World Poetry Day 2016 Amateur Poetry Competition

world poetry day compTo celebrate World Poetry Day 2016 we are holding our inaugural amateur poetry competition. Opens Today 18 March 2016 and closes April 18 2016.

The Rules

. Open to residents of Queensland, Australia who have not yet attained any formal publication credits (excluding personal blogs/social media).

. One poem only, no word count limit, no theme, any subject, any style.

. Entries close 5pm April 18

. Free to enter

The Prize

The editors of Bareknuckle Poet will select ten entries for publication in a special online edition at and the winning entry from this shortlist will be published in our print journal Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2016 alongside some of the most critically acclaimed poets and writers in the world. The winning poet will be invited to read their work at the anthology launch at the Brisbane Writers Festival in September 2016.

Read about the Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2015 at The Australian.