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The 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize – closing date 20th June, 2014

Hunter Writers Centre and the University of Newcastle are thrilled to announce that the 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize is now open for entries. Now in its 33rd year, the Newcastle Poetry Prize is the country’s most prestigious poetry award. The competition is judged anonymously and you can enter as many times as you wish. Prizes are awarded from a prize pool of over $20 000 and the shortlisted poems will be published in the annual anthology. Entries close Friday 20th June.
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The Stringybark Future Times Short Story Award 2014 – closing date 13 April, 2014

Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its latest short fiction award.   This competition gives you a chance to look into your crystal ball and contemplate events set after 2020.  What will the future bring?  How will we respond to climate change?  What does the Higgs-Boson mean to you?  Are robots more than vacuum cleaners?  Will death be conquered?  Let your mind speculate about our near or distant future.  Writers have 1500 words to produce a short story that will delight and entertain the judges. International entries welcome.

There is over $810 worth of prizes in cash and books available.  Closing date for entries is 13 April  2014.  Details at:

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