NEW VOICES - Emerging Poets Competition

6 Jun 2019 to 2 Aug 2019
The Divine Muses invites entries for NEW VOICES – Emerging poets competition 2019
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NEW VOICES – Emerging poets competition 2019 

The competition is open only to writers considered ‘emerging’ i.e. have not published one or more books (fiction, poetry, nonfiction) with a New Zealand or overseas publisher, and is a current or former undergraduate (BA, Hons, BSc, BComm etc) or Masters student attending The University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Manukau Institute of Technology and Massey University (Albany Campus, Auckland only) or student or graduate of Blue Haven Writers Workshops.

To view the complete entry details go to  to download the entry form.

We are delighted to announce Elizabeth Welsh, the winner of 2012 NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Competition, as this year’s Judge. Elizabeth’s debut poetry collection, Over There a Mountain, was published by Makora Press in 2018.

First Prize: $200 in Unity Book’s book tokens 
Second Prize: $100 in Unity Book’s book tokens 

CLOSING DATE for entries : 2 AUGUST 2019 


Results to be announced at Divine Muses Poetry Reading and the announcement of the winners will be held on National Poetry Day, 23 August 2019 at the Central Library, Auckland CBD.

Further details will be available on the website soon.




Written by

Jane Sanders Art Agent

10 Jun 2019