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 […]

Please submit during April 15-September 30, 2017. We will award the Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre, and the Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any style). The top 12 entries will […]

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the fourteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$8,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great […]

Instagram Poetry Competition Follow this link to the rules for the NZPS INSTAGRAM POETRY COMPETITION. Follow our Instagram page @nzpoetrysociety   (https://www.instagram.com/nzpoetrysociety/) to find out more and keep up to date.     NZPS Competition Results  See full judges comments

The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world. Prizes include: £1,000 Poetry Winner £1,000 Short Fiction Winner Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 […]

The winner will recieve 500 pounds (UK) Deadline 31 May 2017 – winners announced end of June 2017 http://www.wundoreditions.com/wundor-editions—contests.html for more information.

Details: In partnership with Unite the Union, Culture Matters is a web platform (www.culturematters.org.uk) which promotes a progressive political approach to the arts and other cultural activities. The purpose of the new Award is to encourage poets to focus on themes which are meaningful to working class people and communities, and to encourage those communities […]