2023 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

First prize: $6,000AUD

Four other shortlisted poets: $1,000AUD

Opening: 11 July – 3 October 2022

Judges: TBA


Australian Book Review will soon open entries for the nineteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, for which all poets writing in English are eligible. We will be accepting submissions from 11 July until 3 October 2022. This year the Porter Prize is worth a total of $10,000 – with a first prize of $6,000.

Entries must be an original single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines. Poems must not have been previously published. The five shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February 2023 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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