International Poetry Prize 2014
Judged by Sue Wootton
Sue Wootton’s publications include three collections of poetry (Hourglass, Magnetic South and By Birdlight), a children’s book, Cloudcatcher, and, most recently, the short story collection The Happiest Music on Earth (Rosa Mira Books 2013, rosamirabooks.com.) A handset portfolio of new and selected poems, Out of Shape, is forthcoming from Canberra-based Ampersand Duck Press ampersandduck.com Further information about Sue is available at suewootton.com
Information for Entrants
The competition opens 1st October 2013. Entries will be judged blind. First prize, $500, Second prize $250, plus 5 Highly-commended for which there are no monetary prizes. The first- and second-placed poems will be published in the May 2014 issue of Landfall, and all winning and highly-commended entries will be published on the Caselberg Trust web-site (copyright remaining with the authors).
Poems must be the original work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere. Poems must be no more than 40 lines in length.
Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and any style or subject will be considered. The poet’s name must not appear on the manuscript.
Entries may be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com typed double-spaced in the body of the e-mail rather than as attachments. Up to three entries may be sent in one e-mail.
Alternatively, entries may be submitted by post (typed, double-spaced, on one side of the page) to
Caselberg Poetry Prize
PO Box 71, Portobello
Dunedin 9048, NZ.
Entry fee: $15 for up to three poems from any one entrant. Payment may be made to any branch of the ANZ Bank or by online direct credit, to the Caselberg Trust, a/c no. 06-0901-0353698-00, giving your name as the payer reference; or by cheque made out to ‘Caselberg Trust’.
Along with your entries, whether by e-mail or as hard copy, please provide your name and postal address and phone number, and your e-mail address (for receipt of your entry fee when this is received). If you have no e-mail address, and you want a receipt, please send a stamped addressed envelope.
No entries received after 31st December 2013 will be considered.
Winners only will be notified of their success. A copy of the Judge’s report can be sent to you in due course if you indicate that you want one.
As always, the Judge’s decisions will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.