Submissions are now open for Black Inc. Publishing’s The Best Australian Poems 2011, so if you have had some recent work published (after August 1 2010), or you have an unpublished gem, this is a great opportunity to have your work anthologised alongside many of Australia’s finest.
Editing the anthology this year is John Tranter, who takes the editorial reigns from Robert Adamson after a great two-year stint. Full submission details can be found at the Best Australian Writing site.
I have long been a reader of both Tranter and Adamson’s work and over the last few years, I have searched long and hard in second hand book stores all over the country collecting their extensive catalogues. One book that has continued to elude me though is Tranter’s 3rd collection, The Blast Area, so you can imagine the smile that spread across my face when I discovered an online version of the book. You can download the pdf version of The Blast Area here. And believe me, it is well worth the click!
As the lights go down on another working week, it’s a fine time to explore some of the poetic opportunities that are currently in orbit.
Reason-Brisbane Poetry Prize
This is the competition’s seventh year and in 2010 it is open to budding and established writers across Australia. Open theme. Prizes: 1st $1500, 2nd $500, 3rd $300. Ross Gillett, multi-award winning poet, will judge the entries and winners will be announced at the morning poetry event of Words in Winter, Daylesford on 14 August. For guidelines, see <www.daylesfordonline.com/poetryprize> or send a SSAE to Rules, PO Box 545, Daylesford, VIC 3460.
Closing Date: July 2
Best Australian Poems 2010
Submissions are now being accepted for Black Inc.’s, The Best Australian Poems 2010, edited by Robert Adamson. The 2009 anthology was stunning so this is well worth checking out. Full submission details are available here: http://www.bestaustralianwriting.com.au/2010_submissions.pdf
Going Down Swinging
Submissions for the 30th anniversary issue of Going Down Swinging close at the end of the month. So to be part of one of the coolest lit journals on the planet visit: http://goingdownswinging.org.au/
May your words all find good homes…