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2025 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Click here to enter the 2025 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

First prize: AU$6,000

Four other shortlisted poets: AU$1,000

Closes: midnight AEST, 7 October 2024

Judges: Sarah Holland-Batt, Paul Kane, Peter Rose

Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the twenty-first Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all international poets from 1 July 2024 until midnight AEST, 7 October 2024. 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 60 lines written in English. Poems must not have been previously published. The five shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February 2025 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.

Before entering the Porter Prize, all poets must read the Terms and Conditions. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us with queries about the Porter Prize.

Entry fees                                                 

Online entry (current ABR subscriber) - $20
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) - $30*

  • 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 - $100
Online entry + Print and digital subscription (Australia) - $120
Online entry + Print and digital subscription (NZ and Asia) - $200
Online entry + Print and digital subscription (Rest of World) - $220

The Peter Porter Poetry is funded by the ABR Patrons, including support in memory of Kate Boyce.

1 Comment

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    Thank you for the opportunity to again submit my work. The world of poetry is a small space with a wealth of emotions including love, sorrow, happiness and hate along with every other imaginable feeling. To be able to put these to pen and paper and to share with others is a valuable gift. Thank you again!

    03 July 2024 Posted by Greg Maher

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