Saturday, May 25, 2013

Newcastle Poetry Prize 2013

Entries to the Newcastle Poetry Prize are NOW OPEN! You can enter either online or by post. Closes 7th June.  Judges are Dennis Haskell and Jean Kent.

By entering the competition, the entrant agrees to be bound by the following Conditions Of Entry.
  1. The entry must be a poem, or suite of poems, by a single author totalling no more than 200 lines. Each entry will attract an entry fee of $33. Multiple entries are accepted.
  2. Employees and their immediate family members of Hunter Writers Centre are ineligible to enter.
  3. The manuscript must be an original work, written in English, and must not have been previously published or accepted for publication or be under offer to any publisher. Presentation on the internet via blog or website constitutes publication for the purposes of the Prize.
  4. The manuscript must be typewritten and formatted in a clear, legible font, preferably in a Microsoft Word document or PDF. If sending via post, submissions will not be returned; authors should retain a copy. Do not attempt to send your entries via fax.
  5. No personal details may appear on the manuscript. As a precondition of the judging process and as a condition of entry, no poem will be forwarded to the judges if that poem is marked with the name of the entrant. All poems should be clearly identified only by their title. Each page should list the poem title and a page number, e.g. ‘Title of work, page 1 of 5’, etc.
  6. Only one poem per entry form. If submitting more than one poem, please submit one online entry form per poem.
  7. Entries must be received by the entries close date (5pm AEST, Friday June 7, 2013).
  8. A current, valid email address must be provided for acknowledgement of receipt and notification of results. If there is no valid email address, no notification will be given.
  9. The total prize money is $20,250. First prize will be $12,000, second prize $5,000 and third prize $1,000. An award for a local poet, defined as a poet residing within the Hunter Area of Councils (HROC), will be $500. The Harri Jones Memorial Prize, for the best poem by a poet under the age of 36, will be $250. Poems included in the anthology will also attract payment.
  10. All entries will be considered for inclusion in an anthology. As publisher of the anthology, Hunter Writers Centre will have First Publication Rights to all submitted poems, and may use any title or phrase from any entry as the title of the anthology.
  11. Hunter Writers Centre reserves the right to quote extracts from poems, but not to exceed ‘fair dealing’ as defined in the Copyright Act, for the purpose of promoting the Prize and the anthology.
  12. Only Australian residents can enter.
  13. Award winners will be required to participate in media related events associated with the Prize.
  14. Shortlisted poems selected for publication in the anthology will be published as originally submitted. No changes may be made to content after acceptance for publication.
Newcastle Poetry Prize Link


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