Entries are now open for the 2018 Takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize. This year’s judge is outgoing poetry editor and current Randell Cottage Writer in Residence, poet, novelist, and short story writer, James Norcliffe. As begins his glittering poem, trapeze:
the thrill is in the possibility...
All poems entered are considered for publication, and for the winner we have a $250 prize and publication in takahē 94, our December print issue.
But the chance will be gone in a sequined flash (entries close Friday 31st August 2018).
Check the Competitions page for the entry form, details, and to read James’s biography. You might also like to read last year’s judges report, or send a query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our short story competition is over… but if you missed the deadline we would welcome your work as a submission for our April print issue. We are currently making our selection and will continue the process until the middle of January. So you’ve several weeks to get that story perfect. We look forward to reading it.
Thanks to everyone who has recently sent stories to us. It was great to have such a good response to our call for submissions. Rachel and I have enjoyed reading them. But now we are in the process of deciding which ones to take for December, so anything that arrives after today (Thursday 14th Sep) will be considered for April 2018.
But not to worry if you’re about to complete a story which you were hoping to submit. Our short fiction competition is open! So do consider sending in an entry or, better still, entries for that. Someone has to win the competition, why not you?
At the end of this week, Rachel and I will be starting the process of selecting stories for our next print issue. Writers, you have a few days to polish that piece you’ve been working on. Once it’s as good as it can be. let us have it! Remember stories should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. We look forward to reading your work.
Calling all writers, it’s time to start thinking about those winning words you know you can put together. Our 2017 short story competition has just opened and you have until November 30th to create and polish you entries, which for the first time we are accepting by email. If you don’t enter you won’t win. Simple really. So get writing and do look at our competition page for more information and to download the entry form. Good luck.