The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize is open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems.
Prize Details below
Now accepting entries for the
2017 Yeats Prize.
Closing date March 31 2018
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:
Typed on one side of A4 paper with three (3) copies provided.
# Name, address and contact details on a separate page.
Mail to: Yeats Poetry Prize
6 Samuel Close
Berwick VIC 3806
For email entries
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:
by cheque or Australia Post Money Order payable to W B Yeats Poetry Prize Inc.
or transfer from your bank to: W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia
Bendigo Bank BSB 633 108: Account Number 144571882
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:)
2017 Judges are
Dr Sarah Dowling
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
'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.