Ever thought about buying a subscription to Australian Poetry, purchasing one for a loved one, or maybe your subscription has recently lapsed? Well, this is your moment! If you subscribe, renew or gift a subscription between the 19th of November and the 5th of December you could win some amazing prizes, including incredible book-packs from publishers all over Australia, some beautiful Archie Rose gin, Pol Rogers champagne, Lyre’s non-alcoholic gin, journals, beauty things, scented candles, and more!

We love our subscribers (in fact, we couldn’t survive without you), that’s why we’re showering you with goodies all week long. Almost all prizes have been generously donated to AP and we’re very excited to share them with you.

Yearly subscriptions start at just $45 and include three publications a year, the opportunity to submit to Australian Poetry Anthology, access to AP events and our library, free promotion of events, and other perks along the way. AP Subscribers also have the opportunity to buy our new, inaugural Best of Australian Poems 2021 volume, being published next week(!) at a subscriber discount of $29.95 with free postage added.

Already a subscriber but don’t want to miss out? No worries! Simply purchase a new subscription, we’ll top up your existing subscription and add you to the draw.

Please note that this offer is not valid for our 30/30 subscription option.

Find our full list of prize packs below.

Gift Packs!

We’ve got gifts galore in these prize packs – have a look to see what takes your fancy and it could end up on your doorstep very soon!

AP Mentorship Pack

  • A mentorship with poet Claire Gaskin valued at $110
  • A silver AP ‘Poet’ cap!
  • Uematsu Hobi: Box Decorated With Chrysanthemums (Foiled Journal), RRP $24.99
  • One gift voucher for The Chestnut Tree Bookshop and Cafe (West Footscray) for $50

Sick Leave Pack

  • Issues of Sick Leave Journal 1 & 2
  • Jaspers Ground ‘Juliet’ Fair Trade Certified Organic coffee RRP: $15.00
  • Huffer Missions Dry Bag (Reducible Backpack), RRP $59.90

Penguin Poetry Pack

  • Killernova by Omar Musa (2021)
  • A gold AP ‘Poet’ cap!
  • William Morris Seaweed Wallpaper Design Notebook A5 Foiled Journal, RRP $24.99

BoAP Treat Pack

  • 1 copy of Best of Australian Poems 2021 RRP: $35
  • 2 L’Occitane soaps RRP: $24
  • Circa Scented Candle—Jasmine & Magnolia RRP: $39.95
  • Boxed Pol Roger Brut Champagne NV RRP: $72.95

Gin & Books Pack

  • 1 copy of BoAP 2021 RRP: $35
  • Archie Rose Distilling Co. Summer Gin Project ‘Bush’ RRP: $79.20
  • 4 x AP Journals RRP: $112

Non-alcoholic Gin Pack

  • Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit RRP: $48
  • 1 copy of BoAP 2021 RRP: $35
  • Pukka ‘Mint Refresh’ and ‘Feel New’ Teas RRP: $17
  • 4 x AP Journals RRP: $112

We have 7 more copies of BoAP to also give away, individually! One might be yours.



And here are the Reading Packs!

We’ve got a bunch of big book packs to give away, so get ready for some delicious summer reading piles.

UQP Book Pack

  • Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen
  • A Thousand Crimson Blooms by Eileen Chong
  • Whisper Songs by Tony Birch
  • Trigger Warning by Maria Takolander
  • how to make a basket by Jazz Money

Cordite Book Pack

  • Song of Less by Joan Fleming
  • Dirty Words by Natalie Harkin
  • Body of Work by Elena Gomez
  • Broken Teeth by Tony Birch
  • You Sexual Fantasies, Ruined by Rae Briggs
  • Calenture by Lindsay Tuggle
  • About the Author is Dead by Pascalle Burton
  • Yuiquimbiang by Louise Crisp
  • After the Demolition by Zenobia Frost
  • Justice for Romeo by Siobhan Hodge

Rabbit Journal Book Pack

  • Rabbit 33 – Asia
  • Rabbit 32 – Form
  • Rabbit 31 – Science

Magabala Book Pack

  • Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki
  • Guwayu – edited by Jeanine Leane
  • Kindred – Kirli Saunders
  • maar bidi – edited by Linda Martin and Elfie Shiosaki
  • Living on Stolen Land – Ambelin Kwaymullina

Black Inc. Growing Up Book Pack

  • Growing Up Disabled in Australia edited by Carly Findlay
  • Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss
  • Growing Up Queer in Australia edited by Benjamin Law
  • Growing Up African in Australia edited by Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan and Ahmed Yussuf
  • Growing Up Asian in Australia edited by Alice Pung

Vagabond Press Book Pack

  • Gravity and Parity by Eleanor Jackson
  • Supervivid Depastoralism by John Kinsella
  • Bees Do Bother by Ann Vickery
  • accelerations and inertias by Dan Disney
  • Notes Towards the Dreambook of Endings by Peter Boyle
  • Moxie by Melinda Bufton
  • Ordinary People by Tanikawa Shuntaro
  • Selected Poems by Shinkawa Kazue
  • Theory of Colours by Bella Li
  • Cities by Petra White

Writers Victoria Book Pack

  • 8 issues of The Victorian Writer (2020-2021) RRP: $84

Recent Work Press Book Pack

  • Portrait of a Woman Walking Home by Anne Casey
  • Borderless: a transnational anthology of feminist poetry
  • Divining Dante: 70 poets respond to the Divine Comedy
  • Not Very Quiet: the anthology
  • Rhymes with Hyenas by Heather Taylor-Johnson
  • Five Ages by Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton, Paul Munden, Oz Hardick and Jen Webb
  • Hyperbole by Belinda Rule
  • Errant Night by Jerzy Beaumont
  • Cactus by Phillip Hal
  • I am the glass by Penny Drysdale

Subbed In Book Pack

  • Uncle Hercules and Other Lies: 16 Essays About Almost Nothing by Patrick Lenton
  • Parenthetical Bodies by Alex Gallagher
  • wheeze by Marcus Whale
  • Girls and Buoyant by Emily Crocker
  • The Hostage by Šime Knežević
  • If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams by Eloise Grills
  • When I die slingshot my ashes onto the surface of the moon by Jennifer Nguyen
  • The Naming by Aisyah Shah Idil
  • HAUNT (THE KOOLIE) by Jason Gray
  • blur by the by Cham Zhi Yi
  • apocalypse scroll like it was normal by Kenji Kinz

Giramondo Pack

  • Earth Dwellers by Kristen Lang
  • Beneath the Tree Line by Jane Gibian
  • Sydney Spleen by Toby Fitch
  • TAKE CARE by Eunice Andrada
  • Human Looking by Andy Jackson

Spinifex Book Pack

  • An Embroidery of Old Maps and New by Angela Costi
  • I Will Not Bear Your Sons by Usha Akella
  • The Wear of My Face by Lizz Murphy
  • The Poetics of a Plague, A Haiku Diary by Sandy Jeffs

Puncher and Wattmann Book Pack

Titles to come!

Overland Book Pack

Titles to come!

Australian Poetry, established to bring together state-based poetry collectives, publishes the country’s national poetry journal, ‘The Australian Poetry Journal’. The Journal, published twice a year, is guest-edited each issue by different voices to ensure excellence and inclusivity. AP also publishes an annual anthology, along with a digital volume showcasing U30s and emerging voices, and in 2021, began a new, annual series, ‘Best of Australian Poems’, which in 2021 is guest-edited by Ellen van Neerven and Toby Fitch. Based at the Wheeler Centre, we partner with the major capital city literary festivals around the country each year, producing our own events. Annually, AP presents, commissions or publishes new works by 350+ Australian poets. We also run local and international residencies and mentorships.

Australian Poetry is based in Naarm, Melbourne, working in offices and remotely on both Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung lands. We acknowledge their Elders, past, present, and emerging. As a national poetry body, we also acknowledge that we work across many lands, and communities, and we extend our deep respect to all First Peoples, not just in Australia, but across the globe, including poets and audiences, and their enduring connection to Country.