Booranga Literary Prizes

The annual $500 Booranga Prizes are awarded to two works – the best poem and best short story submitted each year.

The prize-winning poem and short story are also published in our annual anthology, fourW, along with new writing from writers both local and international. Prize winners are announced at the launch of the anthology in November and included on our website after the event.


Submissions are accepted on a continual basis, however entries for the Booranga Prizes close on 30 June for publication the following November. Applications received after this date will be considered for the following edition. A free copy of the published anthology will be provided to all writers whose work appears in the anthology.

Due to the large volume of work we receive, we cannot provide feedback to individual authors.