Applications are now open for the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency 2020! Valued at $30,000, the award enables the winner to work on a creative writing project for 3 months at the University of Hawai’i. The deadline is the 31st of March, 2020. Find more details here: https://bit.ly/2UwXzJ3

Leeds Peace Poetry calls for submissions on the theme “The Impact of Water”. Competition closes 1st April 2020. Find out more details here: https://bit.ly/36Rf1e1

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!

A competition for young writers (17-24) calls for submission of short (12 page) collections. Winners receive support from The Poetry Business and have their collections published.

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/

There are two haiku competitions currently calling for entries… New Zealand poets are invited to participate in the Maya Lyubenova International Haiku Contest, with submissions closing on the 16th February, 2020. Find out more information: https://bit.ly/36UGI5s And a second haiku competition, called Sharpening the Green Pencil, closing on the 28th February, 2020.  Find out more information: […]

Budding haiku poets in Christchurch will benefit from attending Barbara Strang’s haiku workshop on February 13th at Tūranga (Central Library). Find out more details: https://bit.ly/2u4Sey7