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Ideas. Writing. Culture.

The 2017 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize

Presented by The Hobart Bookshop and Island

Now in its 22nd year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize remembers Tasmania's most acclaimed poet.

First Prize

$2000 + publication in Island + annual domestic subscriptions* to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow.

Second Prize

Publication in Island + annual domestic subscriptions* to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow.

 * If you already have a subscription to any of these publications, you will receive a free renewal.

Submissions

Single poem or linked suite no longer than 80 lines.

Poems previously published, or currently entered in any other competition, are not eligible.

Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form (downloadable here in PDF form and here in Word form). 

The judging is anonymous so please ensure the author's name is not on the same page as the poem, only on the entry form.

Entries can be submitted via email at competition@islandmag.com or by post to Island Magazine, PO Box 4703, Hobart TAS 7000.

If posting, please send copies of your poem with your entry form and fee enclosed. 

Entry fees can be paid below. 

  • $20 per entry for non-Island subscribers.
  • $10 per entry for Island subscribers.

  • Judges

    Sarah Holland-Batt, Stuart Cooke and Maria Takolander.

    Please note: entries will not be returned.

    ENTRIES CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT 15 AUGUST 2017