Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize 2015 now open

It’s on again. The Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize for 2015 is 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), Andy Jackson (2013), and Tracy Ryan and Jill Jones (2015). Tracy’s Hoard will be launched in Melbourne on 31 August, Jill’s Breaking the Days in November.

As ever, 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 collection by a previous winner from our titles page or by using the order form. In some cases, we have just a few copies left. Your purchase also provides valuable support for the press, which currently receives no external funding.

The deadline is 15 September. We encourage early submission.

Click here for guidelines and entry form. Note that from the manuscript prize page, you can now pay via PayPal.

We look forward to reading your entry!