october, 2020

01oct1:00 am1:00 amPeter Porter Poetry PrizeInternational Entry Fee: $25 ,
Max word count: 70 lines ,
Top Prize: $6,000 ,

Top Prize


Max word count

70 lines

Entry Fee


2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Event Details

Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the seventeenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all international poets from 15 July 2020. This year the Porter Prize is worth a total of AU$10,000 – with a first prize of $6,000 – and will be open until midnight 1 October 2020.

Entries must be an original single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines written in English. Poems must not have been previously published or on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the Porter Prize. The five shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February 2021 issue and the winner will be announced at a ceremony later that month.

The Peter Porter Poetry  Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected poetry awards. It honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010), an honoured contributor to ABR for many years. All poets writing in English are eligible to enter.

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