Signals: A Literary Journal 2017

Author(s): Michael King Writers' Centre

Anthologies & Essays

The Michael King Writers’ Centre launched the sixth issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 9 December at the National Library in Parnell.

The journal features the work of senior secondary students who took part in this year’s Young Writers Programme, as well as its alumni. Over 190 pieces were submitted to the editors.

Winners of the $150 Chris Cole Catley Prizes

  • Maria Ji of Auckland University

  • and Rachel Meadows of Auckland University of Technology.

Poetry Finalists:  Judged by Gregory Kan

  • First - 'T & C' by Maria Ji

  • Second - 'We Are Working on Standing Still' by Sophie van Waardenberg

  • Highly Commended - 'Paradox' by Pritha Marks

Prose Finalists: Judged by Whiti Hereaka

  • First - 'Tumour' by Rachel Meadows   

  • Second - 'When the Wolves Come Out' by Joanna Li 

  • Highly Commended - 'Roses for the Grave' by Gina Holden and 'Birdgod' by Rachel Meadows


Leading writers contributed to workshops and master classes in collaboration with tutors Ros Ali and Jo Emeney. Guests included Ali Ikram, Toby Morris, Chris Price, Gregory Kan, Whiti Hereaka and Fiona Sussman, Matt Harris and Tina Makareti.

This year we are very grateful to have received the support of Penguin Random House.


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  • : January 2019
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