The annual NZPS International Poetry Competition is now open! Judges this year are: Open – Cilla McQueen M.A.Hons, Hon.Litt.D. (Otago). Author of fifteen collections of poetry, three of which have won New Zealand Book Awards, Cilla was the New Zealand National Library Poet Laureate 2009-11. Among her many honours, fellowships and awards is the 2010 Prime […]

a fine line, NZPS’s quarterly magazine, needs your words, including no more than 4 poems (40 lines max, theme: FOOD) from NZPS financial members for the forthcoming May edition. Selected work will receive book tokens. Deadline 16 April 2017. Photo: Wall Food by Michael Stern

Hello poetry lovers, greetings for a new year of poetry events, we hope your 2017 is going well. In November, Helen Rickerby gave a wonderful performance to a full house, and for our opening event this year, Sunday 26 February, we will be welcoming another well-known Wellington-based poet, Vivienne Plumb. Vivienne is a full-time writer […]

Closing date: 28-Feb-2017 Judge: Mandy Pannett author of All the Invisibles Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Prizes:  £200 (first prize), £100 (second prize), £50 (third […]

Mr Pip author LLoyd Jones and potter Paul Melser in conversation Sunday 2 April 3pm (cup of tea from 2.30) Carterton Events Centre 50 Holloway Street Entry by Koha

After a longer-than-planned hiatus, submissions are now once again open for future issues of Neon Literary Magazine. We’re seeking the best fiction, poetry, artwork and graphic short stories we can find. Have something you think might be at home in the magazine? Feel free to send it along – full guidelines can be found at […]