Entries are now open for the

$9,000 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Judged by John Hawke, Bronwyn Lea and Philip Mead

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the sixteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. The Porter Prize honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010), an esteemed contributor to ABR for many years.

The Porter Prize is worth a total of AU$9,000.
Entry is open to all poets writing in English until midnight, 1 October 2019.  

First Prize: AU$7,000

Four other shortlisted poets: $500 each

Entries close: midnight, 1 October 2019

Entries must be an original single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines written in English. The five shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February 2020 issue and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in January.    

Click here to enter the 2020 Porter Prize

Entry costs AU$15 for current ABR subscribers and full-time students* or AU$25 for non-subscribers**. Entrants who are not current ABR subscribers can choose to subscribe when submitting their poemfor the special combined rates listed below:

Entry + ABR digital subscription – $65
Entry + Print subscription (Australia) – $100
Entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) – $165
Entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) – $185

Before entering the Porter Prize, all entrants must read the Terms and Conditions.

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*Terms and conditions apply, see website for details. 
**Non-subscribers will receive digital access to ABR free of charge for four months from entry.

We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support 
of Morag Fraser AM and Andrew Taylor AM.