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| Closing Date: 28-Feb-18 Organised every three months ?since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English… Poets & Players Poetry Competition 2018 | Closing Date: 28-Feb-18 We are pleased to announce the 6th poetry competition run by Poets and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28-FEBRUARY-2018 Details: Organised every three months …since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.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

This is a reminder that the second and final deadline for the C$200,000 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize is December 31, 2017. Books must be submitted postmarked no later than December 31, 2017 for books published between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Please remember to complete all necessary customs/duties paperwork when shipping your entries. For information on updates to the Griffin […]

Congratulations to the winners of the New Zealand Poetry Society Winter Instagram Poetry Competition for 2017: Baraa Hamandi (@baraahamandi) – Winner Ti Point I came back to the place you love, and just so you know, that graveyard of abandoned cars, that’s still there. ~ Yes love, that’s still there. ~ In the shadow, of that […]