The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize is open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems.
First Prize AU $500. 00
Two Second Prizes AU $75. 00
- Entries only accepted from residents of Australia
- NOT previously published
- 50 line maximum limit
- NO identification of author anywhere on the poem
- Open style
Where entries are submitted by snail mail:
Typed on one side of A4 paper with three (3) copies provided.
Please use Times New Roman 11pt or Garamond 14 pt
Name, address and contact details on a separate page.
Yeats Poetry Prize
6 Samuel Close
Berwick VIC 3806
For email entries
Entries submitted as an email message will not be accepted
# Entries may be submitted via email as an attachment
in a Word doc or PDF document to:
by cheque or Australia Post Money Order payable to W B Yeats Poetry Prize Inc.
or transfer from your bank to: W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia
Bendigo Bank BSB 633 108: Account Number 144571882
2018 Prize, Judge’s were
Professor Ronan McDonald
Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies
School of Culture and Communication
The University of Melbourne.
He previously held the Australian Ireland Fund Chair in Modern Irish Studies at The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
He is widely published in Irish literary studies, with a particular interest in Irish modernism. He is also interested in approaches to literary value. His books include
Tragedy and Irish Literature (2002)
The Cambridge Introduction to Samuel Beckett (2007) and
The Death of the Critic (2008). Recent edited collections include
The Values of Literary Studies:Critical Institutions, Scholarly Agendas (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
and Flann O’Brien and Modernism (2014).
His forthcoming book The Irish Revival and the Crisis of Value, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019
Dr Edward Reilly
Retired VCE Literature teacher and latterly ‘sessional academic’ at Victoria University.
MA (Irish Poetry, Deakin 1992) and PhD (Poetics, Victoria University 2000). Editor Azuria (Geelong Writers). Ted has had poetry published in journals; in Australia, El Paso, Dublin, Salzburg, Tbilisi and Vilnuis
Please note the entries sent to the judge’s are numbered.
NO details of the entrant are known to the judge’s until
they submit the winning entries to the Prize Convener.
The W B Yeats Poetry Prize reserves the right to publish the Winning and Commended poems in a printed report and/or on this website.
Copyright remains with poet.
For further information please send email to:
Poetry Competition Convener
Declan J Foley