Geelong Regional Libraries

The Local Word Poetry Prize 2024

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) and Deakin University (DU) are pleased to present the 2024 Local Word Poetry Prize, with first place prizemoney of $2,000 and highly commended awards…

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Closing Date

Jul 1, 2024

Location

Online

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Writing and Publishing

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The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) and Deakin University (DU) are pleased to present the 2024 Local Word Poetry Prize. This is the second time this prize has been offered.

Entries of up to 75 lines are welcome from emerging and established writers in poetry. 
Please note, only one entry permitted per person.

The winner of the prize will receive:

● A prize of $2000*
● A one-hour mentoring session with a DU writing practitioner.
● Publication on GRLC’s website and announcement in GRLC’s e-newsletter

Commended writers will receive:
● A prize of $250*
● Publication on GRLC’s website and announcement in GRLC’s e-newsletter

*VISA or Mastercard gift card (can be used anywhere, just like cash)

For all Submission Guidelines and Terms and Conditions, please see the Geelong Regional Libraries website.

Submission close Monday 1 July at 5.00pm. All judging will be carried out anonymously over July and August, with the shortlist announced by Monday 12 August. The winner will be announced at the Local Word Writers Festival on Saturday 24 August, 2024.

Submit your entry here.