Weekly update


Please note that the information in this post (posted on 31 May) has been amended. ALL poetry information is now found on the main ‘Competitions’ page here.

Direct link at: https://australianchildrenspoetry.com.au/competitions/


Here are this week’s updates.



The 2014 Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Competition has opened for entries.

Click here for more information:


Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

A reminder about the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards – The oldest and largest poetry competition for school aged children in Australia.

Click here for more information.


Poems about Myths and Legends

Click here for more information regarding an anthology of poems for children about myths and legends.



All competition details (in chronological order for deadline listings) are listed on the main ‘Competition’ page at: https://australianchildrenspoetry.com.au/competitions/



There is a great article on poetry for children in the May 2014 Books for Keeps.

For more information, click here:



An article on Henry Lawson (contributed by Robyn Youl) has been added to our growing list of talented Australian poets.

Link at:




All listed poets can be viewed here or via the drop down menu (Poets A-Z).

Link at:



That’s it for this week.


Di Bates

2 thoughts on “Weekly update

  1. Dear Di:
    I am after addresses for publishers of children’s poetry and belles lettres, which I thort I saw in an ACP bulletin, recently.

  2. Hi Di, I love your site and would love it if you had an image on your pages so they can be pinned. Is this possible? Cheers 🙂 Audrey Nay “Long live libraries4lifelong learning”

    Teacher Librarian Learning Technologies Manager Federation Representative Sandy Beach Public School, NSW, Australia 0266561777 telephone 0266561624 fax 0422732962 mobile *: audrey.nay@det.nsw.edu.au 8: SBPS Library 4 Lifelong Learning Weblinks-Virtual Library 24/7 8: Long live libraries for lifelong learners ________________________________________

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