Our second collaboration with the Jamaican Poets in conjunction with The New Zealand Poetry Society and The Meeting Ground Ko te Waahi Hui was published recently in Kingston, Jamaica. It focuses on birds and includes works by David Eggleton and Professor Edward Baugh. Congratulations to everyone involved!

A competition for young writers (17-24) calls for submission of short (12 page) collections. Winners receive support from The Poetry Business and have their collections published.

The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlists have been announced – hearty congratulations to all longlisted poets! See the lists in all their glory here: http://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards/2020-awards/longlist/

There are two haiku competitions currently calling for entries… New Zealand poets are invited to participate in the Maya Lyubenova International Haiku Contest, with submissions closing on the 16th February, 2020. Find out more information: https://bit.ly/36UGI5s And a second haiku competition, called Sharpening the Green Pencil, closing on the 28th February, 2020.  Find out more information: […]

Budding haiku poets in Christchurch will benefit from attending Barbara Strang’s haiku workshop on February 13th at Tūranga (Central Library). Find out more details: https://bit.ly/2u4Sey7

Pavlova Press welcomes poems relating to Kerikeri by authors with a connection to the area; submissions close Sunday, 16th February. Find out more at their website: https://pavlovapress.co.nz/call-for-submissions/?fbclid=IwAR130ECrRj2MioQ0k91N0eocHkcJpaEAJnT-0hP6vsbHX_xCtOKRAIzjjUE

Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Writing Award is now open for entries. Submit your #Poetry and #ShortFiction work and win £1,000 + publication within an inspiring anthology. Find out more: https://bit.ly/36QTiTw

The Blue Nib, which reaches over 20,000 readers per month, is currently seeking poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Submissions close March 1st. Find out more at: https://thebluenib.com/submit-poetry-fiction-reviews/