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 short‐story fiction not previously published in print or online
(i.e. social media), or submitted for any other prize. They must
not be AI generated.
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: email@example.com
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
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
Payment must be received with submission. No refunds will be
All submissions will be considered for publication in Booranga’s
No payment is made to the author when work is included in the
All rights remain with the author.
are restricted to 6 poems per year per writer.
efforts will be made to replicate the formatting provided, subject to fourW editorial
cost: $10 per poem
are restricted to 3 stories each year per writer.
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.
cost: $15 per story
date for submissions is June 30. Submissions and payments
received after this date will be held over to the following year.
submissions will be read by our editorial committee during July/August.
Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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.
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.
Card Payments via Square : Copy and Paste links into a new browser.
1 Poetry Submission 4W @ $10 https://square.link/u/xqJkwv8Y
1 Prose Submission 4W @ $15 https://square.link/u/3jDDzN1i
PayPal - firstname.lastname@example.org
(include surname in bank ‘reference’ & advise by email: email@example.com):
Account Name: Wagga Wagga Writers Writers
Bank: NAB Wagga Wagga BSB: 082 811 Account Number: 02951 4435
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.