Friday, June 07, 2019

The Divine Muses


The Divine Muses 

invites entries for NEW VOICES – Emerging poets competition 2019 




Results to be announced at Divine Muses Poetry Reading on National Poetry Day, 23 August 2019. 


Judge - Poet & Editor, Elizabeth Welsh 


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


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.


Either opt to print the entry form and then choose save as a PDF or export as a PDF. When you open the PDF click on edit and then in the header section select “T add Text” and fill in the form, save and email your entry as per instructions provided.


This year’s Divine Muses Reading and the announcement of the winners will be held at the Central Library, Auckland CBD.


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.



For further details contact either  


Siobhan Harvey – Organiser -


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