A call for the Creative Writing Award international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine in supporting new writing talent. There are two entry categories: Poetry and Short Fiction with £1,000 for each winner and publication in their Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology! Enter your work: http://aestheti.cc/5xdj7 Advertisements

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Creative New Zealand is inviting nominations for writers who have made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. Those nominated must be New Zealand citizens or residents. The […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is happy to welcome Jamie Trower onto the committee. Jamie Trower is a poet, journalist and motivational speaker from Auckland. He works for M2 magazine as a writer, and in his spare time scribbles poetry about life, death and everything in between. He is actively involved with poetry around the […]

A reminder that entries for the very excellent Poems in the Waiting Room 2019 competition are due 28th February.

Take a peek behind the magic curtain of performance poetry, with invaluable advice for those willing to brave the stage from Tarns Hood (second place-getter at the 2017 NZ National Poetry Slam), while Joan Fleming shares her overview of the NZ poetry publishing landscape. If you’ve ever wanted to know who’s publishing what, this one’s […]

UPDATE 17/4/19: More anthology copies available! Thanks to demand, we’ve reprinted a further, limited, run of our popular 2018 anthology, The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation. Existing pre-orders will be filled first but there will be a few more copies left over. First in, first served! Edited by Gail Ingram, it includes winning poetry from our […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is thrilled to announce that Emma Shi has joined us as Editorial Assistant. Emma will be helping Editor, Ivy Alvarez, with the production of our quarterly magazine, a fine line. Ivy says “I’m both delighted and looking forward to working with Emma Shi and I predict we’ll be bringing some […]