Creative New Zealand is calling for nominations for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Find more details on the Creative NZ website.

The Blackball Writer’s Residency, which invites writers to live and write in the West Coast village of Blackball, closes tomorrow on June 21! The residency should commence before September 1.

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Spring 2020 edition is SHOES What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 10 July 2020 Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. So SIGN UP or renew — don’t miss out. Image credit from left to right: Ceci […]

takahē magazine currently has open voluntary positions – details below 🧐

High school slam enthusiasts – registrations are due June 19th for the biggest inter-high school slam event in the country.

Check out Episode 8 of AWF’s Winter Series this Sunday, June 21, at 9am NZT. Featuring acclaimed journalist, author, and poet Helon Habila; author Philippa Swan; and author and performer Freya Daly Sadgrove. The session will be hosted by Paula Morris and streamed live on Facebook and Youtube (you can catch past episodes on both […]

We’d like to share some poems on fatherhood by Jamaican and New Zealand poets in Meeting Ground – check them out under this link!

Fellow poet George Hook (of is seeking haiku submissions for publication in a charitable volume, with 80% of the profits going to the Alzheimer Association and 20% to the author of the best haiku (as voted by book purchasers). Poets should submit a single haiku about dementia by June 21. Email George at for […]

Edited by Emma Neale, and available for purchase on the Otago University Press website.

For those in Ōtepoti/Dunedin on June 25th, Kay McKenzie Cooke’s new volume of poetry “Upturned” will be launched by Claire Beynon at 5.30pm at the University Book Shop. RSVP or 03 4776 976.