Opportunities and Competitions

Inclusion in this list may in no way be construed as a recommendation by Bundaberg Writers’ Club

(NB. In general, Bundaberg Writers’ Club advises against permitting your work to be included in competition anthologies.)


Australian Writers’ Prize

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, UK, has announced its first ever Australian Writers’ Prize.  They are  keen to find a great unpublished Australian writer with an incredible voice, writing and premise. The prize is open for adult fiction in all genres, or that which blends genres the only requirement is that you be an unpublished Australian writer without representation.

  • Prize – offer of agency representation
  • eligibility – must be un-agented and the submitted work, unpublished.
  • requirements – pitch email including a brief author bio with contact details, a one-page synopsis, full manuscript (or minimum of 30,000 words if the novel is nearing completion)
  • shortlisted entries will receive a comprehensive editorial report
  • submit – australianauthors@madeleinemilburn.com
  • Closing date May 19, 2017

For detailed tips on developing you submission, and to learn more about what Madeleine Milburn is looking for, check out their website


Entry Form

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” Richard Wagner

  • First Prize – $10,000; Second Prize – $5,000; Third prize $3,000
  • Theme – Joy
  • Judge – Chris Wallace – Crabbe
  • Closing date July 3, 2017