The annual NZPS International Poetry Competition is now open! Judges this year are: Open – Cilla McQueen M.A.Hons, Hon.Litt.D. (Otago). Author of fifteen collections of poetry, three of which have won New Zealand Book Awards, Cilla was the New Zealand National Library Poet Laureate 2009-11. Among her many honours, fellowships and awards is the 2010 Prime […]

The 2016 Anthology, Penguin days, edited by Laurice Gilbert, will be launched on Saturday 5th November in Wellington, and on Saturday 19 November in Auckland.

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.

Haiku NewZ has received its June updates but, as always, remember to check back through the month as new material is added as it arrives. Friends who spent April and May driving around the South Island have come back raving about its autumnal beauty – and it’s true that for the best autumn colours you need […]

The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world. Prizes include: £1,000 Poetry Winner £1,000 Short Fiction Winner Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 […]

The winner will recieve 500 pounds (UK) Deadline 31 May 2017 – winners announced end of June 2017 http://www.wundoreditions.com/wundor-editions—contests.html for more information.

Details: In partnership with Unite the Union, Culture Matters is a web platform (www.culturematters.org.uk) which promotes a progressive political approach to the arts and other cultural activities. The purpose of the new Award is to encourage poets to focus on themes which are meaningful to working class people and communities, and to encourage those communities […]

You can write about a topic of your choice! For a chance to win £100 Amazon vouchers   We invite you all to enter Printerinks Poetry Competition! Whether you are a budding or experienced poet, poets of all ages can enter this competition.   – Deadline – May 5th, 2017 The winner’s name and poem […]