AIPF – Special Announcement: You are officially invited to the 26th Annual Austin International Poetry Festival, April 5th – 8th, 2018. Who can attend? Anyone around the world. I’ve included a little sneak peak of the Festival. The di-vêrsé-city Adult and Youth Anthology poetry submission deadline is January 15, 2018. You do not have to attend the Festival […]

Kia ora koutou, This is a reminder from the International Institute of Modern Letters that submissions for Best New Zealand Poems 2017, edited by Selina Tusitala Marsh, must be received by 18 December 2017. Our thanks to those of you who have sent submissions recently, or who send them regularly throughout the year. We hope you won’t mind these extra […]

Details: Poets are invited to submit pieces of up to forty lines in length on the theme of ‘out of darkness’ before the competition closes on December 31st. The competition is open to all, with a first prize of £400, and poems will be judged by Wolverhampton poet Emma Purshouse, who says “I will be […]

This is a reminder that the second and final deadline for the C$200,000 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize is December 31, 2017. Books must be submitted postmarked no later than December 31, 2017 for books published between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Please remember to complete all necessary customs/duties paperwork when shipping your entries. For information on updates to the Griffin […]

We found over four dozen high-quality poetry and prose contests that are free to enter with deadlines between November 15-December 31. In this issue: Please enjoy “Vigil” by Giuseppe Ungaretti, illustrated by Julian Peters. Open at Winning Writers WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST – NO FEE Free to enter, $2,250 in prizes, including a top award of $1,000. TOM […]

$5000 awarded for a single poem! Frontier Poetry is awarding its largest prize to date for a single poem, open to all poets and styles. Celebrating the work of poets from around the world, the prize aims to celebrate one outstanding piece of poetry and to recognize ten finalists. Finalists will each receive $100 and all […]

Saturday December 2. The brilliant programme is outlined below. All events are free. Some events need you to book for you and/or your children. You can book through, or ring 06 379 4080 or call in at the Carterton Library