Proudly supported by The Divine Muses Poetry Reading and Penguin Random House New Zealand, the Emerging Poets Competition is now in its 4th year. The competition enables writers who have to achieve that all important first publication to gain success and exposure. Our previous winners, including poet, editor and blogger, Elizabeth Welsh and poet and book reviewer, Elizabeth Morton, have gone on to achieve publication success in NZ literary journals. In 2015, our judge is poet and novelist, Rosetta Allan, a former competition runner up.
About the competition:
Closing Date: 7th August 2015
Results announced at Divine Muses Poetry Reading on National Poetry Day 2015, 28th August 2015
First Prize: $200 worth of Penguin Random House NZ books
Second Prize: $100 worth of Penguin Random House NZ books
Notice of the 2015 Emerging Poets Competition rules and entry form are available here.
About our judge:
Rosetta Allan’s books include the poetry collections, Little Rock (2007) and Over Lunch (2010), and her debut novel Purgatory (Penguin Random House NZ, 2014). Her poetry and essays have appeared in publications and anthologies in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, and in online literary journals, including most recently the essay Dear Mother, songs of the Kamikaze, released in The Griffith Review #48. She is the co-winner of the IWW Kathleen Grattan Best Sequence of Poetry 2010 and Metonomy’s Best Poem 2010, and was runner up in the 2013 Emerging Poets Competition. Rosetta is available for interviews
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