a fine line is looking for digital art to feature throughout the pages of our next Spring edition. Please submit on the theme of FOREST for this edition, for the opportunity to feature alongside poetry from all over Aotearoa. Our journal is produced for both digital and print subscribers, so your colour images should also […]

A big-hearted donation from the Windrift Haiku group means that we can publish a small selection of haiku from our members. Haiku can be on any theme, and will be published in a fine line magazine. Send up to four haiku by 10 September 2021. See submission guidelines here. Submissions are open to NZPS Members […]

a fine line’s theme for its Spring 2021 edition is FOREST What does the Aotearoa bush mean to you, historically, culturally, psychologically, emotionally? What about a particular national park or a single tree? Does the word ‘forest’ conjure up ideas of eco-poetry and politics, sustainable farming and water degradation? We want poems that dare to […]

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual poetry competition. We had close to 2,000 entries across the categories. Our four judges – Lynley Edmeades (New Zealand), Marco Fraticelli (Canada), Simon Hanson (Australia) and Chris Tse (New Zealand) – had a tough job selecting winners and placegetters from an outstanding field. Thank you […]

Read our featured student poet and shortlisted poets now for the Winter issue of a fine line.

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September 2021: Well, that was a bit of a to-do, wasn’t it? I hope that everyone has stayed safe and well during the lockdown – ongoing for a while yet, after all Level 3 isn’t that different to Level 4. Anecdotal evidence seems to be that the stresses and anxieties have for many been worse […]

A bighearted donation from the Windrift Haiku group means that we can publish a small selection of haiku from our members. Haiku can be on any theme, and will be published in a fine line magazine. Send up to four haiku by 10 June 2021. See submission guidelines at bit.ly/3wEmgDv Submissions are open to NZPS […]

a fine line’s theme for its Winter 2021 edition is ANIMAL What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Native, domesticated, endangered, mistreated or loved? Beast or beauty?Send us your best animal poems under 40 lines by 10 June 2021. See submission guidelines at bit.ly/3hSaQYs Submissions are open to NZPS members […]

a fine line is searching for our next Student Feature Poet for the Winter edition. We are open for submissions from student poets, secondary or tertiary. Poems can be on any theme, new or previously published. Submissions from both NZPS members and non-members are welcome.  The chosen poet will have their poetry featured in a fine line’s Winter […]