Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press.   Neale, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry collections, and edited several anthologies.   She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous awards and grants for her writing including the […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society 2017 International Poetry Competition Results out now. See full judges comments. Open Section judged by Cilla McQueen First Place: ‘After the Cyclone’ Alexandra Fraser, Auckland Second Place: ‘Sea Glass’ Margaret Moores, Auckland Third Place: ‘Seeing Red’ Nicholas Williamson, Christchurch Open Junior Section judged by Joanna Preston First Equal: ‘hidden figures’ Joanna […]

Looking for poetry action near you? Here’s our list of poetry events, workshops, groups, and readings that happen regularly in venues throughout New Zealand.

Kia ora koutou Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your pick of our finest writers for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Every year New Zealanders are invited to nominate writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. New Zealand […]

Share your writing   Wairarapa Word is taking part in Celebrate Carterton as described below. If you are a writer who lives in the Carterton District and you would like to read from your work on that day let Keith Thorsen know at events.waiword@gmail.com and he will slot you into the programme. We are waiting for the […]

Enter your haiku in the Fourth Annual Best Hooked on Haiku™ Contest now– details at http://www.hookedonhaiku.net.  You may order the prior Annuals there too in paperback or eBook.

Our 17th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. We’ll award $2,250 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website. This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may have up to 250 lines. One […]

Reading for Writing: 2017 – an Odyssey by Anthology Sample poetry from across the English-speaking world, looking back at 2017 through the lens of poetry anthologies. Join poet Joanna Preston for a workshop that climbs inside poems, finds out what makes them tick, and explores ways to use that knowledge to create poems of your own. […]

Everyone is invited to our Open Studio Day Saturday afternoon, 10th February from  2 to 5 pm  at NZ Pacific Studio Art, conversation and refreshments with Writer, Director & PerformerSian Ni Mhuiri, Ireland Emerging Artist Alex M. Beckinsale, Adelaide, South Australia Visual Artist Danny Jarratt, Adelaide Sian Ní Mhuirí is a writer, director and occasional performer, working between Ireland and […]

The February update, the first proper one for 2018, has been made to Haiku NewZ. There are details on some one-off submission opportunities at Haiku Happenings, or head to the Contest page listings, which have been updated to the end of April. This month’s article is a discussion between Danny Blackwell and Clayton Beach about the perils and pitfalls […]