Status: Entries have closed
First prize: $AU$6,000
Four other shortlisted poets: $AU$1,000
Closes: 4 October 2021
Judges: Sarah Holland-Batt, Jaya Savige, and Anders Villani (read more)
Entries have now closed for the eighteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize. The Prize was open for entries from 15 July 2021 until midnight, 4 October 2021. This year the Porter Prize is worth a total of AU$10,000 – with a first prize of $6,000.
Entries must be an original single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines written in English. Poems must not have been previously published. The five shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February 2022 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.
Click here for more information about past winners and to read their poems.
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Online entry (current ABR subscriber) - $15
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) - $25*
- *Non-subscribers will receive digital access to ABR free of charge for four months.
Special online entry + subscription bundles
Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate.
Online entry + digital ABR subscription - $80
Online entry + Print subscription (Australia) - $100
Online entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) - $190
Online entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) - $210
We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Morag Fraser AM and Andrew Taylor AM.