I’m delighted to announce the Call for Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018, presenting an exciting opportunity for NZ Poetry Society. Celebrating excellence in contemporary writing and new work, the Creative Writing Award is a platform for emerging or established poets and writers to showcase their work to an international audience. The award has two […]

   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 […]

Battery Pack Volume Three is now open for submissions. If you have a tiny but brilliant story, send it in! Submissions Now Open Battery Pack is our palm-sized anthology of microfiction, with each tiny story weighing in at less than seventy words. Previous editions featured sentient teabags, school bullies, ghosts, cannibals and unexpected birthday presents. Right now, […]

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 […]

MEDIA RELEASE 9 March 2018 ___________________________________________________________ Victoria launches augmented reality Literary Atlas Victoria University of Wellington’s latest foray into interactive digital design has launched at the 2018 Writers & Readers Festival. LitAtlas, a literary atlas of Wellington, is a smartphone-enabled app that takes you on a stroll around Wellington’s waterfront in the virtual company of […]

POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018 This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. Closing 16th April. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 1st prize is £100. 2nd prize is £50 Entry fees are as […]