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2016 Ron Pretty Poetry Prize - now open!

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Submissions are now open for the Ron Pretty Poetry Prize!

The prize is named in honour of the distinguished Australian poet Ron Pretty, who founded Five Islands Press in 1986, and has himself published eight collections and four chapbooks; most recently, What the Afternoon Knows (Pitt Street Poetry, 2013). The prizes are as follows:

First Prize: $5000
Second Prize: $1500
Third Prize: $750

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 $25 for the first poem and $10 for subsequent poems. There are no limits on entries. Online submissions only.

The closing date is 15 September 2016.

Enquiries should be directed to:

For further information about the prize and submission details, please visit the website here.


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