ABR Calibre essay prize and Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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About: Australian Book Review (ABR) is Australia's premier literary review. Created in 1961, and now based in Melbourne and Adelaide, it publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing. With its national title, scope and readership, this magazine is committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia. ABR is a fully independent non-profit organisation. Its primary aims are several: to foster high critical standards; to provide an outlet for fine new writing; and to contribute to the preservation of literary values and a full appreciation of Australia's literary heritage.

ABR Calibre essay prize and Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Post by AustralianBookReview » 12:45pm Tuesday 30th October, 2012

Are you a poet or an essayist looking for a chance to be published in Australia’s leading literary magazine? Entry is now open for the Australian Book Review Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay 2013.

The Calibre Prize is intended to generate brilliant new essays and to foster new insights into culture, society, and the human condition. We welcome essays from leading authors and commentators, but also from emerging writers. All non-fiction subjects are eligible.

First prize: $5000
Closing date: 10 December 2012

Essayists must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia. Essays can range from 3000–7000 words. ABR will announce the results in April 2013, and will publish the winning essay, along with other shortlisted essays.

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry, and guarantees winners wide exposure through publication in ABR.

First prize: $4000
Shortlisted poems: $400
Closing date: 30 November 2012

Poets must be Australian citizens or have permanent residence status in Australia. Each entry must be a single poem of no more than 100 lines. Multiple entries are permitted, and all poems will be judged anonymously. A shortlist comprising a maximum of six poems will be announced and those poems published in the March 2013 issue of ABR. The winner will be announced later that month.

These are available from http://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes or by emailing abr@australianbookreview.com.au.
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