Submissions Open: Monday 10 July 2023–Monday 1 August 2023, 11:59PM.

Submission Form: Submissions via online Wufoo form

Information and enquiries

Adalya Nash Hussein
Managing Editor




Published with the support of Australia Council for the Arts Projects Grant 2023, Creative Victoria multi-year funding and private patrons. Design by Sophie Gaur.




Formal Guidelines

  • Australian poets, whether based in Australia or overseas, are invited to submit, up to three poems.
  • Poems will be submitted via an online Wufoo form found here. Please contact Managing Editor Adalya Nash Hussein ( if you are having trouble with this form.
  • Poems can be both previously published or unpublished, but need to have been written and/or first published between 1 July 2022 and 1 August 2023. If a work has been previously published, the poet must include the publication details in their submission.
  • Poems should be uploaded in both Word and PDF format.
  • AP requires that submissions clearly acknowledge and cite the use/quotation of any work by another author.
  • Poets must also include a bio (third person, 50–100 words) and contact details (email, phone, mailing address) in their submission.
  • Poets are able to simultaneously submit to BoAP and other publications.
  • Submissions sent outside the set reading date will not be read or considered.
  • Each poem selected for publication will be paid $80, in accordance with current ASA rates.
  • Successful submissions will be notified in September 2023.
  • Guest Editors will also independently read as widely as possible work published in this time period by Australia’s incredible poetry sector, including journals, magazines, individual collections and anthologies.
  • Subscribers do not receive a copy of BoAP as part of their subscription (as it is a new additional publication) but will be offered substantial discount rates at the time of publication.
  • Best of Australia Poems 2023 will be published on 1 December 2023 with a launch event in partnership with the Wheeler Centre.



Gig Ryan’s New and Selected Poems (Giramondo, 2011); Selected Poems, (Bloodaxe Books, U.K.), was winner of the 2012 Grace Leven Prize for Poetry and the 2012 Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. She has also written songs with Disband, Six Goodbyes (1988), and more



Panda Wong is a Malaysian-Chinese poet who lives on unceded Wurundjeri land. Her first chapbook angel wings dumpster fire was published by Puncher & Wattmann in 2022. Her first EP salmon cannon me into the abyss, a collaboration with multiple friends, was released in July 2022