The New Zealand Poetry Society has been running an annual poetry competition since 1987. The competition is open to members and non-members, worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount. All entries are eligible to be published in our annual poetry anthology. Poets can enter four separate entry categories. Open verse for adults (18 years […]

The NZPS Poetry Competition is in full swing, and we’d love to see more Haiku Junior entries from those 17 years and younger. So here’s some key facts about haiku, as well as a haiku writing exercise. Whether you’re in Primary, Intermediate, or Secondary school, it’s easy to get started!You can enter your haiku in our […]

Live Canon Poetry is currently accepting submissions for their 2020 Collections Competition. Judged by Glyn Maxwell (@glynofwelwyn), the competition is open to first, second, and subsequent collections. This competition closes on May 25th, so get entering! More details regarding submissions can be found here.

To get you inspired for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a selection of haiku by our Open judge, Owen Bullock. For more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition, see here.

To get you inspired for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a poem by our Open Junior judge, essa may ranapiri, titled ‘standing at the front of a room delivering a karakia’. Find more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition here.

City of Literature Dunedin, New Zealand is calling for poems “to add to Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature’s permanent record of our preferences, our possibilities, our world.” Submissions are open until April 30 – a few more days to get your submission in!

To get you inspired for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a poem by our Open judge, Johanna Emeney, titled ‘Shaken Down’. Find more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition here.