KSP Writers' Centre run competitions annually in different genres. Even if you don’t win, you will gain experience in entering competitions. You can also feel good knowing that you are supporting Australian writers, as all entry fees contribute to prizes and the cost of judging. Furthermore, any surplus goes back into the operations of the Centre. We especially encourage young writers to enter, as there is NO ENTRY FEE for youth. Teachers and parents can assist with the submission process.
KSP's competitions are proudly sponsored by the Shire of Mundaring, Bendigo Bank Mundaring, Little Black Dress Productions, Valerie Everett and Flora Smith.
Short story comp for youth and adults in Western Australia Deadline to submit: NOW CLOSED
Short story comp for youth and adults in Australia Deadline to submit: 9 September 2021
Poetry comp for youth and adults in Australia Deadline to submit: 30 September 2021
‘What started in 2004 with a short story commendation in the KSP Short Fiction Award has now blossomed into a career and an infinitely rewarding one at that. If that is not the most glowing endorsement I could find for the beauty of KSP and all that it provides to so many writers, then I do not know what is. KSP makes a difference day-in, day-out, and I’m grateful to have been part of its rich, illustrious history.’ Dr Laurie Steed, Patricia Hackett Prize winning author and Margaret River Press Editorial Board member
I am still a bit dazed by the whole thing! While I have written quite a lot of non-fiction (academic), I only began writing short story fiction a year ago, and have enjoyed the process very much. I am a bit stunned at how well the few I have written have been received, this one most of all! It is all very exciting, and encourages me to continue to develop my fiction writing.’ - Nina Lee, 2015 award winner, open category, for ‘The Memory Finder'