Submissions to the Anthology open on Sunday 17 March, and close 11.59 pm, Monday 8 April 2024.

We invite all Australian Poetry subscribers to submit to the Australian Poetry Anthology, Volume 11 2024.

The Anthology will be published in May/June, with ACCEPTANCES only to be sent.

As in previous years, the Anthology is national in reach but with a focus on a particular state/territory or region. For 2024, this focus is on regional Victoria.

If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal biannually, along with Australian Poetry Anthology annually, please subscribe to Australian Poetry:

Guidelines and how to submit

  • You must be a current Australian Poetry subscriber to submit and to be published.
  • Poems can be previously published.
  • Please send, in one email, up to three poems.
  • Only three poems will be considered so please do not submit more.
  • Only one poem per poet can be selected, but this does not exclude the selection of a cycle of poems.
  • Each poem must be sent as a word document as well as a PDF. The PDF is used for proofing purposes.
  • Please note that submissions sent outside of our submission dates will not be read or considered.
  • Please also send a bio of up to 50 words and your contact (phone, postal address, email) details.
  • The submission platform is Wufoo. The Wufoo form link is:
  • Please note that 2024 payment for a selected poem is a one-year digital subscription to Australian Poetry, with all subscriber benefits included:
  • We are committed to prompt turnaround on the reading of poems.
  • All poets who are accepted within the guideline submission dates will be contacted with acceptance notices. As with the Journal, we will not be sending rejection notices, due to the high volume of submissions received.


For any questions related to APA vol.11, please contact Jacinta at If you are having troubles with submitting via the Wufoo form, please contact Jennifer at

The guest editors for APA vol.11 are Andy Jackson and Marcella Polain.

Andy Jackson is a poet, essayist, lecturer in creative writing at the University of Melbourne, Patron of Writers Victoria, and one of the editors for disability poetry journal Sunder. Andy’s latest poetry collection is Human Looking, which won the ALS Gold Medal and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry.


Marcella Polain was born in Singapore, migrated to Australia with her Armenian mother and Irish father, and lives on Wadjuk Noongar land. Dumbstruck, won the Anne Elder Award. Therapy Like Fish: New and Selected Poems, was short-listed for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize; the seven-eight count of unstoppable sadness (Puncher and Wattmann, 2023) is her most recent collection. Her first novel, The Edge of the World, was short-listed for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her second, Driving into the Sun, was written with the assistance of an Australia Council grant. Marcella also publishes braided essays, is a co-founder of fold editions (with visual artist Paul Uhlmann), and has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Writers Association of Armenia. She has been published internationally and in translation.