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Poetry Book Project

Call out for Submissions 

The City of Greater Dandenong recognises the incredible creativity among our residents. We are compiling a book to showcase this talent.

The theme of this book will to explore the idea of “Home”. The City of Greater Dandenong is seeking creative writing that:

  • Explore of the general idea of ‘Home’. For instance, they may reflect memories, migration, settlement, identity and belonging, family and relationships
  • Reflect the author’s cultural background or experience. They may come from a connection the author has with countries and cultures, or they may simply be works of the imagination created in response to the theme.
  • We encourage original, creative and inventive ways of interpreting the theme.

Theme: Home
Closing Date: Sunday 23 September, 5pm

The book will be published by the City of Greater Dandenong as part of the [SUB]URBAN STUDIO program, with support from Creative Victoria through the Creative Suburbs initiative.

You are invited to submit up to two pieces of creative writing.

Submit here

Submission Guidelines

  • All entries must be an original piece of work.
  • Submissions sent outside the set opening and closing dates will not be considered
  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Maximum word limit is 350 words. Poems above this word limit will not be considered.
  • Submissions can include poems/short stories (in any genre and form)
  • Submissions can be made electronically via the form below. If you would like to submit a hard copy, please contact Council on the details below
  • Submissions should not be under consideration by another competition or publication, or have been previously published.
  • By submitting, writers consent the City of Greater Dandenong license to use the work for exhibition or publication purposes
  • Intellectual Property shall remain with the writer
  • All selected entries may be edited, in conjunction with the author and professional editors, and will be given to the author for approval prior to publication.
  • Authors agree to allow possible illustrations alongside their work.
  • Authors must have a connection to or with the City of Greater Dandenong.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact:

Greer Davis
Arts and Culture Project Officer
8571 5141 / gdavis@cgd.vic.gov.au