Not Very Quiet, an online journal for women’s poetry, is calling for submissions of memoir poetry by July 31. Check out their website for more details.

Submissions by Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour writers and artists are called for by Food Court. Contributors will be paid, and all profits will be sent to Black Visions Collective. The deadline is June 22. Find more details on their Facebook page.

We are delighted to debut a new cover for a fine line‘s Winter edition.In this edition, Jeannine Hall Gailey writes about promoting one’s poetry despite illness and tyrannies of distance, with advice that feels especially relevant in our time of social distancing and preventive isolation. Xiaole Zhan shares her thoughts on being called to poetry, […]

First, there is a group reading on Zoom featuring The Write Blend. Based out of the US, Words Out Loud is an ongoing reading series held on the first Friday of the month. Follow the link in the flyer at 11.30am, Saturday June 6th NZT to attend. The session also includes a literary trivia quiz […]

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam this Sunday, June 7th, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend here.

Heart of the City is offering $500 prizes for tiny pieces of writing – 20 words or fewer – by local creatives. Art, performance, culture and creative expression make our city centre’s heart beat faster. We want to bring words from our creative community into our streets to celebrate the heart of our city and bring […]

Warmest congratulations to Tusiata Avia, Cilla McQueen, and Brian Turner, who have been appointed to The New Zealand Order of Merit. Tusiata Avia and Cilla McQueen become Members of the Order, and Brian Turner becomes an Officer.

Thank you to all those who entered the NZPS International Poetry Competition. We received hundreds of emails in the last few days of the competition! So please be patient as we process your poems, and as we wait for bank deposits from the long weekend to come through. Best of luck to all entrants, and […]

The Poetry Kit is seeking international poetry submissions for an online anthology. Poems must have been written during lockdown, but do not need to be about COVID-19 or its impact. Only one poem per submission. Please include a short literary biography in the third person, your location, and the date the poem was finished. Email […]

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam tomorrow, May 24th, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend here.