Each April SIWA holds its AGM. This year it’s scheduled for the 12th April. If you’re a SIWA member don’t forget to turn up. It’s an interesting time: the new committee is elected, the competition schedule for the coming 12 months is made available, and reflections on the past year are shared.
This time important and exciting changes to the SIWA meetings will be announced. So come along, find out what’s in store and join in the discussions about this.
The latest issue of Sponge is out. Check it out here – https://sponge.nz/current.
Three SIWA members – Gail Ingram, Celine Gibson and Karen Zelas – have pieces in it.
Apologies the competition had to be cancelled… Watch this space for more news from SIWA
SIWA has just opened up out 2018 national competition which will be judged by Nod Ghosh and Michelle Elvy.
Here is an opportunity to polish up those short stories and flashes sitting in the bottom drawer, or astound us with something fresh, bold and original!
- The winner and runner-up of the Short Story will receive a $250 and $100 prize, respectively
- The winner and runner-up of the Flash Fiction will receive a $150 and $75 prize, respectively\
A short list will be published on the SIWA website prior to the announcement of the winners on 15 May 2018.
SIWA members Gail Ingram and Jenna Heller have poems in Pantograph Punch‘s Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Mixtape (both published in Sponge).
Check it out here:
The latest issue of Takahe is out now, with stories from SIWA members Gail Ingram and Shirley Eng (and many more fantastic New Zealand authors).
Make sure you check it out:
SIWA member, Helen Hogan, is featured in The Spinoff today!
Helen wrote an essay about her experience publishing young New Zealand poets from 1971 to 1980.
You can read the rest of her fantastic essay here:
The second issue of Sponge has just been released, edited by our talented member, Lucy-Jane Walsh.
Check it out here: http://sponge.nz/current
Local science fiction journal Sponge closes for submissions today. Make sure to get yours in!
Our lovely SIWA patron, Karen Zelas, has a verse biography coming out. Don’t miss it!
It’s an amazing poetry-biography on the trials of Minnie Dean, NZ’s most infamous woman.
The next issue of Metropol is out! Flick through to see the article on our talented writer, Rachel Smith reading at NFFD in Christchurch.
The article also written by the terrific, Celine Gibson, with a mention of Gail Ingram too, for her 2nd in the micro competition. Go South Island Writers!