2017 New Voices­: Emerging Poets competition now open

The competition is only open to "emerging" writers – i.e. have not published one or more books (fiction, poetry, nonfiction) with a New Zealand or overseas publisher – who are current or former undergraduates or Masters students attending the University of Auckland, AUT, Manukau Institute of Technology and Massey University. Entries close on 1 August 2017.

Poems will be judged by poet and writer Dr Maris O'Rourke. Results will be announced at the Divine Muses Poetry Reading on National Poetry Day, 25 August 2017.

  • First Prize: $200 in Unity Books book tokens
  • Second Prize: $100 in Unity Books book tokens

The winners are required to be available on the evening of 25 August 2017 to read their poems at the St Paul St Gallery, AUT.