The Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize for 2015
Judged by Michael Harlow
Michael Harlow, who lives and works in Alexandra, Central Otago, has published eight collections of poetry, most recently Sweeping the Courtyard, his Selected Poems (Cold Hub Press, 2014). He was awarded the Lauris Edmond Memorial Prize for his distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry earlier this year. In September he will represent New Zealand at the Festival Mondial de Poésie in Rumania, and later participate in the launch of a World Poetry Anthology.
Information for Entrants
The competition opens 1st September 2014 and closes on 31st October 2014. Entries are judged blind. First Prize is $500 (plus, by negotiation, a one-week stay at the Caselberg house at Broad Bay, Dunedin). Second Prize is $250; and there are up to 5 Highly-Commended awards (no monetary prizes).
The first- and second-placed poems will be published in the May 2015 issue of Landfall, and all winning and highly-commended entries will appear 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Poems must be the original work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere.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 typescript.
Entries may be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org preferably typed double-spaced in the body of the e-mail rather than as attachments. Up to four 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: $20 for up to four poems from any one entrant. Payment may be made to any branch of the ANZ National Bank to the credit of 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’, or in cash.
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 October 2014 will be considered.