Categories & Prizes

Submission period from 1 April 2022 to 31 July 2022.

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.

Submission period (1 April - 31 July) now closed. 

Stories selected for publication will be announced in October.

Book launch and announcement of prize winners will be in November.

Prizes

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.