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page seventeen poetry competition

There are some fine poetry opportunities on the horizon and the 2010 page seventeen poetry competition is one of them. I have been asked to judge this year’s competition, so in preparation I revisited the winning poems from 2009 (judged by Nathan Curnow) and have posted my thoughts about the winning poems as part of my guest blog – ‘Donning the page seventeen jersey’ – over at the new page seventeen site. Entry forms and other details about the competition are also available for download, as are the general submission guidelines, so head on over and check it out… last years winners, Black Swans by Chloe Wilson and Botanic by Ashley Capes have set the bar high!

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Arts QLD Poetry Awards

It’s that time of year again! Arts QLD in association with QLD Poetry Festival are again proud to present the prestigious Val Vallis Award and Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. See below for full details.

 

Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry

This prestigious prize is committed to encouraging emerging poets throughout Australia. Entrants may submit up to three poems per entry, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and a separate entry fee. 1st prize is $1,000 plus one week fully paid at Varuna Writers House; 2nd prize is $500; 3rd prize is $250. Deadline is 5pm, 6 July. Visit www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com and click on the awards page for guidelines and entry forms or contact qldpoetry@gmail.com or phone 07 3842 9990.

Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

Committed to encouraging emerging Queensland poets and now in its 8th year. This prize, for an unpublished poetry manuscript, comes with a total prize money of $3,000. Deadline is 5pm, 13 July.   Visit www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com and click on the awards page for guidelines and an entry form. Alternatively, email qldpoetry@gmail.com or phone 07 3842 9990.

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New Poetry Opportunity through Varuna & Picaro Press

There seems to be exciting opportunities popping up all over the place for poets at the moment, and to add to the mix Varuna have joined forces with Picaro Press and the Byron Bay Writers Festival to come up with two great opportunities for poets.

This includes the opportunity to be published in a new anthology of poetry and also the opportunity for two new or emerging writers to have a collection of their work published by Picaro Press. Both the anthology and the individual collections will be launched at the 2010 Byron Bay Writers Festival and travel and accommodation expenses will be included for the two poets who will have their collections published.

Applications are now being accepted and close on Friday April 30. For full details visit the Varuna Writers’ House website.

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