Submissions are now open for Black Inc. Publishing’s The Best Australian Poems 2011, so if you have had some recent work published (after August 1 2010), or you have an unpublished gem, this is a great opportunity to have your work anthologised alongside many of Australia’s finest.
Editing the anthology this year is John Tranter, who takes the editorial reigns from Robert Adamson after a great two-year stint. Full submission details can be found at the Best Australian Writing site.
I have long been a reader of both Tranter and Adamson’s work and over the last few years, I have searched long and hard in second hand book stores all over the country collecting their extensive catalogues. One book that has continued to elude me though is Tranter’s 3rd collection, The Blast Area, so you can imagine the smile that spread across my face when I discovered an online version of the book. You can download the pdf version of The Blast Area here. And believe me, it is well worth the click!