Submissions to the Anthology opened on Wednesday, 22 March, and close 11.59 pm, 17 April 2023

There will be a focus on QLD poets, as there was on WA poets in 2021-2022, and ACT poets in 2020, but the Anthology is national.

The Anthology is scheduled for publication in late June, with ACCEPTANCES only to be sent in May.


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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 email is:
  • All poets who are accepted within the guideline submission dates will be contacted in May with acceptance notices. As with the Journal, we will not be sending rejection notices, due to the high volume of submissions received.


Peter Boyle is a Sydney-based poet and translator of poetry. He has ten books of poetry published and eight books as a translator of poetry from Spanish. His most recent collections are Ideas of Travel and Notes Towards the Dreambook of Endings (Vagabond Press, 2022 and 2021). In 2020 his book Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness won the New South Wales Premier’s Award for Poetry. Other prize-winning books include Apocrypha (2009), The Blue Cloud of Crying (1997) and Coming Home from the World (1993). He has performed his poetry at International Poetry Festivals in Canada, France, Colombia, Venezuela, Macedonia, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Spain.

As a translator his books include Anima and No Known Cause by Cuban poet José Kozer, The Trees: Selected Poems of Eugenio Montejo and Three Poets: Olga Orozco, Marosa Di Giorgio and Jorge Palma.

Peter lives and writes on the land of the Bidjigal people of the Dharug nation.



Rae White is a non-binary transgender writer, educator and zine maker. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (UQP 2018) won the 2017 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and commended in the 2018 Anne Elder Award. Rae’s second poetry collection Exactly As I Am was published by UQP in 2022.

Rae’s Bitsy poem-game ‘stand up’ won the 2022 Woollahra Digital Literary Award for Digital Innovation. They have two poems published in Nothing to Hide – Voices of Trans and Gender-Diverse Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2022).

Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives. They are the Events and Marketing Manager at Queensland Poetry.


Photographer credit Chloe Callistemon