Calls for submission, competitions, and opportunities in Australia

 

AP @ OutLoud! Slam 2021

Australian Poetry are coming together again with Emilie Zoey Baker to present our youth poetry slam competition, OutLoud. For the second year in a row, we are also partnering with the wonderful Wheeler Centre, for our Heats and Slam Final in October!   Poetry is...

APJ 11.1 Now Open For Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 1 June.Australian Poetry Journal 10.2 'tribute, observations' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal...

Announcing Best of Australian Poems Vol 1, 2021 (16 March 2021)

Australian Poetry (AP) is beginning a new 2021 edition surveying the flourishing literature of Australian poetry. Guest edited by Ellen van Neerven and Toby Fitch, award-winning poets and highly respected editors, the debut Best of Australian Poems Vol 1, 2021, will...

Best of Australian Poems Vol 1 2021 Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 16 March 2021. They close at 11:59pm 30 June.Information and enquiries Emma CaskeyAssociate ProducerTelephone: 03 9094 7826Email: associate@australianpoetry.orgSUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR BEST OF AUSTRALIAN POEMS VOL 1, 2021-- POETRY GUEST EDITED BY...

Announcing the 2020 Anne Elder Award Judging Panel

The three judges for the 2020 Anne Elder Award panel are Marcella Polain, Rae White, and Toby Fitch. Marcella is a former recipient of this significant award, while both Rae and Toby have been commended for the prize in both 2018 and 2013 respectively. Marcella Polain...

Australian Poetry Announces the 2020 Anne Elder Award Call-Out

Key dates for the 2020 Award Open call for entries – Monday, 18 January 2021Close of entries – Saturday, 13 March 2021, 5pm (AEST) (Books must be postmarked no later than 13 March 2021)Winner announcement – Wednesday, 14 April 2021 ••• Information and enquiries Emma...

QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge 2020

From the Queensland Poetry Festival website: A co-production of Flying Arts and Queensland Poetry Festival, the QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge asks poets Australia-wide to respond to eight artworks in the Queensland Regional Arts Awards 2020. The selected poet for each of...

FN COVID-19 Anthology 2021 Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 8 October 2020. They close at 11:59pm 14 December. Publication is planned by First Nations Australia Writers Network FNAWN for March 2021. SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR FN COVID-19 Anthology 2021. POETRY IS GUEST EDITED BY CHARMAINE PAPERTALK GREEN AND...

AP @ OutLoud Digital Slam! 2020 Final

After much thought and process Australian Poetry have again decided to come together with Emilie Zoey Baker to present our youth poetry slam competition, OutLoud. For the first time, we are also partnering with the amazing Wheeler Centre, to livestream a Slam Final in...

Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

Entries are now invited for the Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize. Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English...

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Anne Elder Award

Australian poet Anne Elder (1918–1976) It is with great pleasure that Australian Poetry announces the winning and commended poetry books for the 2019 Anne Elder Award.   The award is named after Australian poet, Anne Elder, 1918-1976. Sponsored by Anne’s...

Wesley Michel Wright Prize

We're pleased to let you know that the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize is currently open for applications.   Work submitted must: be between 50 and 500 lines, excluding titles and footnotes; have been published in the 12 months prior to the closing date in print or...

APJ 10.1 Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 15 June.Australian Poetry Journal 9.2 ('DIS-' poetry guest edited by Andy Jackson and Jennifer Harrison) is now available. You can purchase a copy hereIf you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print...

Poetica Christi Press 2020 Poetry Competition

Closing date: April 30th, 2020. Poems up to 50 lines (inc.spaces) on the theme Joy in the morning.  1st prize $300, 2nd prize $100, top 25 poems to be published in an anthology. Entries $7 each or 3 for $20. Entry forms available at www.poeticachristi.org.au or from...

Emerging Older Poets Mentorship

The Emerging Older Poets Mentorship is designed to address a lack of opportunities in the 55+ age bracket. So many great writers come to their craft later in life, and create wonderfully rich and meaningful work as a result. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response...

XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word

In its 6th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after the former 2010 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence, Emily XYZ, who left a deep...

Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize

Queensland Poetry Festival is very proud to again present Australia’s only open-age Indigenous poetry prize for an unpublished poem. Named in honour after Oodgeroo Noonuccal, the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse, after receiving permission from...

Poetry London Competition

The Poetry London Prize is a major, internationally renowned award for a single outstanding poem. Entries are open from 13 February to 1 May 2020.  First Prize: £5,000 Second Prize: £2,000 Third Prize: £1,000 The first prize has been won by and helped launch the...

Call for Submissions Rabbit 31: The Science Issue

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for The Science Issue, to be guest-edited by Tricia Dearborn (author of Autobiochemistry, 2019). This issue seeks poetry that flirts with, wrangles with or inhabits...