Your Place Events is hosting another live, online poetry slam on Sunday night (October 4)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨

The Hawkes Bay Poetry Slam is on this Saturday from 6.30pm!

The Otago Poetry Slam is this Saturday in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, from 8pm! Check out the event on Facebook.

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Summer 2020 edition is BALLOON. What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 10 October 2020 See submission guidelines on our website. Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. So SIGN UP or renew — don’t miss out. Image […]

A number of opportunities close this month. Find out more details at the links below: The Heritage Literary Awards 2020 close September 11. The poetry award is judged by Teoti Jardine and has a first prize of $200. Entries must somehow relate to the theme of the Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020, which was “Encounter our […]

Applications for Ringatoi Pōneke: Artist Intensive close at 9am on September 8. Submissions for Oscen magazine are open until October 3.

This competition for students in the districts of Northland and Kaipara closes on September 10. Poems on the topic “The ebb and flow of the Kaipara” are welcomed.

Further your involvement in the literary world with our friends at @AestheticaMag. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries. Submit your #Poetry and #ShortFiction work and win £1,000 + publication within an inspiring anthology. Find out more on their website. The Takahē Poetry Monica Taylor Competition also closes on August 31st. Fine out […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (August 9)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤  This time the event will feature Laurie Eaves! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 Lounge 72 is an event featuring eleven poets, each reading 5 minutes of their best work. Find […]

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Dunedin Public Libraries and the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors have partnered to create a new poetry competition for writers in the region. Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, on the Dunedin Public Libraries website.