Women's Poetry Opportunities

Girls on Key offers many opportunities for women and gender diverse poets and spoken word artists.

For current opportunities, join our Women's Poetry Opportunities Facebook Group

Read your original poetry on our open mic at one of our monthly poetry readings.

We are looking for paid featured poets or spoken word artists (women and gender diverse) with enough material to hold an audience for 10-15 minutes. Cities where we hold events are Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong. Occasionally we hold events in Auckland and other places.

For more information on how we choose our features, start here.

If you are new to poetry, check out our writing tips.

To put in a feature expression of interest, email girlsonkey@gmail.com and tell us which city you live in.

Sell your poetry book or zine in our online poetry bookshop

Distribute your poetry book or poetry zine through our online poetry bookshop.

Check out the Poetry Portal Bookshop to see the wide range of titles we sell.

Fill out the distribution EOI

Submit your original poems under 40 lines for a paid slot in our email newsletter sent to 550 people each month. We pay $20 for all published poems.

Sign up to our monthly email newsletter for poems and events here.

Poetry film creators - we want your films for our poetry film night held in Melbourne and some in Newcastle, Wollongong and Sydney. We also have paid feature poet slots at this event.

To find a poetry film night coming up, check out our Facebook Events page

Girls on Key Poetry works with women and gender diverse poets every year for free to publish their poetry books. Send us your manuscript for consideration!

Check out our submission guidelines and how to apply here. Submissions are now open until the 31st of October.

Check out our current Girls on Key Press titles here.

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