The deadline for the annual Poems in the Waiting Room competition is rapidly approaching, on February 29th. Full details of the competition can be found here.

Applications are now open for the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency 2020! Valued at $30,000, the award enables the winner to work on a creative writing project for 3 months at the University of Hawai’i. The deadline is the 31st of March, 2020. Find more details here: https://bit.ly/2UwXzJ3

Leeds Peace Poetry calls for submissions on the theme “The Impact of Water”. Competition closes 1st April 2020. Find out more details here: https://bit.ly/36Rf1e1

A competition for young writers (17-24) calls for submission of short (12 page) collections. Winners receive support from The Poetry Business and have their collections published.

There are two haiku competitions currently calling for entries… New Zealand poets are invited to participate in the Maya Lyubenova International Haiku Contest, with submissions closing on the 16th February, 2020. Find out more information: https://bit.ly/36UGI5s And a second haiku competition, called Sharpening the Green Pencil, closing on the 28th February, 2020.  Find out more information: […]

Pavlova Press welcomes poems relating to Kerikeri by authors with a connection to the area; submissions close Sunday, 16th February. Find out more at their website: https://pavlovapress.co.nz/call-for-submissions/?fbclid=IwAR130ECrRj2MioQ0k91N0eocHkcJpaEAJnT-0hP6vsbHX_xCtOKRAIzjjUE

The Blue Nib, which reaches over 20,000 readers per month, is currently seeking poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Submissions close March 1st. Find out more at: https://thebluenib.com/submit-poetry-fiction-reviews/