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Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry

| 12 May 2014

The First Nations Australia Writers’ Network is excited to be working with Australian Poetry, with the generous support of the Scanlon Foundation, to announce the 2014 Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry.

The Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry is the only prize in Australia specifically to books of Indigenous poetry, its purpose being to encourage the work of Indigenous poets, and to make their poetry more widely known and appreciated. The Prize is now in its tenth year of existence. The Scanlon Prize is awarded to a poet for the best single-author collection of Aboriginal poetry published in the last two years.The award includes a prize of $2000.

The winner will be announced at an event to be held as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival and the results published on the Australian Poetry website.

The guidelines are below:

  1. Entries may be made by poets or by publishers.
  2. Multiple entries are accepted.
  3. There is no entry form. Entrants should include a covering letter giving all contact details, and send two copies each of book being entered.
  4. Entries should be forwarded by 30 May 2014 to:

The Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry, c/o Australian Poetry Ltd, PO Box 21082, Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 8011.

Click on the link for the complete Guidelines and background information: Scanlon Prize Guidelines and background 2014

Ora Nui launch

| 03 Mar 2014


What a busy month! In addition to the launch of FNAWN, a number of the FNAWN community are heading over the Aotearoa New Zealand for the launch of Ora Nui, Special Edition.

In this collection, Aotearoa’s Maori literary journal Ora Nui showcases a range of poetry, prose and short fiction. Australian authors include Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Tony Birch and Alexis West.

We look forward to hearing about the launch, as well as further collaborations between our writers.

For more information head to the New Zealand Festival website: http://festival.co.nz/ora-nui-special-edition-launch/

The Official Launch of FNAWN

| 26 Feb 2014

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The First Nations Australia Writers’ Network are pleased to invite everyone, writers, community, publishers, and partners, to the official launch of the First Nations Australia Writers’ Network on the 2nd of March, 2014, in Adelaide. Continue reading