Published 8 September 202312 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team 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 poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is 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 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland. Judges This year, the prize will be judged by Autumn Royal, Elena Gomez, Toby Fitch and Andy Jackson. Details The prize is open now and closes 11.59 pm Friday 20 October 2023. 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 $62, you get discounted entry to the competition and a discounted subscription to Overland, which includes four print issues, access to the daily online magazine, plus invitations to subscriber events and other opportunities and giveaways. You may also be interested to read last year’s judges’ report. Guidelines The award is open to poets who have had no more than one solo collection of their work commercially published: that is, by a publishing house with commercial distribution. The prize is open to Australian and New Zealand writers only. Poems must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers, including Overland. Poems that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible. The winning poems will be published in Overland in 2024. All submitted poems may also be considered for publication in Overland. Entries must be submitted electronically via the Overland submittable system. The name of the poet must not appear on the manuscript (including the header or4 footer) since all poems will be considered anonymously. Poems must be no more than 80 lines. Multiple entries are permitted, though a separate fee applies to each poem. An entry fee of $12 for Overland subscribers and $20 for non-subscribers will be charged. It is possible to become a subscriber and simultaneously enter the competition at a special price of $62. Please ensure you are satisfied with your poem before submitting. Poems that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Overland staff and board members are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors are eligible to enter. Winners will be announced in February 2024. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results. A final note on submission guidelines: In 2020 the Overland editorial team decided to include an additional question for entrants upon submission of their work to all major prizes. While we uphold the integrity of the blind judging process, it often places limitations on judges to properly assess the nature of a submission. Entries which speak directly to the experiences of marginalised or vulnerable communities are often difficult to assess with no knowledge as to whether the author has the relevant experience or cultural authority. It can be an agonising process for a judge to decide whether a piece is appropriate for publication when experience or identities are assumed or guessed. We want to encourage imaginative and provocative submissions without creating an additional burden for our judges, or potentially restricting the selection of sensitive pieces. You can read more about the policy here. Entrants will have the option to answer the following voluntary question: If your entry takes up the voice or experience of a marginalised or vulnerable identity, do you identify yourself as being a part of that community or experience? For instance, if your piece is written in the voice of an Aboriginal person, are you Aboriginal? etc. Your response to this question is not mandatory, and your response will only be visible to internal editors, unless our judges request to know your response after the consideration of a piece. Enter the Judith Wright Poetry Prize as a: new subscriber – $62 (Includes $12 entry fee and $50 subscription)Poets can subscribe to Overland for one year (four issues) at a discounted rate, and enter the competition at the special subscriber rate. Take out a new subscription and enter the Judith Wright Poetry Prize. current subscriber – $12 Current Overland subscribers enter the competition at the special subscriber rate of $12. Current subscribers enter the competition here. non-subscriber – $20 Entry to the competition for non-subscribers is $20. Non-subscribers enter the competition here. The Judith Wright Poetry Prize is supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation Editorial Team . More by Editorial Team › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. 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