Sunday 13 July 2014
Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2014 - Deadline 15 December 2014
First Prize: $5000
Judge: Ron Pretty
Closing Date: 30 November 2014
The prize is named in honour of the distinguished Australian poet Ron Pretty, who founded Five Islands Press in 1986. As head of Five Islands Press, Ron published over 230 books of poetry by Australian poets, before retiring in 2007. Since this time, FIP has maintained its commitment to publishing fine Australian poetry, including the work of emerging and established poets.
Ron’s inexhaustible energy and creative vigour have been devoted to poetry for more than 40 years. He won the NSW Premier’s Special Prize for services to literature in 2001 and received an AM for services to Australian literature in 2002. He has published eight collections, and four chapbooks, of his own poetry; most recently, What the Afternoon Knows (Pitt Street Poetry, 2013).
The prize will be awarded to a single poem of up to 30 lines, and is open to anyone over the age of 18 years, including overseas applicants.
Entry fee is $20 for the first poem and $10 for subsequent poems. Multiple entries are permitted. Online submissions only.
A shortlist of four poems will be posted on the FIP website on 1 February 2015 and the winner will be announced on 15 February 2015.
For conditions of entry, click here.
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