The Noel Rowe Poetry Award
An award in memory of Australian poet and academic Noel Rowe in celebration of his commitment to and support of Australian poetry. This biennial award is for the publication of a first manuscript by an emerging poet of any age. In the spirit of Noel Rowe's support and mentoring of emerging writers, the winning entrant will be given the opportunity to work on their manuscript with one of the judges.
Noel Rowe (1951-2007) was an inspirational teacher of Australian Literature in the Department of English at the University of Sydney from 1986 to 2007. He was one of the first to teach creative writing courses in poetry at the University of Sydney, through which he encouraged and mentored new poets with humour, wisdom and insight.
Submissions open February 10, 2015 and close July 1, 2015.
Shortlist announced October 1 and winner announced October 10.
Judges: Vivian Smith, Jane Gibian & Elizabeth Allen.
To read more about Noel Rowe, visit Poetry International Web.