Call for submissions on ‘place’ The theme of Fast Fibres Poetry 7 this year will be ‘place’. We invite poets with a strong Northland connection to submit 3 poems on a place, area, wāhi, or rohe that resonate with you. Please include a two line biographical statement. Fast Fibres 7: Place will be launched in […]

Submissions are now open for Sweet Mammalian journal, and will close 31 May. The editors want your writing, be it a “roar, purr, or pip-squeak”. Find out more here:

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:

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

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: And a second haiku competition, called Sharpening the Green Pencil, closing on the 28th February, 2020.  Find out more information: […]