This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt. 1st prize is £100. Selected poems will be published in a […]

The Mick Imlah Poetry Prize 2017 | Closing Date: 13-Oct-17 Details: We are glad to announce the return of the TLS poetry competition, which ran annually from 1996 to 2003, and again in 2007 and 2008. It is now named after Mick Imlah, Poetry editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1992 until his death […]

Instagram Poetry Competition NZPS INSTAGRAM POETRY COMPETITION RULES  Follow our Instagram page @nzpoetrysociety (https://www.instagram.com/nzpoetrysociety) to find out more and keep up to date.   Congratulations to the winners of the recent NZPS August Instagram Competition: Baraa Hamandi (@baraahamandi) – Winner Ti Point I came back to the place you love, and just so you know, that graveyard […]

One more month to go! The theme for the November/December 2017 edition of a fine line is ANIMAL. What does that mean to you? Does this image by Hery Zo Rakotondramanana inspire a poem? The deadline: 10 October 2017 NZPS financial members can submit up to four poems (40 lines max). Note: Members receive advance notice of a […]

  Applications are now open for established creative writers to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. Closing Date for Applications – 11pm Monday 25 September 2017 The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship Advisory Committee are calling for creative writers to apply for the 2018 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. Since 1970, the Fellowship has enabled a selected New […]

  CALL FOR POETRY The theme for the November/December 2017 edition of a fine line is ANIMAL. What does this mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? DEADLINE: 10 October 2017 NZPS financial members can submit up to four poems (40 lines max). Note: Members receive advance notice of a fine line‘s future themes, so be sure to sign up. Picture by: Gabriel González https://poetrysociety.org.nz/poems-reviews/a-fine-line-quarterly-magazine/

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 […]