News and Updates

  • Participant Forum Now Open

    Participant Forum Now Open

    The Not Quite Write Prize is more than a competition: it’s a community. That’s why we’ve created the Not Quite Write Participant Forum. The forum is a private online space where entrants can chat with fellow contestants, swap feedback, and even make new writing friends (and frenemies!) The forum is open now. Current Not Quite…

  • Not Quite Write Prize returns January 2024

    Not Quite Write Prize returns January 2024

    The Not Quite Write Prize is back and bigger than ever in January 2024! The competition includes all the things you love, with a brand-new anti-prompt to test your creative limits. Your entry fee of AUD $25 will go towards a drool-worthy prize pool of AU$2,000. There’ll also be a much higher chance of winning with 8…

  • Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction 2023 – Winner & Shortlist

    Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction 2023 – Winner & Shortlist

    The 2023 Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenged writers to create an original piece of fiction of no more than 600 words, which: The competition drew 678 entries from 51 countries around the world. That’s 406,800 words for our judges, Ed and Amanda, to read. For reference, that’s about the same number of…

News and Updates

  • WTF is an “anti-prompt”?

    WTF is an “anti-prompt”?

    Like many other writing competitions, the Not Quite Write Prize uses creative writing prompts to inspire and challenge entrants (and to ensure your entries are written for this comp and not some other purpose). Unlike other writing competitions, the Not Quite Write Prize also includes something called an “anti-prompt”. The Not Quite Write Prize anti-prompt…

  • How the Judging Process Works

    How the Judging Process Works

    At Not Quite Write, we value transparency in the judging process, so we’ve put together this handy overview so you can see what happens after you hit “Submit”. How we compile your entries When you submit your entry via the online form, your entry is received into a database. We start the judging process by…

  • Participant Forum Now Open

    Participant Forum Now Open

    The Not Quite Write Prize is more than a competition: it’s a community. That’s why we’ve created the Not Quite Write Participant Forum. The forum is a private online space where entrants can chat with fellow contestants, swap feedback, and even make new writing friends (and frenemies!) The forum is open now. Current Not Quite…

  • How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    The judges of the Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction share their tips for writing prize-winning flash.

  • Not Quite Write Prize returns January 2024

    Not Quite Write Prize returns January 2024

    The Not Quite Write Prize is back and bigger than ever in January 2024! The competition includes all the things you love, with a brand-new anti-prompt to test your creative limits. Your entry fee of AUD $25 will go towards a drool-worthy prize pool of AU$2,000. There’ll also be a much higher chance of winning with 8…

  • Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction 2023 – Winner & Shortlist

    Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction 2023 – Winner & Shortlist

    The 2023 Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenged writers to create an original piece of fiction of no more than 600 words, which: The competition drew 678 entries from 51 countries around the world. That’s 406,800 words for our judges, Ed and Amanda, to read. For reference, that’s about the same number of…

News and Updates

  • WTF is an “anti-prompt”?

    WTF is an “anti-prompt”?

    Like many other writing competitions, the Not Quite Write Prize uses creative writing prompts to inspire and challenge entrants (and to ensure your entries are written for this comp and not some other purpose). Unlike other writing competitions, the Not Quite Write Prize also includes something called an “anti-prompt”. The Not Quite Write Prize anti-prompt…

  • How the Judging Process Works

    How the Judging Process Works

    At Not Quite Write, we value transparency in the judging process, so we’ve put together this handy overview so you can see what happens after you hit “Submit”. How we compile your entries When you submit your entry via the online form, your entry is received into a database. We start the judging process by…

  • Participant Forum Now Open

    Participant Forum Now Open

    The Not Quite Write Prize is more than a competition: it’s a community. That’s why we’ve created the Not Quite Write Participant Forum. The forum is a private online space where entrants can chat with fellow contestants, swap feedback, and even make new writing friends (and frenemies!) The forum is open now. Current Not Quite…

  • How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    The judges of the Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction share their tips for writing prize-winning flash.

  • Not Quite Write Prize returns January 2024

    Not Quite Write Prize returns January 2024

    The Not Quite Write Prize is back and bigger than ever in January 2024! The competition includes all the things you love, with a brand-new anti-prompt to test your creative limits. Your entry fee of AUD $25 will go towards a drool-worthy prize pool of AU$2,000. There’ll also be a much higher chance of winning with 8…

  • Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction 2023 – Winner & Shortlist

    Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction 2023 – Winner & Shortlist

    The 2023 Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenged writers to create an original piece of fiction of no more than 600 words, which: The competition drew 678 entries from 51 countries around the world. That’s 406,800 words for our judges, Ed and Amanda, to read. For reference, that’s about the same number of…