2017 ABR Calibre Essay Prize

Entries are open for the 2018 ABR Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay. We look for original and unpublished non-fiction essays of any subject between 3,000 to 6,000 words, written in English. The judges are Andrea Goldsmith, Phillipa McGuinness, and Peter Rose. Entry fees are AU$15 for ABR subscribers or AU$25 for non-subscribers (the latter includes a free four-month subscription to ABR Online). Entries close 15 January 2018.

Total Prize: AU$7,500 (First prize $5,000, second prize $2,500)
Entries close 15 January 2018

Click here for more information, entry guidelines, and to read essays by past winners.


2017 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is now worth a total of AU$8,500. The judges are John Hawke, Bill Manhire, and Jen Webb. We welcome entries from poets writing in English worldwide. Entry fees are AU$15 for ABR subscribers or AU$25 for non-subscribers (the latter includes a free four-month subscription to ABR Online). Entries close 3 December 2017.

Total Prize: AU$8,500 (First Prize $5,000 and a print of an etching by Arthur Boyd, second prize $2,000, three shortlisted poems $500)
Entries close 3 December 2017

Click here for more information, entry guidelines, and to read essays by past winners.

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