The Proverse Poetry Prizes close June 30 2020! New Zealand poets have been successful in each of these competitions in the past. The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length fiction, non-fiction, or poetry (founded 2008) offers a cash prize and publication. The Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (founded 2016) offers cash prizes and anthology publication. […]

Submissions for Aniko Press Magazine close June 30th!

Kilhapoetry is seeking entries for a global poem on lockdown experiences. Check out their Instagram page and the attached image for details.

Your Place Events is hosting an online open mic tomorrow, featuring former NZ Slam Champion DaisySpeaks! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨

Auckland Writers Festival holds Episode 9 of their Winter Series tomorrow (Sunday June 28) at 9am. This session features performer, teacher, and former NZ Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh. Watch live on Facebook or YouTube, or after the fact.

Submissions for Ia Journal close tomorrow! They are also running a residency program, for which you can apply on their website.

The Arts Pasifika Awards 2020 are currently open for nominations (of yourself or others), and close at 1pm on July 10.

If you know a Māori poet you want to nominate for the Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi (Te Waka Toi Awards) or if you want to self-nominate – all of the details are available on the Creative New Zealand website. Nominations close at 1pm on 10 July!

New Zealand students in Years 11, 12, and 13 should consider entering the Poetry NZ Yearbook Student Poetry Competition. The competition closes July 24, with winners announced on National Poetry Day, August 21. Find out more on Massey University Press’ website.

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam this Sunday, June 21st, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend on their Facebook event page.