If you are searching for poetry competitions, Winning Writers maintains a contest database that may be of interest!

The 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline draws closer! Entries due by December 31, 2020. Find out how to enter on The Griffin Trust website.

01/12/20 Terms and conditions: 1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of New Zealand and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the New Zealand Poetry Society, its affiliates, subsidiaries, […]

Congratulations to Nathan Joe, winner of the New Zealand Poetry Slam National Final, and to all competitors who took part! Our very own committee member RikTheMost won third place!

The Café Writers Open Poetry Competition 2020 closes on November 30, 2020. There are £1,850 of prizes to be won. Find out more on their website.

Winning Writers maintains a database of writing competitions, with many closing in the next few weeks. Check it out!

Writers! Applications for the 2021 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship close this Friday, November 6th! Find out how to apply on their website.

Five Palms Press is seeking haiku submissions. The resulting volume, Songs of the Pandemic, is expected in January 2021. Read the general guidelines below: “I am inviting friends, and friends-of-friends, to contribute a verse of haiku, or a quintet of five verses, for an e-book titled “Songs of the Pandemic” to be published in January […]

October 30 Applications for the Emerging Māori Writer in Residence close on October 30th! This is a wonderful opportunity that will support you to work on your project for 3 months at the start of 2021, with a stipend of $15000. October 31 The Lilian Ida Smith Award closes on October 31. Wellington Poetry Slam […]

The winners of the 2020 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize, judged by renowned poet Cilla McQueen, have been announced. Congratulations to Tim Upperton (first place) and Giles Graham (runner up)! Find out more on the Caselberg Trust website. The awards ceremony will take place at the University Book Shop (UBS) in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, on Tuesday the […]