Established in 1991, this Award aims to honour Banjo Paterson, and to foster writing with Australian content.: First prize of USD00, second prize of USD0, third prize of USD0.The first and second place winners will also be awarded a travel stipend to assist in getting to Stockholm Sweden and a Main Festival Pass for the Stockholm Writers Festival event.The theme is ‘Architecture of Power’ and is centred around how our environments play a role in the theatre of current events. Closes: 28 February 2019 Word limit: 1500 words Entry fee: US.99 Prizes: US0 for the winner The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition Peter Cowen 600-word Short Story Competition Open to all ages and themes, writers are invited to submit entries for this short story competition, named after one of Western Australia’s most esteemed writers and academics.Closes: 29 March 2019 Word limit: 600 words Entry fee: AUD each entry Prize: AUD0 first prize, AUD0 second prize, AUD third prize.The competition is open to all women, female-identifying and non-binary writers.Closes: 19 April 2019 Word limit: 200 words Entry fee: AUD Prize: AUD00 for first place, 0 for second place and 0 for third place.The judge this year is Cherie Dimaline, author of 2018 Canada Reads selection and the prompt (inspired by the school’s founder, author Sarah Selecky) is “Write a story that starts with an ending. Use the words ‘striped’ and ‘innovative’ somewhere in the story.End your story with fruit.” Closes: Word limit: 2500 words Entry fee: Prizes: 00 for the winner, 0 for both first and second runner-up 2019 Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition Regulas Press invites writers to submit an original story of up to 2500 words in any genre. Your opening and closing lines are chosen for you from a classic work of literature.Anyone in the world aged 17 years and older is able to take part.Not only do you get to try your hand at a new creative challenge each and every month, the winning story takes home 0 in cash!