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Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition

Date: Tue March 16 2021 12:00 am to Tue March 16 2021 11:59 pm

The long and the short of it: A new competition for emerging writers

Calling all emerging writers: Griffith Review is approaching its seventy-fifth edition, and we want your words to help us celebrate. We’re launching a new writing competition – and entries are now open!

We’re looking for submissions of fiction and non-fiction from 3,500 words up to 7,000. You can write to any theme you like – but we want new ideas, fresh voices and bold perspectives. We’re looking for work that commands our attention.

Griffith Review has a long history of discovering and supporting early-career writers. As Australia’s leading literary journal, we consistently act as an incubator for new talent. We have a long and distinguished track record of nurturing new voices, publishing creative thinkers and helping our writers establish enduring industry connections.

Three winning entries will be selected by our judges: Rachel Bin Salleh (Magabala Books), Aviva Tuffield (UQP) and Robert Watkins (Ultimo Press), as well as Griffith Review’s editorial staff. Thanks to funding from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the winners will share a prize pool of $15,000, and their work will be published in Griffith Review’s extra-special seventy-fifth edition, due out in February 2022.

For the purposes of this competition, we’re defining emerging as writers ranging from previously unpublished through to those with a maximum of one book (fiction or non-fiction) published.

Entry fees are $25 for non-subscribers, $15 for current subscribers and free for Griffith Review Contributors Circle members. The entry fee entitles you to a complimentary digital edition of Griffith Review.

Deadline for submissions: 11.59 pm AEST, 15 March 2021

Winners announced: July 2021

Publication date: 1 February 2022


Visit the Griffith Review Submittable website for more information, and submissions.

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