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We like poems of any length. Send up to four poems at a time. We’re looking for poems that move us, that might make us laugh or cry, or teach us something new. We like both free verse and traditional forms—we try to publish a representative mix of what we receive. We read a lot of poems, and only those that are unique, insightful, and musical stand out—regardless of style. Submission guidelines at http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/

Well Done Stephen!

Poet Stephen Whiteside was thrilled to learn this week that his collection of poetry for children, The Billy That Died with Its Boots on and Other Australian Verse, has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Bush Laureate Awards in the category of “Book of the Year”.

The Billy That Died with Its Boots on and Other Australian Verse is a collection of 65 poems spanning 150 pages, primarily directed at children aged 9+. It contains a number of elegant ‘paper cut-out’ illustrations by first-time illustrator Lauren Merrick, and was published by Walker Books Australia in May this year.

The “Book of the Year” award is not specifically an award for books for children, but they are eligible to enter.

The winner will be announced at an Awards’ ceremony commencing at 7pm on Tuesday, 20th January, 2015, at the Tamworth Town Hall.

Further information about The Billy That Died with Its Boots On and Other Australian Verse can be found here:

http://www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/The-Billy-That-Died-With-Its-Boots-On-9781922077431

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