Your Place Events is hosting a live, online poetry slam tomorrow night (July 5)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 Check out their Facebook event for more details. Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨

Submissions for Toitoi close tomorrow, July 3! Do you know a young (aged 5-13) writer or artist in your life? Encourage them to share their work!

ATTENTION ALL!  The Poetry Live Anthology is extending out a whole other month, so you all can have time to submit your poetry for this 40th Year celebration! If you haven’t already, send your best three poems of any length to In the subject line, please put “Poetry Live 40th Anniversary” with your name. Must […]

The Proverse Poetry Prizes close June 30 2020! New Zealand poets have been successful in each of these competitions in the past. The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length fiction, non-fiction, or poetry (founded 2008) offers a cash prize and publication. The Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (founded 2016) offers cash prizes and anthology publication. […]

Submissions for Aniko Press Magazine close June 30th!

The Arts Pasifika Awards 2020 are currently open for nominations (of yourself or others), and close at 1pm on July 10.

If you know a Māori poet you want to nominate for the Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi (Te Waka Toi Awards) or if you want to self-nominate – all of the details are available on the Creative New Zealand website. Nominations close at 1pm on 10 July!

New Zealand students in Years 11, 12, and 13 should consider entering the Poetry NZ Yearbook Student Poetry Competition. The competition closes July 24, with winners announced on National Poetry Day, August 21. Find out more on Massey University Press’ website.

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam this Sunday, June 21st, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend on their Facebook event page.

Creative New Zealand is calling for nominations for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Find more details on the Creative NZ website.