Welcome to our publications!

In 2016 we introduced new, improved systems around the production of our flagship Australian Poetry Journal and the annual Australian Poets Anthology. These improvements will enhance the simplicity, enjoyment and timeliness of poets and reader experience – improving on the benchmarks for what is already a prestigious archive of publications.

Volume 6.1 will be published June 2016, and 6.2 in November 2016. We also introduced a series of online review ‘shorts’, concentrating on critical appraisals of the best of contemporary Australian poetry collections.

Following the uber-editor team of the 2015 Anthology – Sarah Holland-Batt and Brook Emery – AP looks forward to announcing the editor team for the 2016 Anthology.

Submission call out details for both APJ (6.1 and 6.2) and the 2016 Anthology are released across the year at: Remember that only subscribers to the organisation of Australian Poetry can submit to the annual Anthology – an impressive set of names features in the 2015 collection, and we look forward to seeing the Anthology canon only strengthen year by year. To review the impressive history of the Journal, browse the dedicated Australian Poetry Journal Site.

APJ, published twice annually, publishes the best Australian poetry by recognised, emerging and new poets. It is the flagship publication of Australian Poetry and is the only print-form literary journal dedicated to the publishing of Australian poetry, across forms. Interviews, reviews, profiles, essays and features about the poetics and experience of Australian poets, and related participants, such as publishers, accompany the poems. APJ is available digitally to Australian Poetry subscribers. The journal is produced to exacting standards and is beautifully designed by Stuart Geddes. Artwork by contemporary Australian artists, selected on a state-by-state basis, is showcased in the cover work of both the Journal and the annual Anthology. The Journal 6.2 will launch in 2016 in Hobart, and showcases the publishing of poetry in that state.

In 2016 Australian Poetry is also launching a Young Poets Fellowship in the lineage of the Australian Poets Fellowship which concluded in 2013. The Fellow’s manuscript will be developed during 2016 for 2017 publication.

Australian Poetry will also be represented by poet, critic and editor Martin Langford at the prestigious 2016 Struga Poetry Evenings (Festival) in Macedonia, taking place in August. He will be launching at the festival a newly translated contemporary Australian poetry anthology.

Above all, Australian Poetry prides itself on being a ‘learner’ organisation, which means being responsive to your feedback from poets, contributors, readers and audience. So if you would like to contact us about any of our publications, please head over to our staff page, where you can find the appropriate person to direct your query. Enjoy your browsing!