A bighearted donation from the Windrift Haiku group means that we can publish a small selection of haiku from our members. Haiku can be on any theme, and will be published in a fine line magazine. Send up to four haiku by 10 June 2021. See submission guidelines at bit.ly/3wEmgDv Submissions are open to NZPS […]

a fine line’s theme for its Winter 2021 edition is ANIMAL What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Native, domesticated, endangered, mistreated or loved? Beast or beauty?Send us your best animal poems under 40 lines by 10 June 2021. See submission guidelines at bit.ly/3hSaQYs Submissions are open to NZPS members […]

a fine line is searching for our next Student Feature Poet for the Winter edition. We are open for submissions from student poets, secondary or tertiary. Poems can be on any theme, new or previously published. Submissions from both NZPS members and non-members are welcome.  The chosen poet will have their poetry featured in a fine line’s Winter […]

A huge congratulations to the winner and runners up of our Summer Instagram Poetry Competition! 1st Place: themoonpoetry 2nd Place: wordsbyharriet 3rd Place: _heyitsnae_ We really enjoyed reading the entries and hope that some of our Insta-poets will also try their hand at our International Poetry Competition!

Meri Kirihimete from all of us at the New Zealand Poetry Society. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

If you are searching for poetry competitions, Winning Writers maintains a contest database that may be of interest!

Check out the final 2020 event of Poetry at the Fringe in Wellington on Sunday, December 20! 4-6pm The Fringe, 26-32 Allen St Find more details on their Facebook page.

The 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline draws closer! Entries due by December 31, 2020. Find out how to enter on The Griffin Trust website.

For those in Whangārei, head along: Poets@ONEONESIX Thursday 17 December, 5pm, 116 Bank Street, Whangārei Read, share, listen, respond

Samesame but different LGBTQI+ Writers Festival seeks a Treasurer! Find out more in the attached PDF or on their Facebook page.