Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the eighteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all international poets 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.
- The winner will receive AU$6,000.
- The other four shortlisted poets will each receive AU$1,000.