About.

“Writing saves my life. I write every day. It gives shape to my dreams and responses, it is a voice that is and isn’t me. Now you see me. Now you don't. Like the Cheshire Cat.” 

Gail Ingram writes and lives on the tussock-clad Heathcote hills of Christchurch, Aotearoa / New Zealand. She is the author of Contents Under Pressure (Pukeko Publications 2019), a novella in poetry, and the editor of two anthologies,
The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation (2018) and After the Cyclone (2017), both published by the New Zealand Poetry Society. She holds a First Class Masters of Creative Writing from Massey University, and graduated cum laude from Hagley Writers Institute in 2006. 

Her poetry and fiction is widely published in New Zealand and internationally. She is an experienced editor and teacher of writing.

Awards

  • 2019 Winner Caselberg International Poetry Competition

  • 2019 Winner NZPS Instagram Summer Poetry Competition

  • 2018 Shortlist NZSA Heritage Poetry Award

  • 2018 Shortlist Given Words Poetry Competition

  • 2018 Highly Commended, NZPS International Poetry Competition

  • 2018 Third Prize, Poets Meet Politics International Poetry Competition

  • 2018 Highly Recommended, Poets In The Waiting Room Competition

  • 2017 Runner Up, National Flash Fiction Day Micro Madness Competition

  • 2016 Winner Open Section, New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry 

  • 2016 Special Mention Hagley Writers Institute National Poetry Day Competition

  • 2016 Commended National Flash Fiction Day Competition (NZ)

  • 2016 Winner150th Fairlie Anniversary Poetry Competition

  • 2016 Finalist International Best Short Fictions 2016

  • 2015 Nominated for PUSHCART PRIZE in short fiction

  • 2015 Shortlist International Fish Short Story Award

  • 2015 Runner-up takahe International Poetry Competition

  • 2015 Commended NZPS International Poetry Competition

  • 2014 Commended NZPS International Poetry Competition

  • 2014 Commended Hagley Writers Institute National Poetry Day Competition

  • 2014 Longlist National Flash Fiction Day Competition (NZ)

  • 2013 Highly Commended BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award

  • 2013 Highly Commended takahe International Short Story Competition

  • 2012 Second place NZAC Short Story Competition

  • 2012 Special Mention NCSU Science Museum International Haiku Comp

  • 2011 3x Commended 2011 SIWA National Short Story Competition

  • 2010 Second Place NZSA One Day Short Story Competition

Published Works

Poetry

Published or pending in the following journals and anthologies from New Zealand, Australia, U.K. and United States:

  • Landfall 237, 238

  • Sweet Mammalian (2019)

  • Catalyst (2019)

  • Wellington Street Review 1

  • Fib Review 32

  • Jotters United 30

  • Poetry New Zealand (Yearbook 4, 3, 2 & Issue 47)

  • Atlanta Review (2017)

  • Manifesto (OUP 2017)

  • Hamster (The Physics Room 2017)

  • Blue Five Notebook (2016)

  • NZPS Anthologies 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

  • Poems In The Waiting Room (2018)

  • takahe (92, 87, 84, 82)

  • Leaving the Red Zone Poems from the Canterbury Earthquakes (Clerestory 2016)

  • Fineline (NZPS 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014)

  • Blackmail Press 41

  • Quick Brown Dog (2014, 2013)

  • Cordite Poetry Review (91, 44)

  • BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short, Short Fiction (2013)

  • The Christchurch Press.

Short Stories and Flash Fiction

Published in the following journals from New Zealand, Australia and USA:

Non-Fiction and Other

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