Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Department of English at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce that the second biennial award under the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest will be made in 2017.  The bequest offers a cash prize of $5,000 and publication with Vagabond Press (www.vagabondpress.netfor the winning collection of 50-70 pages by a woman poet over the age of 18. Applicants must be Australian, and the poems submitted must be “about Australian culture,” broadly defined. 

The closing date for entries is 28 February 2017. Full manuscripts are to be submitted online using Submittable.

The three judges appointed are Kate Lilley, Pam Brown and Gig Ryan.

Full guidelines follow on the submission page.

Enquiries to: annalise.pippard@arts.usyd.edu.au