Other Writing Competitions

Hey FABOsters, if you love FABO writing competitions and want more, we may be able to help!

If we hear about other writing competitions run by other people, we’ll add links here.

– Competitions –

Young NZ Writers competition
Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition is open to NZ writers aged 16 to 21
Commonwealth Essay Competition
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
National Flash Fiction Day
National Schools Poetry Award
Poetry Box – fabulous poetry comp for children
• ‘Re-Draft’ and ‘Write On!’ – The School for Young Writers, and for 7-19 year olds
Sargeson Prize
Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story contest
Smart Alex creative writing competition for secondary students
Teen Ink – non-fiction, poetry, fiction writing competitions
The Pikihuia Awards – fiction writing competition for Maori students
Write off line – NZ Secondary School Writing Competition
• Sunday Star Times Short Story Award – secondary school students
Writing competitions for teenagers judged by teenagers

– Submissions to Magazines for Young Writers –

Starling is an online magazine for writers aged under 25
fingers comma toes is an online journal for children and young adults

Disclaimer: We’ll only add links on this page we’re pretty sure are okay, but it’s up to you to confirm the legitimacy of the competition/magazine before entering or submitting.