The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize is open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems. Details of Prize below
Now accepting entries for the
2016 Yeats Prize.
Closing date March 31 2017
First Prize AU $500. 00
Second Prize AU $75. 00
Third Prize $75. 00
# 50 line maximum limit
# NO identification of author anywhere on the poem
# Open style
# Where entries are submitted by snail mail:
to be typed on one side of A4 paper with three (3) copies provided.
# Name, address and contact details on a separate page.
Entries submitted as an email message, will not be accepted
# Entries may be submitted via email as an attachment
in a Word doc or PDF document to:
P.S. If you discover any errors on the web site, please send an email. W B Yeats was a notoriously poor speller. He was human, as we all are:)
2016 Judges are
Dr Matthew Ryan
Catholic University of Melbourne
& Dr Sarah Dowling
Entry fee for first
Poem is $8. 50.
Additional poems are $5. 50 per each additional poem.
If you wish to make a small donation towards the running of the
W B Yeats Poetry Prize it would be appreciated.
Cheques/Postal Orders to be made payable to
"The W B Yeats Poetry Prize"
Post entries to:
W B Yeats Poetry Prize
6 Samuel Close
Berwick, Victoria 3806
Entrants providing an Email address will receive notification of the results by email.
The W B Yeats Poetry Prize reserves the right to publish the Winning and Commended poems in a printed report and/or on this website.
Copyright remains with poet.
For further information please send email to:
Poetry Competition Convener
Declan J Foley
The Bad Joyce Prize 2016 Winning essay !@^*
'We who care deeply about the arts find ourselves the priesthood of an almost forgotten faith, and we must, I think, if we would win the people again, take upon ourselves the method and fervour of a priesthood.
We must be humble and half-proud. . . . We must baptize as well as preach.'
W B Yeats: 'Ireland and the Arts', 1901.