June 5 - 2024



Two poems appear in 'being: The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International

Poetry Prize Anthology', edited by Jen Webb.


The anthology showcases the winning and longlisted poems for The University of Canberra

Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize (AUD $15,000).


'William Carlos Williams argued that a poem is ‘a field of action’: a place where something happens,

a place where there is intense engagement with the contemporary world. The poems in this Prize anthology

bear this out, in finding the most contemporary language and structures in which to deal with the age-old

concerns of love and of death: the very stuff of being. These poems test the air; shift perspective; challenge

traditions; celebrate – with equal enthusiasm – the past and the future, the built and the natural worlds.'

— Jen Webb, University of Canberra 


May 25 - 2024



'My Mother's Skin' appears in Landfall 247, edited by Lynley Edmeades.


Landfall 247 features new poetry by: Zephyr Zhang, Nicholas Wright, Kirby Wright,

Kit Willett, Rose Whitau, Chris Tse, Ariana Tikao, Nicola Thorstensen, Harry Ricketts,

Vaughan Rapatahana, Claire Orchard, Mikaela Nyman, Emma Neale, Federico Monsalve,

Harvey Molloy, Zoë Meager, Wes Lee, Fiona Kidman, Greg Judkins, Chris Holdaway,

Michael Hall, Craig Foltz, Michelle Elvy, David Eggleton. Mark Edgecombe, Brett Cross,

Medb Charleton, Chris Cantillon, Nathaniel Calhoun, Cindy Botha, Rebecca Ball,

Nick Ascroft, Nicola Andrews.


'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.' 

— Otago University Press


Landfall 247 is available in independent bookshops and direct from Otago University Press.


May 5 - 2024



Accepted for publication in the Heroines Global Poetry Anthology, Volume 5,

in New South Wales.


The shortlisted writers to appear in the anthology are: Kell Woods, Jennifer Harrison,

Kathryn Reese, Heather Blakey, Melanie Ehler Collopy, Alisha Brown, Suzi Mezei,

Nicole Rain Sellers, Rebekah Sachno, Kimi Sugioka, Niamh Hollis-Locke, Wes Lee,

Natalie Thomas, Andrea Ciocoi, Melissa Coffey, Michelle Richards, Frances Olivia,

Vicky Morris, Eleanore Arnold-Moore, Apeksha Harsh, Claire Hampson, Aoife Mannix,

Elena Traina, Bruna Gushurst-Moore, Lemma Dore, Denise O'Hagan, Tatiana

Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Rebecca Douglas, Samantha Bews, Felicia McCarthy, Brittany Riley,

Judith Rawnsley, Sarah Drury, Elia Elton, Rosie Copeland, Menna Siwan Williams,

Jaya Penelope, Indrani Perera, Jay Wilson, JV Birch, Lakshmi Kanchi.


The anthology will be published by Neo Perennial Press later this year.


April 20 - 2024



Awarded the Free Verse Prize, by The Poetry Society in London. The £500 prize was judged

this year by Chrissy Williams.


The prize was announced last night at the Free Verse Poetry Book and Magazine Fair in London.


'The Poetry Society’s Free Verse Poetry Book and Magazine Fair celebrates the vitality of poetry

in the UK – an unrivalled opportunity to browse the very best in contemporary poetry publishing

and to meet publishers, organisations and poets. With over 70 independent poetry publishers 

in attendance, Free Verse offers the best chance to find innovative, new, and up-and-coming

poetry all in one place.' — The Poetry Society


Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and comic book writer based in the UK. Her poetry has been featured

on BBC radio and television, and her full collections are Bear (Bloodaxe, 2017) and Low (Bloodaxe, 2021). 


"'Possession' felt to me the most arresting, the most urgent, the most relentless. Its disruptiveness

keeps calling me back, and it casts a well-controlled uneasiness, with all its violence and threat,

its "grinning and appeasing", and its derailing of conventional narrative experience."

— Chrissy Williams


Possession is published by The Poetry Society online and will be featured in the Summer 2024

edition of Poetry News as well as in the Free Verse programme issued to all attendees of the Fair. 

Possession can be read here.


April 20 - 2024



Two poems appear in NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Issue 25 (The Spring Issue),

edited by Philip Rowland, and launched in Tokyo.


April 20 - 2024



Longlisted for The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2024.


The winning poems will be announced in May and published in The London Magazine


March 23 - 2024


Accepted for publication in Landfall 247.


'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.' 

— Otago University Press


Landfall 247 will launch in May.


March 20 - 2024



Four poems appear in the Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook 2024: Revelations. To be launched

at Poppies Bookshop in Hamilton on March 20.


'Edited by Tracey Slaughter, the Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook is an international print journal

based in New Zealand and published by Massey University Press.'


February 14 - 2024


Two poems longlisted for Mslexia's Women's Poetry Competition 2023. The longlist was selected

by the judge Fiona Benson.


The 2,000 pound prize is offered by Mslexia Magazine in the UK.


Winners will be announced early March.


February 12 - 2024



Selected as a finalist for Southword Editions Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition

2023. One of Ireland's most prestigious prizes for a poetry chapbook, offered by The Munster

Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland.


The finalists were selected from over 360 manuscript submissions from across the world.


The Munster Literature Centre established the Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition in 2005.

The two winning chapbooks will be published by Southword Editions and launched

at the Cork International Poetry Festival.


January 25 - 2024


Placed in the Dunedin Unesco City of Literature Robert Burns Competition 2023.


'The Dunedin Unesco City of Literature Robert Burns Competition 2023 is a collaboration between

the Dunedin Public Libraries and The Dunedin Burns Club. Entries are judged by associates

of the Robert Burns Fellowship and the winners are announced and presented with prizes in Dunedin

on 25 January, 2024.' 


The winning poems are published in the Otago Daily Times.


December 22 - 2023


Accepted for publication in the Australian Poetry Journal 13.1 'place', 'non place'. Guest edited

by Sara M. Saleh and Autumn Royal.


'APJ 13.1 seeks poetry that challenges, documents, inhabits and observes the physical, digital,

and liminal locations we occupy and pass through. Places or non-places we have dreamt of,

navigated, or imagined. How did these places or non-places come to be as they are and how did

you become to be in relation to them?

Non-place as zones, according to Marc Augé, when describing generic, anonymous spaces of

transience—stairwells, public bathrooms, airports, and hospital rooms.

We will be reading your work in places that are both personal, public, and in between—

how is your poetry anchored in this, how does it unsettle further?'


APJ 13.1 will be published in the New Year.


December 1 - 2023


Shortlisted for The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, in the UK.


'The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates excellence

in Poetry and Short Fiction. Hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine.'


The shortlisted and winning pieces appear in The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2024, an

international showcase of new poetry and short fiction.


'The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award champions exceptional literary talent from across the globe.

The short fiction and poetry included in this anthology takes the temperature of society as we know it today

and demonstrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit.' 


The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Annual 2024 is available for pre-order direct from Aesthetica,

or throughout independant bookstores in the UK.


November 27 - 2023


Shortlisted for The Kathleen Grattan Award 2023 by the judge Anne Kennedy


The Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award ($10,000) is offered by Otago University Press and is New Zealand's

foremost award for an original book-length collection of poems by a New Zealand or South Pacific

permanent resident or citizen. 


The collections shortlisted by Anne Kennedy for the 2023 Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award were: 

Song of the Vowels by Brian Flaherty; A Year of Seasons by Saradha Koirala; Wearing Today by Wes Lee;

and Blue Hour by Jo McNeice.


The winner is Jo McNeice for Blue Hour.


The biennial award attracted 88 manuscripts this year.


November 27 - 2023


Landfall 246 announces the winner and shortlisted entries in the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award 2023.


The judges report appears in Landfall 246.


'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.' — Otago University Press


Landfall 246 is available in independent bookshops and direct from Otago University Press.


November 26 - 2023


'Two Poems' appear in Meniscus Volume 11: Issue 2 at the University of Canberra, edited

by Jen Webb and Ginna Brock.


‘Meniscus is an online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP).

Its aim is to provide a showcase for the best in contemporary international writing.’


November 25 - 2023


'i. core', appears in fourW thirty-four, the annual anthology of new writing, edited by David Gilbey

and launched at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on November 25th, and in Sydney on December 2nd

at the Academy of Interactive Technology.


FourW is published by the Booranga Writers Centre at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales,



November 22 - 2023

'amphitheatre' appears in 'a liminal gatheringpublished by Elixir & Star Press and edited by

Iona Winter. The launch will take place on November 22 at the University Book Shop, Dunedin,

and The Women's Bookshop, in Auckland, on November 24.


October 27 - 2023


Two poems appear in NOON: Journal of the Short Poem, Issue 24, edited by Philip Rowland,

and launched in Tokyo.


October 21 - 2023


Two poems longlisted for the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize

 by the judges, Mani Rao and Tony Barnstone.


‘The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize (AUD $15,000) has been offered

annually since 2014.'


The winners will be announced in November.


August 29 - 2023


Before the Glittering Sea of California appears online, published by Banshee Press in Ireland.

The poem originally appeared in the print issue of the journal: issue #8: spring summer 2019.


Banshee is an Irish literary journal published biannually. Edited by Laura Cassidy, Claire Hennessy,

and Eimear Ryan, it features short stories, flash fiction, poetry, personal essays and interviews.


August 25 - 2023

Commended in the POETS ON THE WRITERS WALK competition for Phantom Billstickers

National Poetry Day 2023.


POETS ON THE WRITERS WALK celebrates the poets and poems featured in, and inspired by, Wellington

Writers Walk. 


Hosted by Tracy Farr, the salon will take place on August 25 at the City Gallery Wellington.


August 17 - 2023


'Botanical' appears in Fast Fibres Poetry 10, launched as part of Phantom Billstickers National

Poetry Day at ONEONESIX Bank Street Whangarei on Thursday 17 August at 5pm.


Fast Fibres Poetry Collective's tenth collection is edited by Piet Nieuwland & Olivia Macassey.


July 24 - 2023

Shortlisted for the Poetry London Pamphlet Prize, judged by Jay Bernard.


30 pamphlets have been shortlisted for the inugural prize selected from a pool of several hundred

pamphlet entries worldwide.


The winning pamphlet will be published by Poetry London's new imprint Poetry London Editions.

The winner will invited to launch their pamphlet at Poetry London's Autumn 2023 Readings

at the Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival.


Jay Bernard, FRSL, is a British writer, artist, film programmer, and activist from London.

Bernard’s Surge, published by Chatto & Windus, won the Ted Hughes Award (2017) and

The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award (2020), and was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize

(2019), Costa Poetry Award (2019), Dylan Thomas Prize (2020), and the RSL Ondaatje Prize (2020).


'Its eclectic international editorial vision makes Poetry London one of the very best, essential poetry

magazines in English.' — Steve Berg, Editor, American Poetry Review


The winner will be announced at the end of August.


July 12 - 2023


Two poems appear in Westerly 68.1, edited by Catherine Noske and Lucy Dougan at the Westerly Centre

University of Western Australia, and launched by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth.


'This issue of Westerly includes a range of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and essays,

in addition to the 2023 Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture. Contributors to Westerly 68.1 include

Charmaine Papertalk Green, Ouyang Yu, John Kinsella, Jumaana Abdu, Stephen Muecke, Andrew

Sutherland, Brenda Saunders, DeWitt Henry, Michael Farrell, Wes Lee, Alan Fyfe, Gemma Nethercote Way,

Luisa Mitchell, Bryant Apolonio, Kate North, Ellen Shelley, Sampurna Chattarji, Jo Langdon,

Luoyang Chen, Julie Watts, Tiffany Ko, Christopher Konrad, Cass Lynch, Rachel Robertson,

Helena Kadmos, Jo Pollitt, Coral Carter, Suzanne Hermanoczki, Petra White, Kathryn Hummel,

Madeleine Dale and many others.'


Westerly 68.1 is available to purchase in independant bookstores across Australia and on

the Westerly website.


July 2 - 2023


'Daybreak' appears in Abridged 0-94 Severin, edited by Gregory McCartney and Susanna Galbraith,

in Northern Ireland.


'Abridged aims to publish and exhibit contemporary/ experimental poetry plus contemporary art.

We encourage poets/artists to investigate the articulation of ‘Abridged’ themes. These themes focus

on contemporary concerns in a rapidly changing society. We are offering an alternative and complete integration

of poetry, art and design. We experiment continually. We also stray into the exhibition format producing

contemporary, innovative and challenging work accompanied by a free publication.'


June 19 - 2023


Accepted for publication in Westerly 68.1, at the Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia.


'Publishing since 1956, Westerly has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its

contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It publishes creative writing

and scholarship from throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly

Western Australia, and the Asian region. Westerly has a strong international reputation, and is listed

in some of the world’s major cultural indexes.' 


Westerly 68.1 will be launched by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth from 6pm on Thursday the 13th of July at

Bar Orient in Fremantle, WA. 


May 31 - 2023


Accepted for publication in Abridged 0-94 'Severin', edited by 

Gregory McCartney and Susanna Galbraith, in Northern Ireland.


'Abridged aims to publish and exhibit contemporary/ experimental

poetry plus contemporary art. We encourage poets/artists to investigate

the articulation of ‘Abridged’ themes. These themes focus on contemporary 

concerns in a rapidly changing society. We are offering an alternative

and complete integration of poetry, art and design. We experiment continually.

We also stray into the exhibition format producing contemporary, innovative

and challenging work accompanied by a free publication.'


Abridged 0-94 'Severin' will launch in Belfast in June.


April 6 - 2023


Shortlisted for The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2023


Five manuscripts have been selected for the shortlist by Tina

Shaw and Cassie Hart.

The shortlisted writers are: Susan Elliffe, Melanie Kwang, Wes Lee,

Lee Murray, and Kathryn van Beek.


The shortlist judges commented: ‘The applicants for this year's NZSA

Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize showed a huge range of inspiring and

talented use of genres and styles. This made the selection of a shortlist

both exciting and challenging as Cassie Hunt and I read manuscripts

that ran the gamut of literary forms. We're pleased to be able to offer

a shortlist of five dynamic manuscripts that fulfil Laura's brief

of being 'unique and original.


The winner will be announced May/June.


March 9 - 2023


'A Naked Wish' appears in the Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook 2023 edited

by Tracey Slaughter, and launched by Massey University

Press at Poppies Bookshop, Hamilton. 

Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook 2023 can be purchased from independent

bookstores around New Zealand, or direct from Massey University Press.


January 28 - 2023

'Whitby' appears in the The AUB International Poetry Prize 2022 

anthology published by the Arts University Bournemouth in the UK,

and edited by Elizabeth Woodgate.