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:
- Entries may be made by poets or by publishers.
- Multiple entries are accepted.
- There is no entry form. Entrants should include a covering letter giving all contact details, and send two copies each of book being entered.
- 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