Just 11 days until the deadline for the February 2018 issue of a fine line. The theme is CHAIRS. Does that word or the image below spark an idea for a poem? Financial members of NZPS can submit up to four poems (40 lines Max). Members will also be the first to find out the […]

Closing Date: 28-FEBRUARY-2018 Details: Organised every three months …since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print) – published by SPM Publications. Prizes: £200 (First), […]

New work from emerging and established writers, including the latest graduates of Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), features in online literary magazine Turbine | Kapohau. The 17th edition of the magazine showcases work by the talented crop of writers emerging from the 2017 Master of Arts (MA) workshop. Tayi Tibble (Te Whanau-a-Apanui/Ngati Porou), […]

Latest Competitions: Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize 2017 | Closing Date: 31-Jan-18 Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by award-winning publishers Indigo Dreams Publishing … Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2018 | Closing Date: 15-Feb-18 Your poem read by thousands, on buses and posters all over the beautiful island of Guernsey. Please view online […]

The PitWR trustees would like to thank  Otago University Press and Otago University Bookshop for their long-term support of our annual poetry competition. We welcome Diane Brown’s Creative Writing Dunedin to our sponsorship team.   More info here

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 […]

A “powerful, restrained but unafraid” collection of poems that explore the lives of four generations of Maori women has been awarded the 2017 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing by Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Tayi Tibble, 22, wrote the winning work—In a Fish Tank Filled with Pink Light—as part […]