Pocketry presents Pocketry's Prize for Unpublished Poets for an original collection of poems.
Eligibility: Australian residents aged 18 and over who have not had a book of poetry published are eligible to enter.
Deadline: The 2022 Pocketry's Prize for Unpublished Poets Prize will open later this year.
The winner will receive:
1. publication of their poem(s) in an instant book, and
2. online mentoring.
A6 sized (10.5 x 15 cm).
150 copies of the book will be printed in a limited edition print run.
The winner will receive 100 copies to assemble and distribute; Pocketry will retain 50 copies.
One copy of the book will be lodged by Pocketry with the National Library of Australia.
The winner of Pocketry's Prize for Unpublished Poets will receive three hours of online mentoring.
You may submit either:
short five poems, each no more than 21 lines long (including line breaks)
OR one long poem of between 100 and 105 lines (including line breaks).
The total line length for your collection of poems should not exceed 105 lines (including line breaks).
Lines should be a maximum of 50 characters wide (including spaces).
Entries that exceed the line limits will not be considered.
Entries must be submitted via email to email@example.com with Pocketry's Prize for Unpublished Poets in the subject.
Attach your poem(s) as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). The file name should only include the title of your collection / poem.
Font: Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing, 12 pt, black.
Put the title of your collection in the footer of your document and number all the pages.
Do not put your name on the document or in the file name or your entry will be disqualified.
Entrants will receive confirmation of receipt.
Please remember to whitelist Pocketry in your address book so that you can find out who has won!
All entries are judged blind without knowing who the author is, so do not put your name in the file name or anywhere on your document.
Entries containing identifying information will be disqualified.
It is free to enter.
Brief Terms & Conditions
You must be aged over 18.
You must be an Australian resident.
You must not have had a book of poetry published - either self-published or by a publisher.
A book of poetry in this instance means a collection of your poems or a chapbook.