Andy Jackson’s book launched

Andy Jackson’s the thin bridge was launched with eloquence, wit and insight by Kevin Brophy at Melbourne’s iconic Collected Works bookshop on
5 September 2014. Andy, who in 2013 won the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize, read a number of poems from his collection.

We had a tremendous turnout. A warm thank you to all who came, and to Kris and Retta for hosting at their wonderful bookshop.

If you couldn’t make the launch, you can order a copy of Andy’s book, signed and numbered, from the titles page.

Professor Kevin Brophy launching Andy Jackson's book. Photo: Di Cousens

Professor Kevin Brophy launching Andy Jackson’s book. Photo: Di Cousens

More photos from the night can be found on our launches page.

WP Manuscript Prize entries

Many thanks to all who submitted to this year’s Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. We received 129 entries from all around Australia – our largest number of submissions yet.

A shortlist of ten poets will be listed on this website in mid-November, with the winner announced by the end of November.
WP MS prize entries

Reminders: Manuscript prize, and Andy Jackson book launch

Three days. That’s how long poets have left to send their entries into the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize for 2014.

We accept entries postmarked up to and including the deadline of Friday 29 August. We’ve already received a huge number of submissions this year, and look forward to being flooded in the final days.

Click here for guidelines and entry form.

And a reminder that the launch of the thin bridge, written by last year’s prize winner, Andy Jackson, is just a week later:

Collected Works bookshop
First Floor, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Friday 5 September, 6pm for 6.30 start

Renowned poet and professor in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne, Kevin Brophy, will do the launch honours. If you’re in Melbourne, we hope to see you there!

 

 

Whitmore titles on sale

We’ve reduced prices on all of our back catalogue. We’ve books by some of the finest new, and established, poets currently writing in Australia. And to make ordering easier, we’ve entered the 21st century and you can now quickly order and pay online.

What’s more, postage in Australia is FREE.

Treat yourself to some of the best. Head to our titles page, click the ‘Add to Cart’ buttons and fill the shopping trolley!

Launch of new Andy Jackson collection – Melbourne 5 September

Whitmore Press is thrilled to announce that Andy Jackson’s latest poetry collection, the thin bridge, will be launched in Melbourne by Kevin Brophy. The details:

Collected Works bookshop
First Floor, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Friday 5 September, 6pm for 6.30 start
Launch by Professor Kevin Brophy – poet, author and academic

Andy Jackson cover high res

Andy was the winner of the 2013 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. We hope you can make it. All welcome!

Can’t make the launch? Order a copy of Andy’s collection – a signed and numbered limited edition chapbook with flyleaf, superbly printed on watermarked paper, just 200 copies.

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Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize 2014 – now open!

The Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize 2014 is now open for submissions.

The prize, for publication of a fine, limited edition poetry chapbook of work by the winning entrant, is open to all Australian poets – new, emerging and established.

Previous winners of the manuscript prize are Jamie King-Holden (2010), B.R. Dionysius and Jo Langdon (2011), Lucy Todd (2012), and Andy Jackson (2013). Andy Jackson’s the thin bridge will be published in September 2014.

There are no restrictions in terms of subject matter or form. Entrants are encouraged to read the collections of previous winners to get an idea of the kinds of work that have achieved success to date.

Order a title by a previous winner – in some cases, we have just a few copies left.

The deadline is 29 August. Early submissions are encouraged.

Click here for guidelines and entry form.

We look forward to reading your entry!

World Poetry Day reading

On 21 March 2014, World Poetry Day, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation hosted a reading by poets from the Geelong region who were represented in Black Inc.’s Best Australian Poems 2013 – the fourth year the library has run such an event on World Poetry Day. The reading at the Waurn Ponds library was MC’d by Whitmore Press publisher Anthony Lynch, and poets from the press were strongly represented.

Photo: Reg Ryan

Photo: Reg Ryan

 

From left to right: Anthony Lynch, Maria Takolander, Jo Langdon, David McCooey, Brendan Ryan, Amanda Frances Johnson, Diane Fahey and Cameron Lowe.