Every day there seems to be something new unfurling in the garden – first the tree blossoms and fresh leaves, now the rengarenga lilies, roses and irises, with dahlias, lilies and hydrangeas still to come. No wonder poets have been going bonkers over this season for centuries. I hope your writing brain/elbow has been jogged […]

Five Palms Press is seeking haiku submissions. The resulting volume, Songs of the Pandemic, is expected in January 2021. Read the general guidelines below: “I am inviting friends, and friends-of-friends, to contribute a verse of haiku, or a quintet of five verses, for an e-book titled “Songs of the Pandemic” to be published in January […]

Girls on Key, featuring Anisa Nandaula and Rochelle D’silva, is on in a week, on November 4!

Check out this fantastic event, celebrating the launch of two books – Goddess Muscle by poet Karlo Mila, and The Pōrangi Boy by Shilo Kino. RSVP to attend on Tuesday, November 3, in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

Submissions for Turbine | Kapohau journal close on November 2. Get in quick!

Adrienne Jansen talks with writers Sudha Rao, Nicky Subono, Yazan El Fares, and Mohammad El Fares at this event in Carterton, November 1st.

October 30 Applications for the Emerging Māori Writer in Residence close on October 30th! This is a wonderful opportunity that will support you to work on your project for 3 months at the start of 2021, with a stipend of $15000. October 31 The Lilian Ida Smith Award closes on October 31. Wellington Poetry Slam […]

The last day of the Southland Writers & Readers Festival is tomorrow, October 20th, in Waihōpai/Invercargill!

Te Whē, a new journal, is live! This bilingual journal showcases Māori writers. You can read the inaugural volume of the journal online.

Whanake | Rise, a zine showcasing BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of colour) voices, is out now. Find out more about the zine on Facebook.