What makes a good haiku? Marco Fraticelli, our 2021 judge for the Haiku Junior category of our international competition, has some good advice. Read on, especially if you are entering this year’s competition.                                    So You Want to Write a Haiku 1. A haiku is not a sentence. It doesn’t need to begin with a […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition is now open!! Our competition has been running since 1987 and is open to members and non-members worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount. For each of the four categories listed below there are cash prizes, and all entries are eligible to be published in our […]

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 […]