Closing date: 20 July 2018.
Australian Catholic University has announced its 2018 Prize for Poetry, with the theme ‘Empathy’.
The competition is judged by Australian poet, distinguished academic, and critic Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe, who is one of the best known figures in Australia’s literary community and enjoys a wider reputation in the international world of letters.
Prizes, made possible through the sponsorship of the Office of the Vice President, are:
- Winner $10,000
- Second Prize $5,000
- Third Prize $3,000.
Maximum length: 80 lines.
Australian residents, including any international student currently studying at an Australian university, are eligible to enter.
The winning and shortlisted poems will also be published in a chapbook which will be launched during the announcement of shortlisted, commended and winning poems at an event in Melbourne on Thursday 6 September.
Please read the full list of entry guidelines before submitting your entry online at www.acu.edu.au/literature-prize.
This annual poetry competition aims to support writers and to continue the tradition of the Catholic Church as a key patron of the arts.
Get involved on social media using the hashtag #ACUpoetry.