Welcome to Our December Newsletter   We found over four dozen high-quality poetry and prose contests that are free to enter with deadlines between December 15-January 31. In this issue: Please enjoy “The God Abandons Antony” by Constantine Cavafy, illustrated by Julian Peters. Open at Winning Writers WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST – NO FEE Free to enter, […]

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 […]

The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2017 Winner Announced International Writers’ Workshop (IWW) is delighted to announce that Janet Newman is the 2017 winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems for her sequence, Tender. The $1000 prize was judged by respected Auckland poet Robert Sullivan. Tender is a […]

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 […]

The winners of the third annual Heritage Week Book Awards and Writing Competition, run by the NZ Society of Authors’ Canterbury Branch in association with Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Week, have been announced. At a packed ceremony held at the Malthouse Theatre, shortlisted entrants were invited to speak before the winners were announced. Now increasingly […]

TORONTO – Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Romanian poet, essayist, and political figure Ana Blandiana will be honoured with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s Lifetime Recognition Award at the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings on June 6, 2018. Ana will be attending the events in Toronto, and will read at the Griffin Poetry Prize […]