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.
As the lights go down on another working week, it’s a fine time to explore some of the poetic opportunities that are currently in orbit.
Reason-Brisbane Poetry Prize
This is the competition’s seventh year and in 2010 it is open to budding and established writers across Australia. Open theme. Prizes: 1st $1500, 2nd $500, 3rd $300. Ross Gillett, multi-award winning poet, will judge the entries and winners will be announced at the morning poetry event of Words in Winter, Daylesford on 14 August. For guidelines, see <www.daylesfordonline.com/poetryprize> or send a SSAE to Rules, PO Box 545, Daylesford, VIC 3460.
Closing Date: July 2
Best Australian Poems 2010
Submissions are now being accepted for Black Inc.’s, The Best Australian Poems 2010, edited by Robert Adamson. The 2009 anthology was stunning so this is well worth checking out. Full submission details are available here: http://www.bestaustralianwriting.com.au/2010_submissions.pdf
Going Down Swinging
Submissions for the 30th anniversary issue of Going Down Swinging close at the end of the month. So to be part of one of the coolest lit journals on the planet visit: http://goingdownswinging.org.au/
May your words all find good homes…