the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2018 is now available to pre-order. Returning with a selection of extraordinary pieces from established and emerging international writers, this inspirational collection combines longevity with innovations – a book that will stay with the reader whilst offering new perspectives on the world and our place within it. Featuring work selected for the 11th Aesthetica Creative […]

Poetry at The Fringe As is our tradition, the December programme is all Open Mic. There’ll be food, poetry, music and much more. Entry is free, so whether you want to perform or listen, we’d love to see you.   If you do want to be part of the Open Mic, we’re suggesting our wonderful […]

The 12th 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 for the Short Fiction and Poetry winners, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 finalists, Consultation […]

Congratulations to the winners of the New Zealand Poetry Society Winter Instagram Poetry Competition for 2017: Baraa Hamandi (@baraahamandi) – Winner Ti Point I came back to the place you love, and just so you know, that graveyard of abandoned cars, that’s still there. ~ Yes love, that’s still there. ~ In the shadow, of that […]

CALL FOR POETRY   The theme for the February edition of a fine line is CHAIRS. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 January 2018   NZPS financial members can submit up to four poems (40 lines max). Also, members will receive […]

The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2017 Winner Announced International Writers’ Workshop (IWW) is delighted to announce that Janet Newman is the 2017 winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems for her sequence, Tender. The $1000 prize was judged by respected Auckland poet Robert Sullivan. Tender is a […]

Live Canon are kicking off our December (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt on Friday 1st December, and we’d really appreciate you telling your supporters and members about it. If you enter, each day of December you will receive a clue. You’ll need to hunt in the work of a particular poet to find the answer. The […]