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 […]

Congratulations to the winner of the New Zealand Poetry Society Spring Instagram Poetry Competition for 2018: Cerys  (@cerys_is_tired) NOS DA the days after we’re advised to shut windows & mouths, watch tumbleweed roll through the rusted fairground of BAD MEN facing consequences. Sometimes there is NO ONE THING to fit the prompt; no single dewdripped rhyme […]

Congratulations to the winner of the New Zealand Poetry Society Autumn Instagram Poetry Competition for 2018: Carly Waddleton (@coconutdeer) Crusted Thistles The burning hallows of Autumn ​lay a crematorium at the door. Crusted thistles in copper shackles ​flow tidally to my shore. I sweep. I swept the decays of bloomings ​into a humane mound, ​but Winter […]

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

COMPETITION OPENS: 1 March ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 31 May Our competition has multiple options for entering, depending on your age and the poetry genre (verse or haiku). The links below take you to all the forms you need, as well as the instructions for entering each competition. School group rules are for multiple […]