more and submit your manuscript to and check out AAWP’s website at

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