CURRENT COMPETITIONS ARE LISTED IN ORDER OF DEADLINE DATE:
-NEW-12th Kathleen Julia Bates Memorial Writing Competition
For Australian writers only, this competition is for a poem suitable for a child up to the age of 12 years. Full details here.
-NEW- Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
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.
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/