We’ve got big ideas for the next year at Australian Poetry; big plans for festivals, publications, mentorships, big ideas to help foster the Australian poetry community and help it grow. Unfortunately, we don’t have a big wallet. So, we need your help. We need you to subscribe. But of course, we wouldn’t do such a thing without offering you a little extra something…. BIG PRIZES!!!

Ever thought about buying a subscription to Australian Poetry for yourself or purchasing a subscription for a special someone but have never got around to it? Well, now is the perfect time. If you subscribe to Australian Poetry in the next ten days, not only will you benefit from all the perks of being an AP subscriber, you will go into the draw for a chance to win one of many exciting prize packs listed below, all generously donated to AP. Of course, what you also get is the pleasure and gratification of helping us out at a time when we really need it.

We love our subscribers, and we couldn’t do what we do without you <3

We would like to thank the literary organisations, the writer’s centres, the publishers, the journals, the cinemas, the bookstores and the coffee roasters that donated prizes for this Subscribe-a-thon. Eternal gratefulness from us to you!

Our Subscribe-a-thon opens NOW and closes on Friday June 2nd

But let’s get to the good stuff… PRIZES!

OUR PRIZE PACKS!

PIZE PACK 1 (LITERATI)… WE’VE GOT FOUR OF THESE PACKS TO GIVE AWAY

The Lifted Brow

A quarterly print attack magazine from Australia and the world, publishing literature, visual art, and things in-between. Digital editions available through iTunes.

1 x back copy bundle of The Lifted Brow

Express Media

Express Media provides support and opportunities for young poets and publishes their work in Voiceworks, Australia’s premier youth literary journal. Express Media are pleased to support the Australian Poetry Subscribe-a-thon and are offering five back-issue bundles, each containing four recent editions of Voiceworks.

1 x Voiceworks back issue pack valued at $48 each

1 x New Voices poetry series chapbooks 2013 (includes 4 chapbooks)

Palace Films 
POETRY AT THE CINEMA
In Cinemas this month are two extraordinary literary biopics: Neruda (In Cinemas 25 May) is Pablo Larraín’s ingenious take on Chilean poet & policition Pablo Neruda, and British master Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion (In Cinemas 22 June) stars Cynthia Nixon as 19th Century poet Emily Dickinson.

1 x double pass : Neruda

1 x double pass: A Quiet Passion

PRIZE PACK 2 (BACK UP)

Archer

Archer Magazine is an award-winning print publication about sexuality, gender and identity. It is published twice-yearly in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on lesser-heard voices and the uniqueness of experiences.

1 x Archer Back Issue Bundle:

Issue 7 // The Non-Binary Issue

Issue 5 // The Culture Issue

Issue 6 // The She/Hers Issue

+ a Lelo Tantra Feather Teaser

Express Media

Express Media provides support and opportunities for young poets and publishes their work in Voiceworks, Australia’s premier youth literary journal. Express Media are pleased to support the Australian Poetry Subscribe-a-thon and are offering five back-issue bundles, each containing four recent editions of Voiceworks.

1 x Voiceworks back issue pack valued at $48 each

1 x New Voices poetry series chapbooks 2013 (includes 4 chapbooks)

Palace Films 
POETRY AT THE CINEMA
In Cinemas this month is extraordinary literary biopicm British master Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion (In Cinemas 22 June) stars Cynthia Nixon as 19th Century poet Emily Dickinson.
 

1 x double pass : A Quiet Passion

PRIZE PACK 3 (GIRAMONDO!)

Giramondo Publishing
Giramondo Publishing is an award-winning Australian literary small press. It is a publisher of poetry, fiction and non-fiction by Australian and overseas writers, and works in translation from Chinese, German, Spanish, French and Hindi.
1 x Giramondo Publishing Book Pack

Word Migrants by Hazel Smith

Homing by Shevaun Cooley

Jam Sticky Vision by Luke Beesley

The Guardians by Lucy Dougan

Devadatta’s Poems by Judith Beveridge

PRIZE PACK 4 (YOU’RE JUST STELLA!)

Stella
The Stella Prize is a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change.
1 x Stella Gift Pack including:

Stella tote bag

Anchor Point by Alice Robinson

A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories by Elizabeth Harrower

Panthers and the Museum of Fire by Jen Craig

A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey

The Women’s Pages by Deborah Adelaide

A Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones

Cinema Nova
Melbourne’s home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema.

1 x double pass to A Quiet Passion matinee screening and morning tea, Friday June 16th Carlton.

PRIZE PACK 5 (MY KIND OF WESTERN)

UWAP Publishing

UWA Publishing is a part of the University of Western Australia and publishes books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and natural history, as well as a scholarly series.

1 x UWAP Publishing Book Pack

A Personal History of Vision by Luke Fischer

Charlie Twirl by Alan Gould

Dark Convicts by Judy Johnson

Flute of Milk by Susan Fealy

Rallying by Quinn Eades

Snake Like Charms by Amanda Joy

Star Struck by David McCooey

Melbourne Journal Notebooks: 1998-2003 by Alan Loney

Our Lady of the Fence Post by J.H. Crone

Border Security by Bruce Dawe

Cinema Nova
Melbourne’s home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema.

1 x double pass to A Quiet Passion matinee screening and morning tea, Friday June 16th Carlton.

PRIZE PACK 6 (CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE)

North Melbourne Books

Small local bookshop located in the heart of North Melbourne

1 x $30 gift voucher

Cinema Nova
Melbourne’s home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema.

1 x double pass to A Quiet Passion matinee screening and morning tea, Friday June 16th Carlton.

Palace Films Palace Films 
POETRY AT THE CINEMA
In Cinemas this month is the extraordinary literary biopics: Neruda (In Cinemas 25 May) Pablo Larraín’s ingenious take on Chilean poet & policition Pablo Neruda.

 

1 x double pass Neruda

Overland

Overland – Australia’s only radical literary magazine – has been showcasing brilliant and progressive fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art since 1954. The magazine has published some of Australia’s most iconic voices, and continues to give space to underrepresented voices and brand-new literary talent every single day.

1 x Overland Subscription valued at $60

See here for more info.

Industry Beans

Specialty coffee roaster and award winning cafe located in Fitzroy. Named “Best Boutique Roaster 2014” in Melbourne, Australia.

1 x 250 gram bag of signature coffee, the Fitzroy Street blend.

STATE SPECIFIC PRIZES

Australian Poetry prides itself on being a nation wide organisation, so we’re also giving away state specific prizes. This means that as well as these major prize packs, you will also go into the draw to win your allocated state prize, which means you could win big… TWICE!

VICTORIA PRIZE

Emerging Writers Festival

Australia’s premier festival for new and emerging writers.

Double pass tickets to each of these events:

Industry Insiders: Emerging Editors, with: Sian Vate, Jessica Wilkinson, James Read
Monday 19 June, 6pm – 7pm, The Wheeler Centre.

Go here to find out more about the event.

Songs and Stories of Home, presented in partnership with Parlour. With: Peter Clynes, Lady Lash, Abe Nouk, Jesse Oliver, Phia + more. Hosted by Sista Zai Zanda. Wednesday 21 June, 7pm – late, The Workers Club.

Go here to find out more about the event.

Cinema Nova
Melbourne’s home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema.

1 x double pass to A Quiet Passion matinee screening and morning tea, Friday June 16th Carlton.

Australian Poetry

5 x New Voices chapbooks 2010 – 2012

NEW SOUTH WALES PRIZE

NSW Writers’ Centre

The not-for-profit, peak body for writers in NSW. Cultivate your talent & engage with your community with writing courses, festivals, writers’ groups & events.

1 x NSW Writers’ Centre year membership valued at $75

To find out what is in a membership, go here. 

Hunter Writers Centre

Hunter Writers Centre administers the prestigious Newcastle Poetry Prize, the Newcastle Short Story Award and the Grieve Writing Competition. Provides access to professional development through workshops, writing groups and seminars.We provide publishing opportunities to members – including Read, Write, Love – and offer resources for aspiring, emerging and experienced writers.

1 x Hunter Writers Centre Membership valued at $45

To find out what is in a membership, go here. 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA PRIZE

Westerly Magazine

Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles.

1 x annual gift subscription

To find out what’s in a subscription, go here. 

Magabala Books

Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publisher. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.

1 x Magabala book pack

1 X Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann

1 X Lemons in the Chicken Wire by Alison Whittacker

1 X Two Sisters by Jukuna Mona Chuguna, Ngarta Jinny Bent, Pat Lowe

SOUTH AUSTRALIA PRIZE

SA Writer’s Centre

Located in the heart of Adelaide, the SA Writers Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to foster, develop and promote writers and writing.

1 x 12-month membership (usually $75)

To find out what’s in  a membership go here. 

Southerly

Australia’s longest running literary journal, publishing new Australian fiction, poetry, essays and reviews. 

1 x Southerly back issue bundle

1 x Southerly annual Subscription

To find out what’s in a subscription, go here.

TASMANIA PRIZE

Tasmanian Writers Centre

The Tasmanian Writers Centre was incorporated in 1998 and grew out of an already strong literary community which realised the benefits a professional organisation could offer writers and readers in the state. 

1 x Year Membership valued at $60

To find out what’s in a membership, go here. 

Australian Poetry

1 x Australian Poetry Journal archive pack valued at over $70

1 x Australian Poetry Anthology archive pack valued at over $70

NORTHERN TERRITORY PRIZE

Northern Territory Writers Centre

The NT Writers Centre encourages vibrant literary activity in the Northern Territory, developing and supporting writers in all genres at all stages of their careers. We value quality NT writing as a unique component of Australia’s literary wealth and recognise Indigenous writers and storytellers as a core component of this.

1 x NT Writers’ Centre Membership valued at $55

To find out what’s in a membership, go here. 

Magabala Books

Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publisher. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.

1 x Magabala book pack

1 X Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann

1 X Lemons in the Chicken Wire by Alison Whittacker

1 X Two Sisters by Jukuna Mona Chuguna, Ngarta Jinny Bent, Pat Lowe

QUEENSLAND PRIZE

Meanjin Quarterly

One of Australia’s best literary magazines, 2015 was Meanjin’s 75th anniversary. Now edited by Jonathan Green.

1 x Annual Subscription to Meanjin (including digital)

To find out what’s in a subscription, go here.

Australian Poetry

1 x Australian Poetry Anthology archive pack valued at over $70

1 x Australian Poetry Journal archive pack valued at over $70

ACT PRIZE

Recent Work Press

A small press imprint based in the ACT. We publish  poetry, short fiction and non fiction, and other short-form textual experiments.  We aim to make all our work available in attractive, paperback editions priced to make good work accessible.

1 x Recent Work Press book pack:

Gallery of Antique Art by Paul Hetherington

Sentences from the Archive by Jen Webb

Incantations by Subhash Jaireth

Transit by Niloofar Fanaiyan

Tract: Prose Poems by the Prose Poetry Project

International Poetry Studies Institute

IPSI at the University of Canberra conducts research related to poetry and publishes and promulgates the outcomes of this research internationally. The Institute also publishes poetry and interviews with poets, as well as related material, from around the world.

1 x Pack of 7 limited edition IPSI Chapbooks from national and international poets: Simon Armitage; Philip Gross; Katharine Coles; Tusiata Avia; Samuel Wagan Watson; Lisa Jacobson and Judy Johnson. 

 

Readings Bookstore

Readings is an independent retailer of books, music and film, with seven shops operating in Melbourne.

1 x Readings Bookstore $50 gift voucher

Go here to view their stock online. 

Australian Poetry

1 x Australian Poetry Anthology archive pack valued at over $70

1 x Australian Poetry Journal archive pack valued at over $70

 

 

 

 

 

So, here’s a wrap up of how it works…. If you:

  1. Purchase a new subscription
  2. Renew an old subscription
  3. Top up an existing subscription
  4. Purchase a subscription for someone else

You will go into the draw to win from the prize pool above. Please note that this offer applies to all of our subscription options. To renew or top up, simply follow the process of purchasing a new subscription and we will update your record. If you are purchasing a subscription for someone else, please add this to the notes section in PayPal or email us directly.

 

Thank you thank you thank you, once again to our beautiful & generous donors, we so appreciate it!

 

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