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Q. What are the benefits of joining the Friends Commissioning Circle?

A. As part of the Red Room Poetry Friends Commissioning Circle, your subscription directly supports 30 poets to be commissioned to create new poems to be celebrated and shared during POETRY MONTH each August. Launching 2021. 

Literature is one of the most widely enjoyed yet least funded artforms in Australia. Your support positively impacts the creation of new Australian poetry and the future of Australian literature.

The full details of subscription benefits can be found on the Friends Commissioning Circle webpage.


Q. What does a subscription cost and how often will I be charged? 

A. Individual subscriptions cost AUS$1,000. These are valid for one year, paid up-front via PayPal, cheque, money order or direct deposit. Your subscription auto-renews every 365 days on the initial signup date, unless you advise us otherwise. Currently, we don’t offer discounted or pro-rata subscription.


Q. I just signed up to the Friends Commissioning Circle. What happens now?

A. Thank you for joining the Commissioning Friends Circle! Shortly, you’ll receive a confirmation email and a welcome email from us. Emails will be our main point of correspondence with you, so please help us reach your inbox by marking our emails as ‘safe’ so that you don’t miss a thing!


Q. What does my subscription fee go towards?

A. We deeply value every single contribution that we receive. Your subscriptionvwill play a vital role in supporting original commissions within themed projects:

  • 30 days x 30 poetic commissions for broadcast and publication during POETRY MONTH

  • Fair Trade – inviting international esteemed and award-winning First Nations poets to pair with Australia’s own in soft diplomacy 

  • Middle of the Air – where poets will write lyrics and collaborate with musicians to create new compositions

  • Month-long Poets-in Residence in libraries nationally for interactive engagement 


Q. Can I cancel my subscriptionon if it’s not right for me?

A. Absolutely. You’re welcome to cancel your subscription anytime by emailing You will be removed from all future Friends Commissioning Circle correspondence. Subscription fees are non-refundable. 


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