Our second collaboration with the Jamaican Poets in conjunction with The New Zealand Poetry Society and The Meeting Ground Ko te Waahi Hui was published recently in Kingston, Jamaica. It focuses on birds and includes works by David Eggleton and Professor Edward Baugh. Congratulations to everyone involved!

The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlists have been announced – hearty congratulations to all longlisted poets! See the lists in all their glory here: http://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards/2020-awards/longlist/

Congratulations to poet and essayist, Talia Marshall, who has been announced as Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters’ inaugural Emerging Māori Writer in Residence!

We are independent filmmakers looking to talk to collaborators for a short film. The right collaborator will create a spoken word poem that will become part of a 2-3 minute film that employs symbolism and cinematic metaphor, filmed within a building(s) that has a history of incarceration and trauma.   We’re looking at locations such as […]

   Applications open today for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme New Zealand’s literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association for eight weeks in September and October 2018. The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an […]

Latest Competitions: Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2018 | Closing Date: 28-Apr-18 For poems on any theme related to politics. First prize of ?500 for each competition, with a second prize of One week?s… Erbacce-prize for poetry 2018 | Closing Date: 01-May-18 The outright winner will be given a publishing contract with erbacce press who will publish […]

Award-Winning Poems: Spring 2018 Welcome to my spring selection of award-winning poems, highlights from our contest archives, and the best new resources we’ve found for writers. These quarterly specials are included with your free Winning Writers Newsletter subscription. In this issue: “Sous mon lit de métal” by Cato Fortin, illustrated by Julian Peters. —Jendi Reiter, Editor […]