Shane Holland was elected President of the New Zealand Poetry Society at the AGM on 9 September. Shane will be joined by a new Vice-President, Mike Subritzky. Shane Hollands is principally a performance poet. He is well-known for his innovative work with poet centric music of differing genres from jazz to electronica to metal. Shane […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society 2017 International Poetry Competition Results out now. See full judges comments. Open Section judged by Cilla McQueen First Place: ‘After the Cyclone’ Alexandra Fraser, Auckland Second Place: ‘Sea Glass’ Margaret Moores, Auckland Third Place: ‘Seeing Red’ Nicholas Williamson, Christchurch Open Junior Section judged by Joanna Preston First Equal: ‘hidden figures’ Joanna […]

Best New Zealand Poems 2016 Best New Zealand Poems is published annually by Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. Get ready for Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (on 25 August) by coming along to hear thirteen of the best read work chosen by Best New Zealand Poems 2016 editor Jenny Bornholdt – and be sure to visitwww.bestnewzealandpoems.co.nz to view the […]

Prize Winner: £200, Publication in Prole 25 in April 2018. Publication on the Prole website 2 x runner up prizes of £50, publication in Prole 25. Publication on the Prole website Judge All emtries will be read by our judge, Kate Garrett – details below. Time scale We will receive entries from August 1st 2017 […]

Please submit during April 15-September 30, 2017. We will award the Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre, and the Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any style). The top 12 entries will […]

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the fourteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$8,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great […]

The 11th 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 Poetry Winner £1,000 Short Fiction Winner Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 […]