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Judith Wright Poetry Prize

Date: Mon November 16 2020 12:00 am to Mon November 16 2020 11:59 pm

Judith Wright Poetry Prize

Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000)

2020 prize now open

Judges: Bella Li, Bonny Cassidy, Anne-Marie Te Whiu and Toby Fitch


About the prize

Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks outstanding poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (i.e. writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world.

In 2020, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in the first issue of Overland’s print magazine of 2021.



The competition closes 11.59 pm Monday 16 November 2020. Please read the entry guidelines below to confirm eligibility.

Entry fee: $12 for subscribers and $20 for non-subscribers.

**Another option is to take out one of our special prize subscriptions: for $56, you get discounted entry to the competition and a one-year discounted subscription to Overland (includes four print issues and the daily online magazine, invitations to subscriber events, and other opportunities and giveaways).

You may also be interested to read last year’s judges’ report and winning poems.


More information available at: https://overland.org.au/prizes/overland-judith-wright-poetry-prize-for-new-and-emerging-poets/

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