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 […]

$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 […]

Join us to celebrate the new poetry collection by Tony Beyer on Tuesday, 7th November. Anchor Stone by Tony Beyer is a collection of substantial new work by a senior and critically successful New Zealand writer. It addresses issues relevant to contemporary concepts of New Zealand identity and culture.  “Tony Beyer has never followed signposts; […]

Latest Competitions: The Bolton Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 03-Nov-17 Returning for 2017, an exciting poetry competition with three winning categories. The first is an open entry for the pub… Alder Hey Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 17-Nov-17 Alder Hey has launched a poetry competition inviting members of the public to submit their own poems exploring the theme… […]

2017 ABR Calibre Essay Prize Entries are open for the 2018 ABR Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay. We look for original and unpublished non-fiction essays of any subject between 3,000 to 6,000 words, written in English. The judges are Andrea Goldsmith, Phillipa McGuinness, and Peter Rose. Entry fees are AU$15 for ABR subscribers […]

Otago University Press Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 NOVEMBER 2017 Kapiti poet Alison Glenny has won the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit to Antarctica. She receives a $10,000 prize and a year’s subscription to Landfall, and Otago University Press will publish her collection in 2018. Glenny says she wrote an initial draft […]