Categories & Prizes

Submission period from 1 April 2022 to 31 July 2023.

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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Submission Categories

AUD 10 Entry fee per entry (waived for writers aged 17 and under).

Every writer may submit a maximum of one story in each category.

Before you submit your story, you may wish to take advantage of Feedback Month in June. 

Feedback Month is when our editors give feedback on story drafts at no cost to writers. (An online form to upload drafts will be made available.) We will do our best to return story drafts well before the 31 July submission deadline.


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.