The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets, the richest prize in Australia for emerging poets, is now open.

Malcolm Robertson Foundation logoEstablished in 2007, with support from the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the prize aims to foster poetry by writers who have not yet published a book of poems under their own name (see the prize guidelines for details).

The 2014 major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winning poems will also be published in Overland. The competition will be judged by Overland poetry editor, Peter Minter, with winners announced in the first issue of Overland in 2015.

Please read the prize guidelines and confirm your eligibility before submitting.

Enter the competition.

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