Submissions Now Open


Submissions can be in any genre: poetry, creative non-fiction, short story, travel, screenplay, etc
Details for submission of work:  

  • Submissions must be made by midnight of 30 November 2019, midnight.
  • Submissions must be double-spaced in 12-point type
  • Maximum length for submissions: 5000 words
  • A maximum of 3 pieces per author may be submitted (a suite of poems may count as one piece, but must be clearly marked as a suite)
  • Students' names MUST NOT appear within the submission. The editors make their decision entirely on the quality of each submission, and without knowing the name of its author. For that reason, submissions must be anonymous, and the story title and page numbers should appear on each separate page.

Editors will commence work on a shortlist in December and successful authors will be advised by January. The winner/s of the Writing Prize will subsequently be awarded at the Anthology’s launch in 2020.

The UTS Writing Prize will be judged in conjunction with the Anthology submissions. A condition of this prize is publication in the Anthology.

UTS Anthology 2020 Editorial Committee Expression of Interest

  • Are you passionate about reading? 
  • Do you have a keen editorial and critical eye? 
  • Are you able to read large amounts of manuscripts and stay focused? 
  • Are you never guilty of misplacing your possessive apostrophes? 

If so, then you may be interested in applying to join the editorial committee for the 2016 UTS Writers’ Anthology.

Expressions of interest must include:

  • A one-page covering letter that includes your reasons for wanting to be on the committee
  • A maximum two-page CV
  • Two one-paragraph references from your lecturers 

Please submit these as one attachment.

The closing date for these expressions of interest will be 31 October.

A call out for submissions to the actual 2020 Anthology will be made later in November. 

Fantastica is the new home for quality Australian speculative fiction.  

While our primary focus is science fiction (and subgenres), we consider fantasy, horror and other spec fic genres if the story breaks the mould. We want mature spec fic that challenges preconceptions, both conceptually and stylistically.

Ideally, works should be 80,000 words or more in length for adult works, but can be slightly shorter for young adult.

Please provide a short synopsis in the following fields and attach the first three chapters (or 50 pages if you don't have chapters).

We do not guarantee we will respond to every submission. 

Please send the first three chapters of your work, a one-page synopsis and a one-page cover letter introducing yourself. 

Before submitting we recommend you familiarise yourself with our list to get a sense of the kind of books we publish. 

We endeavour to respond in three months from the date of receipt. 

Now in its eighth year, Viva la Novella is once again open for entries.
We want your novellas. We want extraordinary stories that surprise, unnerve, discomfort and inspire. The competition is open to all genres and in the past we have awarded the prize to dystopian spec-fic, a reimagined Colonial story and realist fiction – among others.
Seizure invites Australian and New Zealand residents to submit their completed novella manuscripts for consideration. We are looking for two writers, who will each receive a $1000 prize and publication with Seizure in print and digital formats.

What’s a novella? By our reckoning it's 20–50,000 words of solid narrative goodness. We'll take an over/under of 10% (ie no fewer than 18 000 words / no more than 55 000 words) but anything outside that is ineligible.
What isn't a novella? Collected short stories are ineligible. Also, we're sticking with fiction but that includes auto-fiction and/or semi-fictionalised life writing. We're open to all genres but also works that self-identify as anti-genre.
Why a novella?  Because they are great. You don't need big word counts to communicate big ideas and you don't need eight hundred pages to tell a great story.
What’s the prize? $1000 + print and digital publication with Seizure. Winners will have their manuscript carefully shepherded to publication by an editor and the Seizure team. The winning novellas will be designed with the usual Seizure flair and unleashed in digital and printed form in bookshops, on our website and ebook retailers.

There is no fee to enter.
Entries close December 31st 2019
Shortlisting February 2020
Publication September 2020
For further information, please contact

Terms and Conditions
• Entries must be lodged by 1 January 2020 (EST)
• Entrants must normally be residents of Australia or New Zealand.
• All persons, other than immediate family members of Brio Books Pty Ltd or Seizure volunteers, may enter the competition.
• The manuscript should be a work of fiction between 20,000 and 50,000 words in length.
• The manuscript must be an original work, written entirely by the entrant and it must be written in English.
• No more than 10 per cent of the manuscript can have been previously published in print or electronic form.
• The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
• The judges shall have the discretion to divide the prize equally between authors of entries they consider of equal merit. If, in their opinion, no entry is worthy of the prize, no winner shall be chosen. No entrant may win the prize in successive years.
• Pending acceptance of the publishing contract and reaching publication, winning entries will each receive a cash prize of AUD$1000. In addition, Seizure will publish a printed and electronic edition of the novellas.
• The publishing contract offered to the winners is based on the standard Brio Books Publishing contract and includes 10% royalty on print sales and 50% on ebook sales. Please note, the prize money is not an advance against royalties, royalty income is generated from the first sale.
• The winners will be notified in strict confidence February 2020, at which time they must agree to keep this news confidential until the simultaneous announcement and publication of the winning entry in 2020.

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