Categories & Prizes

Submission period from 1 April to 31 July.

Submission period now closed. Our editors and judges are currently reading your stories.

Stories selected for publication will be announced in October.

Prize winners will be announced at the book launch in November.

Stories may be autobiographical or biographical. This means that you can tell your own story or someone else’s – with their permission.

Our editors will be giving feedback on story drafts in June. We urge contributors to make the most of Feedback Month and to utilise this service before making their story submissions.

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Every year we publish around 50 of the best entries. 

In addition, we award these prizes in both Open and Short categories.

1st Prize

AUD $300 Cash
AUD $100 Omega discount coupon for their Writers Conference/event

1 year Omega Writers Membership

2nd Prize

AUD $200 Cash

1 year Omega Writers Membership

3rd Prize

AUD $100 Cash

AUD$50 Omega discount coupon for an Omega Writers masterclass

Youth Award

AUD 100 Cash in total for exceptional entries by writers aged 17 and under.