The annual Victoria University Short Story prize for new Writers is open and you have until June 11 to get your story in:
This annual competition encourages excellent and original short fiction by new writers of up to 3000 words in length. At a grand first prize of $6000, it is a coveted annual fiction award for new writers in Australia. There are also two runner-up prizes of $1000. All three winners will be published in the spring issue of Overland.
Ok look they stole my thunder because there isn't much more detail about what they want than that. So, the first prize is a huge $6000 AUD with two $1000 follow-up prizes, for fiction up to 3,000 words. You're eligible if you are an Australian writer who has no more than 1 book in commercial distribution. There is an entrance fee, but this can be combined with a subscription (clever subscription drive you got going there, Overland!)
Note: last year they had over 800 entries!