COMPETITION OPENS: 1 March ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 31 May The New Zealand Poetry Society regrets that our webmaster has resigned and all attempts by the Competition Secretary to upload the relevant documents (and an updated poster at the top of the page) have failed. We hope to find a volunteer to do this […]

Our 17th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. We’ll award $2,250 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website. This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may have up to 250 lines. One […]

Congratulations to the winner of the New Zealand Poetry Society Summer Instagram Poetry Competition for 2017/18: Andrew M. Bell (@rotorua1957) Cruel Trick Mother, you gave me everything: life, love and all the landmarks of my moral landscape. But I stand here with no talisman to ward off your unseen adversaries. You know what I know: that […]

Latest Competitions: Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 28-Feb-18 Organised every three months ?since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English… Poets & Players Poetry Competition 2018 | Closing Date: 28-Feb-18 We are pleased to announce the 6th poetry competition run by Poets and Players, one of Manchester?s leading organisers o… The […]

Closing Date: 28-FEBRUARY-2018 Details: Organised every three months …since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print) – published by SPM Publications. Prizes: £200 (First), […]

Latest Competitions: Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize 2017 | Closing Date: 31-Jan-18 Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by award-winning publishers Indigo Dreams Publishing … Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2018 | Closing Date: 15-Feb-18 Your poem read by thousands, on buses and posters all over the beautiful island of Guernsey. Please view online […]

The PitWR trustees would like to thank  Otago University Press and Otago University Bookshop for their long-term support of our annual poetry competition. We welcome Diane Brown’s Creative Writing Dunedin to our sponsorship team.   More info here