University of Canberra

5 Islands Poetry Prize

We are excited to announce a new annual prize for emerging poets. This Prize for a first book of poetry includes a cash prize for the publisher as well as the chosen poet. As…

Writers

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jul 15, 2022

Location

Victoria

Artform

Writing and Publishing

We are excited to announce a new annual prize for emerging poets.

This Prize for a first book of poetry includes a cash prize for the publisher as well as the chosen poet.

As many readers and poets know, Five Islands Press was a prominent independent Australian poetry publishing house for thirty-four years, from 1986 until 2007 under the direction of Ron Pretty, then until 2020 under a changing team of editors who kept the press going strongly. This new prize aims to support emerging poets, and at the same time honour the publishers who have shown confidence in these new poets.

Emeritus Professor Kevin Brophy AM
Administrator for the Five Islands Prize

Prizes

  • The winning poet will receive $2500.
  • The publisher will receive $1000.
  • These prizes will be offered annually, following a financial-year calendar.
  • The first prize will be offered for books published between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.

Key dates

  • Eligibility for 2021-2022 Prize: Books published between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022
  • Entries close: 15 July 2022
  • Winner announced: 30 November 2022

Contact

Email: kevinjb@unimelb.edu.au
Postal address:
Five Islands Prize
PO Box 68
Brunswick Victoria 3056

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