Dangerously Poetic Byron Bay Writer’s Festival Poetry Prize- 2013 

Download the entry form for the Dangerously Poetic Byron Bay Writer’s Festival Poetry Prize- 2013.

Dangerously Poetic Press and the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival are co-sponsoring a national poetry prize to be awarded at the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival 2013 on Saturday, the 3rd of August.

Poets are invited to write up to 40 lines on the theme- Ordinary Miracles– Poems of the wondrous and strange. Poetry is best equipped to find language for the ineffable, numinous moments we all experience.

Judge: Cate Kennedy

Author of poetry collections: Taste of River Water, winner of Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and Joyflight. Also known for her short stories, Dark Roots and novel, The World Beneath. Cate will personally award the prizes at the Festival poetry reading.

First Prize : $500, a 3 day pass to the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival 2013, publication in Dangerously Poetic’s upcoming anthology ( projected launch date 4/2014), a free copy of the anthology and chance to read the poem at the festival.

Second Prize : $ 100, a 3 day pass to Byron Bay Writer’s Festival 2013, publication in DP’s upcoming anthology ( as above.)

  • Entry fee: $10 first poem, $5 for each additional
  • Poems will be no longer than 40 lines, single spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt.
  • Poems shall not have won a competition, been previously published or under consideration elsewhere. Winning poems must be available for publication in anthology.
  • Closing date is 7th June, 2013. All poems must be received by this date to be considered.
  • Please enclose 2 copies of each poem (no staples) plus one entry form or email poems and entry form as .doc attachments to bev_sweeney@yahoo.com.au
  • No author name on poem.
  • No poem will be returned, no communication will be entered into. Winning poets will be notified by the 8th of July. Please give us a phone number where you can be reached.
  • Judge’s notes and final results will be posted on www.dangerouslypoetic.com

Commonwealth Bank of Australia  ( please include your name and details)

Dangerously Poetic Inc. 06 2578 1014 4894

Cheques payable to Dangerously Poetic, Inc. PO Box 524,  Byron Bay, 2481

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