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/

Submit a poem (in any style) on the topic of cancer or cancer research! Submissions close on the 4th of April! “How has cancer affected you? Has your experience led you to find a creative outlet as a method of support and strength? We are looking for poets, whether first-time or experienced, to submit their work. […]

A call for the Creative Writing Award international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine in supporting new writing talent. There are two entry categories: Poetry and Short Fiction with £1,000 for each winner and publication in their Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology! Enter your work: http://aestheti.cc/5xdj7

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Creative New Zealand is inviting nominations for writers who have made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. Those nominated must be New Zealand citizens or residents. The […]

Just 10 days left to enter our Autumn Instagram Poetry Competition! For info click here