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Time is running out if you want to enter this.

The Caterpillar Poetry PrizeClosing date 31 March 2015

More information at:

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
Closing date
30 June

The annual poetry competition for school-aged children is now open. Optional theme is ‘the open door’. Individual fee of $15 or $25 for schools (up to 30 entries) or $50 (over 30 entries).

For more information, click here.

Poem of the Day

Thank you to everyone who has been contributing poetry for publication on this blog. Your submissions are much appreciated and I’m enjoying them immensely. Please keep them coming. If you’re a poet who is still thinking about whether to submit, please do! Poems are always needed and get posted so long as they are suitable for children (including teenagers). Previously published poems can be submitted provided you still retain copyright. Email

Articles, events, information and interviews

ACP is also happy to accept information about children’s poetry activities and events in Australia and overseas, poetry links, competitions, interviews with poets or publishers, and relevant articles. And speaking of interviews, I found this one with Lorraine Marwood particularly interesting…

Lorraine shares some wisdom about research and poetry writers in this recent post from the Alphabet Soup blog.

The interview was part of Lorraine’s blog tour for her new book, Celebrating Australia: A Year in Poetry.


Buzz Words is the twice monthly e-mag for writers and illustrators for children. Discover Australian and international publishing markets; opportunities; competitions; conferences and festivals; interviews with industry professionals; articles on writing and books – everything from agents to websites. Check out the Buzzwords blog or email dibates (at) outlook (dot) com for your free sample of the current issue and to subscribe.

PASS IT ON is a weekly, on-line, interactive, networking e-zine for those involved with or interested in the children’s writing and illustration industry. It features competitions, opportunities, tips, interviews, profiles and industry news. Check out the Pass It On website or email jackiehosking [at] bigpond (dot) com for a recent issue and subscriptions.

Happy writing!


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