The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is an annual competition inaugurated by FAWWA in 1975 in memory of Australian author Joseph Furphy (1843 - 1912) who wrote under the name Tom Collins. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious poetry prizes, with first place being awarded a $1,000 prize.
This year the entry fee is $20 for up to three poems. So why not enter two or three poems instead of one – the total fee you’ll pay is $20!
The prizegiving will be at Voicebox in Fremantle in February 2017.
Entries close 15 January 2017, so get writing and enter now!
Terms and conditions: Opening date: 22 November 2016 Closing date: 15 January 2017 (midnight AWST) Line limit for each poem: 60 lines Prizes: First $1,000; Second $200; Third $100. 4 x Highly Commended will receive certificates.
Entry Fee: $20 (maximum of three poems per poet)
Entrants must currently reside in Australia.
All work must be works of fiction and previously unpublished, including e-publishing. Work broadcast on radio, television or film, or performed as plays, are classified as published. Any story that has been awarded or commended in any previous competition is not eligible to enter.
Any poem that is under consideration in another competition is ineligible.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia (FAWWA) reserves the right to publish the winning, second place and highly commended entries in its publications (including web site).
Non-award winning poems will be responsibly destroyed after the competition. Ensure you keep a copy.
The real name of the poet must not appear on the poem submission. All entries will be judged blind through the Submittable portal (identifying information will not be made available to the judge).
Entries must be submitted via Submittable. Poems can be uploaded in .docx, .doc, .pdf and .rtf format (sensible font, font size and spacing to be used). Each poem should be uploaded as a separate file. Entries submitted via regular mail or email are ineligible and will be responsibly destroyed.
Maximum of three poems per author.
Entry fee of $20 will be collected via online payment on Submittable. No other form of payment is acceptable. No refunds will be given. Payments submitted outside of Submittable or in relation to ineligible entries will not be returned.
The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Shortlisted writers will be notified via email and the winner announced at the prizegiving at Voicebox in February 2017. Results will be published on the FAWWA website www.fawwa.org.
FAWWA Committee members are not eligible to enter.