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Australian Poets Festival – Wordstorm NT – THE BIG READ

Eleven poets, five minutes each. Experience the latest in Australian poetry, and some classics from the Northern Territory archive. Each poet will read a favourite poem from the works of NT poets of the past, and will follow that up with a poem or two of their own.... read more

call it song, this unison,

                 it is without end

                Sarah Holland-Batt

Wordstorm – Darwin – Workshop All Cut Up

Collage Poetry Workshop with the poetry editor from Overland Toby Fitch. The word collage comes from the French verb coller and refers literally to “pasting, sticking, or gluing”, as in the application of wallpaper. In French, collage is also slang for an affair, a...
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Wordstorm – Darwin – Opening night – A Letter to my Family

 An open mic night for writers of all kind, with MC + DJ James Mangohig, and featuring South Africa singer/storyteller Valanga Khosa, Beth Yahp and other special guests. Pull at heartstrings or make us laugh with a poem, short piece of prose, or even a rant about that...
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Wordstorm – Darwin – author talk Tony Birch

Victorian author Tony Birch is one of Australia’s leading voices in fiction, known for the poetry, short story and novel form. His latest book Ghost River comes hot on the heels of The Promise, his second collection of short stories. His 2012 novel Blood was...
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Metatron – Montreal

Metatron is an independent publisher specialized in contemporary literature and titles by new or rising authors. They publish literary books and booklets, and operate out of Montreal, Canada. To submit a piece for their blog: Please email a short selection of writing...
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The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the Long Poem Prize. Two awards of $1,000 CAD each are given. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have also won or been...
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Fire Island Artist Residency

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer program for 2017, open in January...
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Poets are invited to submit poems for the World Book of Poetry

Poets are invited to submit poems for the World Book of Poetry.  This is a unique opportunity for poets to find a world-wide audience for their work. The book seeks to preserve the best poems from the world’s greatest living poets. Poets should send only what they...
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Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016

Judged by Jane Yeh & Glyn Maxwell. Prizes 1st £5,000 – 2nd £1,000 – 3rd £500. First prize sponsored by Cegin Productions. Plus 20 prizes of £25 each. Plus an autumn 2016 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket. Plus a prize-winners’ coffee-house...
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Central Coast Writers Contest 2016

Deadline: 15 July 2016.   The theme of the 2016 Central Coast Writers Contest is THE FINAL WORD.  All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted.  Categories include Short Fiction, 1,000 to 1,200 words; Poetry, up to 40 lines; Flash Fiction, up to 500...
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lowercase poetry @ Analogue Academy

lowercase poetry is Geelong’s Poetry Slams/Short Story/Prose sharing nights held monthly. Theme: ‘The first time I ever’ Drinks from 5, words from 7. Open to all poets and writers. Send in your work to the lowercase team by May 9th to be considered...
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Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing

Monash University in collaboration with the Emerging Writers’ Festival is proud to present the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious prize for emerging literary voices. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is a significant literary award for new... read more

becoming rai

             racing through sky

flying toward us
           from far away

Verse 2, Bulu Line, George Dyungayan’s Bulu Line – A West Kimberley Song Cycle   

Ed. & Trans. Stuart Cooke