Monday 25 January 2021

'fourW35' Submission Guidelines (incl. Booranga Literary Prizes)


fourW35 anthology 

2024 Submission Guidelines

(including Booranga Literary Prizes)

fourW - annual anthology of new writing is one of Australia's longest running (and best…) annual anthologies of new poetry and prose from Australian and international writers is published each November, and launched in Wagga Wagga and Sydney where we announce our prize-winners and hear from some of our contributors.

The Booranga Literary Prizes are valued at a total of $1000 and are awarded annually in November at the launch of Booranga’s anthology of new writing, fourW.

Each Booranga Prize is $500 and will be awarded to the works selected as the best poem and best short story received during the submission period. Winning entries are published in fourW, along with other new writing. 


Submissions must be original poetry or short­story fiction not previously published in print or online 

(i.e. social media), or submitted for any other prize. They must not be AI generated.

Unthemed, unsolicited submissions of prose and poetry are accepted throughout the year.

The opportunity to publish and the prize is open to Australian and international writers.

Submissions must be made as an electronic file in Word, attached to an email and submitted to:

Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

Include author biography (2-3 lines only) in your cover email, including your postal address and telephone. All successful contributors receive a copy of the anthology by mail (Value $30). Postage for extra copies will be an additional $5.

Works are read ‘blind’; therefore, we request that you include the contributor's name and address in the cover email message only.

Please send as individual poems or pieces of prose. Files should be the title of the piece.

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

Payment must be received with submission. No refunds will be given.

All submissions will be considered for publication in Booranga’s anthology fourW

No payment is made to the author when work is included in the anthology.

All rights remain with the author.


•           Submissions are restricted to 6 poems per year per writer.

•           All efforts will be made to replicate the formatting provided, subject to fourW editorial style.

•           Submission cost: $10 per poem 

Short stories

•           Submissions are restricted to 3 stories each year per writer.

•           Short story word limit is strictly 2500 words.

Formatting should be: 12-point Times New Roman fully justified; line spacing 1.5; double quotation marks for all dialogue.

•           Submission cost: $15 per story 

Publication timelines:

•           Closing date for submissions is June 30. Submissions and payments received after this date will be held over to the following year.

•           All submissions will be read by our editorial committee during July/August. Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

•           Contributors whose writing will be included in fourW will be contacted in August/September. A final copy of the work to be included in the anthology is provided for proofreading.

•           All other contributors will be advised of the committee's decision in September.

•           Prize winners will be announced at the launch of the anthology in November of each year.

Payment Options

Card Payments via Square : Copy and Paste links into a new browser.

1 Poetry Submission 4W @ $10

1 Prose Submission 4W @ $15

PayPal -

Direct Deposits
(include surname in bank ‘reference’ & advise by email:
Account Name: Wagga Wagga Writers Writers
Bank: NAB Wagga Wagga BSB: 082 811 Account Number: 02951 4435

Cheque/money order
Make payable to: Wagga Wagga Writers Writers Inc.
Post payment to: Booranga Writers’ Centre, CSU, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga NSW 2678.

Do not send cash in the mail.

NOTE: Please forward your submission by email even if paying by cheque/money order.

IMPORTANT: Submissions will not be considered until payment has been received.

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