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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Newcastle Poetry Prize

The Newcastle Poetry Prize is one of Australia's oldest & 

most distinguished literary prizes 

~ celebrating 33 years in 2014
~ $20,000 prize pool awarded by the University of Newcastle
~ Entries close 5pm EST, Friday 20th June, 2014

A poem, or suite of poems, up to 200 lines
First prize: $12 000
Second prize: $5 000
Third prize: $1 000
Local Award: $500
Harri Jones Memorial Prize (for a poet <35 font="" years="">
Hunter Writers Centre members' award: $200
(members who have been shortlisted or awarded in the past are excluded from the HWC members' award)

The shortlist of poems will be published in the annual anthology
Closing Date: 5pm EST, Friday 20th June 2014

Multiple entries accepted. $33 per entry.
Entries are judged anonymously

Click here to read the history of the prize

The University of Newcastle provides $20 000 prize money for the Newcastle Poetry Prize

ArtsNSW have supported Hunter Writers Centre for many years via the annual grant program

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