2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

     Category:  Poetry
     Deadline:  December 31, 2017  (17 days left)
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    2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

    Organised by the Australian Book Review, and now in its fourteenth edition, the Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010), an honoured contributor to ABR for many years.

    Entries must be a single poem of no more than 75 lines, written in English. Poems can be on any subject and in any style.

    Entries should not be on offer to other publications or prizes or anthologies for the duration of the Porter Prize. Previously published, shortlisted, prize-winning or broadcast poems will not be accepted.

    This year the Peter Porter Poetry Prize will be judged by John Hawke, Bill Manhire, and Jen Webb.

    Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of AU$25 (approx. 20 USD), or AU$15 (approx. 12 USD) for current ABR subscribers. Full-time students are also eligible to enter at the lower rate.


    Open worldwide to all poets writing in English.


    First Prize: $5,000 and Arthur Boyd’s etching and aquatint The unicorn and the angel, 1975 from the series The lady and the unicorn, 1975. Second Prize: $2,000. Shortlisted Poets: $500.

    All five shortlisted poems will be published in the magazine.