Please note the next submission period is March 15-31.

Payment for a published poem is $60. 

In 2018 submission calls will be quarterly (subject to change). 

For the next Canberra Times submission period  (March 15-31), I am especially interested in receiving poetry from  Indigenous poets.

There are some changes to the guidelines so please do read them — see attached. Note in particular, the maximum length of 24 lines.

  • One poem is published each Saturday in the Panorama arts section pending space availability, except for the summer break in January.
  • The Canberra Times asks me to remind/inform poets that publication of selected poems is NOT always guaranteed.
  • Having said that, they assure me they are still committed to the Saturday poem. Worth noting that they have gone to lengths to create extra spaces to potentially place the poem each week (more difficult than it might sound) reducing the risk of poems being bumped.
  • We are trialling quarterly submissions this year — dates below (all subject to change): 
    • March 15-31
    • June 15-30
    • Sept 15-30
    • Nov 15-30