The Emerging Older Poets Mentorship is designed to address a lack of opportunities in the 55+ age bracket. So many great writers come to their craft later in life, and create wonderfully rich and meaningful work as a result.
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to the inaugural mentorship in 2018, the Queensland Poetry Festival is excited to announce that we will continue this initiative in 2019.
The successful recipient receives: editorial feedback and advice from award-winning poet Philip Neilsen, publication in Overland online, and an invitation to read at the Emerging Voices Salon of the Queensland Poetry Festival on 23 August 2019.
What do we mean by ‘emerging’?
In this instance, we define an emerging poet as a poet who has not yet had a full length collection of poetry published. Those who have had a single poem, a suite of poems, a poetry zine or a poetry chapbook published are eligible to enter.
How do I enter?
Prepare a sample of your very best work. Writing samples should include between three and five previously unpublished poems, saved in a single file (word document or PDF only). Complete the online application. You will be asked to upload your writing sample at this point.