We are independent filmmakers looking to talk to collaborators for a short film. The right collaborator will create a spoken word poem that will become part of a 2-3 minute film that employs symbolism and cinematic metaphor, filmed within a building(s) that has a history of incarceration and trauma.   We’re looking at locations such as […]

   Applications open today for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme New Zealand’s literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association for eight weeks in September and October 2018. The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an […]

Latest Competitions: Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2018 | Closing Date: 28-Apr-18 For poems on any theme related to politics. First prize of ?500 for each competition, with a second prize of One week?s… Erbacce-prize for poetry 2018 | Closing Date: 01-May-18 The outright winner will be given a publishing contract with erbacce press who will publish […]

Award-Winning Poems: Spring 2018 Welcome to my spring selection of award-winning poems, highlights from our contest archives, and the best new resources we’ve found for writers. These quarterly specials are included with your free Winning Writers Newsletter subscription. In this issue: “Sous mon lit de métal” by Cato Fortin, illustrated by Julian Peters. —Jendi Reiter, Editor […]

MEDIA RELEASE 9 March 2018 ___________________________________________________________ Victoria launches augmented reality Literary Atlas Victoria University of Wellington’s latest foray into interactive digital design has launched at the 2018 Writers & Readers Festival. LitAtlas, a literary atlas of Wellington, is a smartphone-enabled app that takes you on a stroll around Wellington’s waterfront in the virtual company of […]

New work from emerging and established writers, including the latest graduates of Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), features in online literary magazine Turbine | Kapohau. The 17th edition of the magazine showcases work by the talented crop of writers emerging from the 2017 Master of Arts (MA) workshop. Tayi Tibble (Te Whanau-a-Apanui/Ngati Porou), […]

A “powerful, restrained but unafraid” collection of poems that explore the lives of four generations of Maori women has been awarded the 2017 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing by Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Tayi Tibble, 22, wrote the winning work—In a Fish Tank Filled with Pink Light—as part […]