The Australian Book Review Poetry Prize – first prize worth $4000
Entry to the sixth annual Australian Book Review Poetry Prize is now open.
First place prize money is $4000, and shortlisted poems receive $250 each.
Closing date for entries is 1 December 2009.
The ABR Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for
poetry, and guarantees winners wide exposure through publication in ABR.
The five previous winners of the prize were Stephen Edgar, Judith Bishop,
Alex Skovron, Ross Clark and Tracy Ryan.
The guidelines and application form are now available on the ABR website and
attached here. Poets must reside in Australia or be Australian citizens living overseas.
Each entry must be a single poem of no more than 100 lines. Multiple entries
are permitted, and all poems will be judged anonymously. A shortlist
comprising a maximum of six poems will be announced and those
poems published in the March 2010 issue of ABR.
The winner will be announced in the April 2010 issue.
Read last year’s winning and shortlisted poems on the ABR website
For further information, please contact:
Australian Book Review
Tel: (03) 9429 6700