Wesley Michel Wright Prize
The prestigious Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry is open for award to an author or composer of original verse or poetry in the English Language and who is an Australian citizen.
Open for award to an author or composer of original verse or poetry in the English Language and who is an Australian citizen.
Poems are to be no less than 50 lines and a maximum of 500 lines. Poems must have been published within the last 12 months from the closing date and in book or journal form (hard or electronic).
- Works previously submitted as entries for the prize will not be accepted
- There will only be one winner. The prize will not be shared
- Applicants for this prize agree by submitting their work that their name, the name of their work and publishers details will be published on The University of Melbourne website and other University of Melbourne publications
- Your book or poem will not be returned after the judging
Recipients are required to:
- Accept the award online within 21 days
The winner will be publicly announced at the Faculty of Arts Literary Awards event at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Eligible applicants must complete the online application form (via the link below) which requires the current ISSN or ISBN number for your book or journal publication (this includes electronic publications), the web address of work published electronically, and the documents uploaded as outlined below:
- Copy of proof of Australian citizenship (passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate, etc.) The selection committee may request your original copy at a later date
- A poem or a collection of poems. Poems are to be no less than 50 lines and a maximum of 500 lines. Poems can be consecutive poems or poems selected from different sections of your book to make up the line requirement. Title and footnotes are not included in line count. If your entry is part of a hard copy book, please upload the extract you would like to submit for judging. Alternatively apply online and mail four hard copies of your book clearly highlighting the 50-500 lines your are submitting for judging. These books will not be returned.
Faculty of Arts Awards Team
Level 1, Arts West Building
External Relations Unit (Rooms 101-123)
The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010