Current Competitions

Adult Writing Competition

Gold Coast Writers Festival Writing CompetitionThe Adult Writing Competition this year is something different! Instead of submitting a short story anonymously, the competition asks for a book proposal which includes information about the author’s platform (or their plans for developing one), and a couple of sample chapters from the book (a completed manuscript or one under development). Entries will be assessed on the quality of writing, the book proposal, and the potential for success of the book if published.

Read all the details online here.

Click here to download the 2014 Adult Writing Competition details and entry form.

Download the entry form separately here.

Deadline:  30 September 2014
Entry Fee:  $25 per entry
First prize – $3,650 publishing package from Palmer Higgs
Second prize -$1,000 copy editing package from M J Editing

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READ. WRITE. CREATE. Ticket Competition

In collaboration with Gold Coast Libraries we are running a competition to win a double pass to the READ. WRITE. CREATE. event being held at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre on 15 June.

To enter simply subscribe to Gold Coast Writers Festival website or complete an entry form at one of the Gold Coast Library branches (entry forms will be available soon).

Win a book of your choice from our prize pool

This Vote / Like / Follow prize is another easy entry. Just hop on over to the festival website or Facebook and Vote / Like / Follow to win your choice of book from our Book Drive prize pool (check some of the books available here.)


Young Writers Competition

Note: Details for the 2014 Young Writers Competition will be announced in June.