2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

First prize: $AU$6,000

Four other shortlisted poets: $AU$1,000

Closes: 11:59 pm, 1 October 2020

Judges: Lachlan Brown, John Hawke, A. Frances Johnson, and John Kinsella


 Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the seventeenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all international poets from 15 July 2020. This year the Porter Prize is worth a total of AU$10,000 – with a first prize of $6,000 – and will be open until midnight 1 October 2020.

Entries must be an original single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines written in English. Poems must not have been previously published or on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the Porter Prize. The five shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February 2021 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) - $15
Online entry (full-time student) - $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 - $65
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.

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