2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the fourteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$8,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live.

The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010), an honoured contributor to ABR for many years.

First Prize: $5,000 and Arthur Boyd’s etching and aquatint The unicorn and the angel, 1975 from the series The lady and the unicorn, 1975. Second Prize: $2,000. Shortlisted Poets: $500. All five shortlisted poems will be published in the magazine.

Poems must not exceed 75 lines and must be written in English.

Entries close at midnight on December 3, 2017.

This year the Peter Porter Poetry Prize will be judged by John Hawke, Bill Manhire, and Jen Webb. Click here for more information about the judges.

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

Click here to enter online.

Entry fees

Online entry (current ABR subscriber) - $15
Online entry (full-time student) - $15
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) - $25*
*Non-subscribers will receive access to ABR Online free of charge for four months. Eligible entrants will be contacted when this complimentary subscription has been activated.

Special online entry + subscription bundles

Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate

Online entry + ABR Online subscription - $65
Online entry + Print subscription (Australia) - $95
Online entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) - $150
Online entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) - $170

 

Click here for more information about past winners and to read their poems.

We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Ms Morag Fraser AM, and the support of ABR Patrons. The print is donated by Mr Ivan Durrant in honour of Georges Mora.