Latest Competitions: The Bolton Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 03-Nov-17 Returning for 2017, an exciting poetry competition with three winning categories. The first is an open entry for the pub… Alder Hey Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 17-Nov-17 Alder Hey has launched a poetry competition inviting members of the public to submit their own poems exploring the theme… […]

2017 ABR Calibre Essay Prize Entries are open for the 2018 ABR Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay. We look for original and unpublished non-fiction essays of any subject between 3,000 to 6,000 words, written in English. The judges are Andrea Goldsmith, Phillipa McGuinness, and Peter Rose. Entry fees are AU$15 for ABR subscribers […]

Otago University Press Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 NOVEMBER 2017 Kapiti poet Alison Glenny has won the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit to Antarctica. She receives a $10,000 prize and a year’s subscription to Landfall, and Otago University Press will publish her collection in 2018. Glenny says she wrote an initial draft […]

Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press.   Neale, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry collections, and edited several anthologies.   She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous awards and grants for her writing including the […]

A CD launching at Victoria University of Wellington next month represents the fruits of a decade-long collaborative partnership between three of New Zealand’s creative masters.   New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) lecturer—and one of New Zealand’s best-known sopranos—Jenny Wollerman collaborated with Emeritus Professor and writer Vincent O’Sullivan, and composer and former lecturer Ross Harris […]