If you know a Māori poet you want to nominate for the Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi (Te Waka Toi Awards) or if you want to self-nominate – all of the details are available on the Creative New Zealand website. Nominations close at 1pm on 10 July!

New Zealand students in Years 11, 12, and 13 should consider entering the Poetry NZ Yearbook Student Poetry Competition. The competition closes July 24, with winners announced on National Poetry Day, August 21. Find out more on Massey University Press’ website.

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam this Sunday, June 21st, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend on their Facebook event page.

Creative New Zealand is calling for nominations for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Find more details on the Creative NZ website.

The Blackball Writer’s Residency, which invites writers to live and write in the West Coast village of Blackball, closes tomorrow on June 21! The residency should commence before September 1. https://authors.org.nz/blackball-writers-residency-open-for-applications/

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Spring 2020 edition is SHOES What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 10 July 2020 Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. So SIGN UP or renew — don’t miss out. Image credit from left to right: Ceci […]

takahē magazine currently has open voluntary positions – details below 🧐

High school slam enthusiasts – registrations are due June 19th for the biggest inter-high school slam event in the country. http://actioneducation.co.nz/registrations.html

Check out Episode 8 of AWF’s Winter Series this Sunday, June 21, at 9am NZT. Featuring acclaimed journalist, author, and poet Helon Habila; author Philippa Swan; and author and performer Freya Daly Sadgrove. The session will be hosted by Paula Morris and streamed live on Facebook and Youtube (you can catch past episodes on both […]

We’d like to share some poems on fatherhood by Jamaican and New Zealand poets in Meeting Ground – check them out under this link!