This competition for students in the districts of Northland and Kaipara closes on September 10. Poems on the topic “The ebb and flow of the Kaipara” are welcomed.

Submissions for Mayhem’s eighth issue are closing on Tuesday September 1st. Get those entries in! Find out more on Mayhem’s website.

Further your involvement in the literary world with our friends at @AestheticaMag. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries. Submit your #Poetry and #ShortFiction work and win £1,000 + publication within an inspiring anthology. Find out more on their website. The Takahē Poetry Monica Taylor Competition also closes on August 31st. Fine out […]

A new arrival on the New Zealand literary scene, Tarot Poetry Journal is a free online publication that is published twice a year. The current call for submissions closes October 1.

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (August 9)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤  This time the event will feature Laurie Eaves! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 Lounge 72 is an event featuring eleven poets, each reading 5 minutes of their best work. Find […]

At the dawn of its 70th anniversary, after a lifetime spent serving the talent of some of the greatest poets worldwide, the famous French publishing house Caractères (Éditions Caractères) is working on a wonderful anthology of international poetry. Since fraternity beyond frontiers and the acknowledgement of poetry from every cultural background is the backbone of […]

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Dunedin Public Libraries and the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors have partnered to create a new poetry competition for writers in the region. Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, on the Dunedin Public Libraries website.

Poetry at Your Place (August 2): Your Place Events is hosting another live, online poetry slam on Sunday night (August 2)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 This time they have partnered with the Melbourne Spoken Word Online Festival! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 The Quick Brown Dog submissions close (August 2): […]

Bloodaxe Books is seeking submissions for an anthology of post-Independence Sri Lankan poetry, and poetry by people of related diasporic communities. The anthology will include poetry in English, and poetry translated from Tamil and Sinhala. Find more details about the anthology, editors, and how you can submit on this website.

There are a number of competitions and submissions closing this Friday, July 31st. Check out the links below for more details! Poetry New Zealand Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2020 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 Blackmail Press submissions close