KIN launches New Poetry Competition

 

Kapiti Independent announces a  major new poetry contest: Poets in Kapiti or Horowhenua can now compete to win a major KIN poetry prize every month.

Editor Alan Tristram and Poetry Correspondent Gill Ward say the prize will be worth $50 in tokens and a best-selling book.

The competition is being run with Coastlands Paper Plus: So the book tokens will be redeemable there — and owners Kay and Rob Clarke say they will also donate a best-selling ‘Book of the Month’ each month.

Contest requirements

  • Poems should be short (no more than 20 lines) and be previously unpublished.
  • Poets from the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua are eligible.
  • The winning poems — and some of the runners-up from time to time —  will be published in KIN.
  • The winner will be selected each month by our in-house literary panel of three.
  • Send your poems by email to: ‘The Kapiti Independent Editor at ‘kiwibooks17@gmail.com”.

Poems should be on an attachment. But do not put your name on your poem. This ensures judges do not know whose poem they are judging.

The Editor says: ‘We’re fortunate to have such a galaxy of poets on the Coast.

‘And KIN is committed to bringing the best poetry, and writing in general, to its readers.

‘So the new competition will play a part in helping Kapiti literature to flourish.’

An added bonus

And the Kapiti Independent, Alan says, is fortunate to have on its staff a woman who deserves the title ‘Poet Laureate of the Coast — Gill Ward.

He adds: ‘Gill is the founder of ‘Poets to the People,’  a unique Kapiti Coast institution which has done a huge amount to foster poetry in the region.

For more poetry news, keep reading the Kapiti Independent.

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