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Tom Collins Poetry Prize now closed

The deadline for entries has now passed. Thankyou and good luck to all entrants

The highly anticipated Tom Collins Poetry Prize is now closed for submissions.
We are delighted to say nearly quadruple the number of entries was submitted compared to last year.

Thankyou and good luck to all who entered.

The entries will now be judged.

Please check back to this page, and follow FAWWA on Facebook, twitter and instagram, for the latest news and updates on the competition.

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s premier poetry prizes.

It began in 1975 and is named after Tom Collins, the pen name of Australian writer Joseph Furphy (1843 – 1912).

First prize is $1,000, second is $300, and third is $100. 

Tom Collins, pictured at right, was the pen name of Joseph Furphy, who built the Swanbourne home named Tom Collins House. Image courtesy State Library NSW.

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