2.12.13

 

The Troubadour Poetry Prize

 

Outside the window the wild world still calls has been chosen as a finalist in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2013 in London by the judges George Szirtes and Deryn Rees-Jones.

 

The annual Troubadour Poetry Prize is administered by Coffee-House Poetry, and this year received over 3,300 entries from around the world.

 

The prize-giving ceremony took place at The Troubadour in London, where the winning poets read alongside George Szirtes and Deryn Rees-Jones.

 

 

5.11.13

 

Aesthetica Magazine

 

Wake Moon has been chosen as a finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Prize 2013.

 

Aesthetica is one of the UK’s foremost arts and culture magazines. Founded in 2002 by Cherie Frederico and Dale Donley, Aesthetica Magazine covers literature, visual arts, music, film and theatre.

 

The finalists will appear in Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Writing Annual to be launched in December.

 

 

16.10.13

 

Grist Publishing

 

Wes has won the Grist Chapbook Prize in the UK with her short fiction collection Cowboy Genes.

 

The prize is offered by Grist Publishing at The University of Huddersfield. Three winning chapbooks were selected for publication by the editorial team chaired by Michael Stewart (King Crow, 2011).

 

The books will be launched at The Huddersfield Literature Festival in March 2014.

 

 

1.10.13

 

Sleepers Publishing

 

Montauk has been accepted for publication in The Sleepers Almanac No.9, edited by Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn.

 

‘Sleepers Publishing has been releasing its annual collection of short fiction since 2005, and has long been considered one of the best anthologies of new writing in Australia.’

 

The Almanac will be published by Sleepers Publishing in the New Year.

 

 

13.9.13

 

The Bridport Prize

 

Wes has two poems shortlisted for The Bridport Poetry Prize, judged by Wendy Cope in the UK.

 

The Bridport Prize was founded by Bridport Arts Centre in 1973. The Bridport Poetry Prize has a first prize of 5000 pounds and is one of the major UK prizes for an individual poem.

 

The Bridport Poetry Prize received over 7,700 poetry entries this year.

 

 

26.8.13

 

Hildegard of Bingen Poetry Anthology

 

Wes has been selected to appear in a new anthology of poems dedicated to the 12th century Benedictine abbess, mystic and philosopher, Hildegard of Bingen.

 

The anthology will be edited by poet and organiser of The Poetry on the Lake Festival, Gabriel Griffin.

 

The anthology will be published in Italy.

 

 

22.7.13

 

Verandah Literary Journal

 

Sea Edge has been accepted for publication in Verandah 28, the literary journal from Deakin University in Melbourne.

 

Verandah 28 will be launched as part of the Melbourne Writers and Readers Festival on August 31 at The Cube in Melbourne.

 

 

17.7.13

 

New Zealand Poetry Society

 

Fortune has been commended by Vincent O’Sullivan in The New Zealand Poetry Society’s Annual Poetry Competition.

 

This year’s competition attracted over 700 entries in the Open Category.

 

Fortune will be published in the forthcoming anthology of winning and commended entries selected by Vincent O’ Sullivan, along with a number of poems selected by this year’s editor, Owen Bullock.

 

The anthology will launch in November.

 

 

2.7.13

 

4th Floor

 

Forest and Egress have been accepted for publication in the 20th Anniversary Edition of 4th Floor, the online journal from the Whitireia New Zealand Writing Programme.

 

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary Edition, the journal has an open submission call for poets and writers from around New Zealand and internationally.

 

The 20th Anniversary Edition will be published in November, edited by poet and playwright Hinemoana Baker.

 

 

28.6.13

 

Poet’s Corner

 

Swirl appears on the Poets’ Corner in Perth.

 

The Poets Corner Showcase makes use of a digital sign on the corner of Mounts Bay Road and Hackett Drive, Perth.

 

The Poets Corner is run by The Cultural Precinct at The University of Western Australia.

 

 

6.6.13

 

Poetry on the Lake

 

Wes has been highly commended in the Poetry on the Lake 13th International Poetry Prize, selected by the judge Anne-Marie Fyfe.

 

The Poetry on the Lake Festival of readings and workshops takes place each autumn on Isola San Giulio, Italy. The patron of the festival is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy who describes it as ‘perhaps the smallest but possibly the most perfect poetry festival in the world.’

 

The awards ceremony will take place at the festival in October.

 

 

21.5.13

 

JAAM Magazine

 

Baby Bird@ Christmas appears in JAAM 31, edited by Clare Needham and Harvey Malloy.

 

JAAM is a literary journal founded in 1995 and published annually by the Wellington based JAAM Collective.

 

 

24.4.13

 

100 Tanka by 100 Poets of Australia & New Zealand

 

Wes has been accepted for publication in 100 Tanka by 100 Poets of Australia & New Zealand.

 

‘An exciting new anthology to showcase the very best of New Zealand tanka.’

 

This will be modelled after the famous traditional Japanese anthology One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura Hyakunin Isshu).

 

The anthology will be published by Ginninderra Press, Canberra.

 

 

6.4.13

 

Poets’ Corner

 

Bird appears on the Poets Corner in Perth.

 

The Poets Corner Showcase makes use of a digital sign on the corner of Mounts Bay Road and Hackett Drive, Perth.

 

The Poets Corner is run by The Cultural Precinct at The University of Western Australia.

 

 

1.4.13

 

Hue & Cry

 

GPS has been accepted for publication in Hue & Cry, Issue 7, guest edited by Ashleigh Young.

 

Hue & Cry is a Wellington based art and literary journal:

‘Increasingly recognised as a distinctive voice in the New Zealand art and literary scene, the journal exists to promote emergent artists and writers, and to encourage communication within and between the art and literary communities throughout New Zealand.’

 

 

9.3.13

 

Mirehouse Poetry Prize

 

From the North has been highly commended in the Mirehouse Poetry Prize 2013 by the judge Blake Morrison.

 

The Mirehouse Poetry Prize is given to celebrate Mirehouse’s longstanding literary connections with Wordsworth, Southey, Tennyson, Carlyle and Thackeray. It is run by the Words by the Water Literary Festival.

 

Words by the Water is one of the UK’s leading festivals and takes place in the Lake District at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.

 

From the North will be read at a festival event on March 9, where Blake Morrison will introduce the winner and commended poets followed by a reading from his new book of poems on the Pendle witches.

 

The poems will be featured on the Mirehouse Poetry Walk and will appear on the Mirehouse website.

 

 

5.3.13

 

Landfall

 

Karangahape Road Sonnet has been accepted for publication in Landfall 225: My Auckland, edited by David Eggleton.

 

Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and literary journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural commentary.

 

Landfall 225 will launch in May.

 

 

1.3.13

 

The National Poetry Competition

 

Wes has been longlisted for The National Poetry Competition in the UK, judged by Vicki Feaver, W.N. Herbert and Nick Laird.

 

Established in 1978, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry contests. Winners have included Carol Ann Duffy, Tony Harrison, Ruth Padel, Philip Gross, Jo Shapcott, Colette Bryce, Julia Copus, Ian Duhig and James Harpur.

 

This year’s competition attracted over 13,000 entries from around the world.

 

 

19.2.13

 

Magma

 

Wes has been published in Magma 55. Launched at an Awards evening at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London on February 18.

 

Magma is one of the UK’s foremost poetry magazines. Published 3 times a year, each issue is edited by prominent poets.

 

Magma 55 was edited by Tim Kindberg and Karen McCarthy Woolf.

 

 

19.2.13

 

Cygnet Theatre

 

Conch forms part of a production by Cygnet Theatre Company at the Exetreme Imagination Festival in Exeter.

 

Cygnet Theatre Company, in association with Riptide journal presents: Memories of Childhood: Tues 19 – Sat 23 February.

 

‘Memories of Childhood – an exploration of childhood: nostalgic, elegiac, painful, wry and terrifying... Cygnet’s atmospheric production brings Riptide, volume 9 to life through playful physicality, music, dance and imagery. Reveling in tender and bizarre observations and the memories which haunt our adult lives.’

 

 

16.2.13

 

Riptide Anthology

 

Conch appears in Riptide, Issue 9, an anthology of poems on the theme of childhood.

 

Launched on Friday night at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. Contributing poets include: Vicki Feaver, Julia Deakin, Jane Draycott, Robyn Bolam, with a foreword by Julia Copus.

 

The bi-annual anthology is edited by Ginny Bailey and Sally Flint at the University of Exeter.  

 

The editorial board includes Philip Hensher, Luke Kennard and Jane Feaver.

 

 

1.2.13

 

Magma Editors’ Prize

 

Wes has been chosen as one of ten finalists in the Magma Editors’ Prize, and commended by the judges: Julia Bird, Roberta James, Rob A. Mackenzie, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Laurie Smith.

 

The Magma Editors’ Prize celebrates poems under 10 lines and is chosen by a judging panel made up each year of recent Magma editors.

 

Magma is one of the UK’s foremost poetry magazines. Published 3 times a year, each issue is edited by prominent poets.

 

 

17.1.13

 

The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize

 

Wes has 3 poems commended in The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize 2013, chosen by the judge Thomas McCarthy.

 

The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize is one of Ireland’s most prestigious open poetry prizes and attracts thousands of entries from around the world.

 

The prize is administered by the Munster Literature Centre and is named in honour of the late Irish poet, long associated with the Centre.

 

The winner will be invited to read at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival in February.

 

 

8.12.12

 

Aesthetica Annual

 

Tokyo appears in Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Writing Annual 2013.

 

Aesthetica Magazine was founded in 2002 by Cherie Fredrico and Dale Donley.

 

‘Aesthetica engages with the arts both in the UK and internationally, combining dynamic content with compelling critical debate and pushing boundaries while exploring the best in contemporary arts and culture.’