Call for submissions – Ngā Kupu Waikato: An anthology of Waikato poetry.



                         Ngā Kupu Waikato: An anthology of Waikato poetry.


Submission closing date is 31 August, 2018.


Open to anyone who has lived in the Waikato region for at least one year.


No more than five poems, please. Preferably NOT previously published, although this is not hard and fast. However, if previously published, do note where & when, please.

Can be on any kaupapa and in any style – just as long as they are not too long, eh! However, poems pertaining to some aspect of the Waikato rohe or region, will be looked at most favourably.

Ki te reo Māori rāua ko te reo Ingarihi hoki – In the Māori language and the English language also.


Please submit to

As attachments in ONE WORD DOCUMENT. Please also include a one-sentence outline of your ties to Waikato – past or present.

Poems will initially be longlisted, and then a panel of Waikato-based poets will select the poems to be included in this anthology.

Tēnā koe.

Vaughan Rapatahana



THANK YOU to Hamilton City CNZ Creative Communities Scheme for the generous funding available.


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