Sunday 20 March 2016

The Poetry NZ Poetry Prize

I mentioned in the editorial for PNZ Yearbook 2, that we (Massey University Press, the journal's new publisher, and the Massey School for English and Media Studies, its present institutional home) were hoping to establish a new poetry prize.

After a certain amount of discussion and debate, we've come up with the following plan:
$500 first prize
$300 second prize
$200 third prize
There is no entry fee, nor do we stipulate any length, theme, or style for the poems under consideration.

Every submission accepted for the next Poetry NZ Yearbook - between May 1st and July 31st of each year - will be eligible for the prize, which will be judged by the editor of that particular issue: in this case, myself.

The judge's decision is final, and no correspondence about the competition will be entered into.

If you do want to submit work to the journal but do not want to be considered for the prize, please let us know when you send in your work. Otherwise everyone with a poem or poems in next year's issue is eligible for one of these three prizes.

The winner will be announced, and the prizes awarded, at the booklaunch for the new yearbook in early 2017. For further details, please continue to consult this blog.