Concerned about housing? Submit a poem to Landing Press

We want poems from people who maybe have never written before but have a small story to tell about housing.

Concerned about housing? Submit a poem to Landing Press

Landing Press, Community Housing Aotearoa, Emerge Aotearoa and others are sharing the call to contribute to a poetry project. 

The poems will be published by Landing Press later this year and will include all aspects of housing – ownership, renting, homelessness, memories of houses, houses lived-in in other countries, political, funny nostalgic, painful.

Landing Press’s goal is to bring together experienced and first-time writers in one book. 

Here is the call for submissions from Landing Press:

Submission guidelines

For those interested in taking up the challenge, submissions of up to three poems (each a maximum of 40 lines) should be emailed to Landing Press by 18 June 2021 for experienced writers, and 31 July 2021 for those needing help to get started. Each poem should be on a separate page along with name and contact details (email address, postal address and phone number).

Poems and requests for help should be emailed to landingpresshousing21@gmail.com.

Why poems?

Poems can be very simple. They can tell a small story, offer an insight or a new perspective, shift people’s heads, and they can bring together experienced writers and first-time writers in one book.

Who is Landing Press?

Landing Press is a small Wellington not-for-profit publisher. We publish poetry that many people can enjoy, and we want to give a voice to people who are not often heard.”

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“In this new project we want to work with community housing providers and many others across the housing sector.

What do we want for this collection of poems about housing?

We want poems about every aspect of housing – owning, renting, having no house, memories of houses, houses lived in in other countries, political, funny, nostalgic, painful. We don’t just want poems by people who have written a lot. We want poems from people who maybe have never written before but have a small story to tell about housing.

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