• Announcing Going West Festival’s ‘Different Out Loud’ Season: Video Collaborations between Poets and Filmmakers.

      Different Out Loud   Going West Festival announces a brand-new approach to celebrating live poetry with Different Out Loud, a collection of thoughtful video collaborations between Aotearoa poets and filmmakers. Themed around the word ‘coastal’, these integrated pieces by some of our best poets and finest screen artists will air online from 12 April 2021. […]

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  • Call for submissions for poetry anthology

    ‘Up Flynn Road, across Cook Strait, through the Magellanic Cloud…’ the title of our planned poetry anthology is taken from the poem Meditations upon walking a Dog by Dean Ballinger. We are looking for unpublished travel poems that take the reader on journeys into the immediate neighbourhood, within New Zealand, overseas but also into imaginative spaces, […]

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  • Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems 2020 tracks a tumultuous year

    31 March 2021   The latest edition of the online anthology Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems is now live, featuring 25 poems chosen by New Zealand Poet Laureate David Eggleton. www.bestnewzealandpoems.org.nz. The International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has published the anthology annually since 2001, with support […]

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  • Landing Press’s new project for 2021 open now – an anthology of poems about housing

    Here’s Landing Press’s new project for 2021: an anthology of poems about housing Whether you own a house, rent or are homeless, housing is a source of nostalgia and comfort, a source of stress and fear, a changing landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand. We want to hear anything you have to say about housing. We […]

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  • FfFast Fibres Poetry 8 call for submissions

    FfFast Fibres Poetry 8 call for submissions   The theme of Fast Fibres Poetry 8 this year is open. We invite poets with a strong Northland connection to submit 3 of their best poems. Please include a two-line biographical statement. Deadline: June 11 Send submissions by email:fastfibres@live.com Note: Each poem should preferably be no longer than […]

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  • National Poetry Day 2021 AUGUST 27

    Phantom National Poetry Day this year is on the 27 August 2021! Are you ready to join in the celebrations? Run an event? PNPD  are opening registration for events today. Please check out their news article for more information or head straight over to www.poetryday.co.nz to register. #NZPoetryDay https://www.nzbookawards.nz/…/we-need-you…/38852…

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  • The NZPS International Poetry Competition 2021

    The NZPS International Poetry Competition 2021 – opens March 1 The four judges are now in place, and we’ll be announcing who they are when the NZPS International Poetry Competition 2021 opens on Monday, March 1. We have a fantastic lineup of judges, who will be judging the four categories: Open Verse for Adults (18 years […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day 2021 is OPEN

    NFFD 2021 is open!  The competition runs February 15 – April 15. Submit your best 300-word stories!   The judges for the 2021 competition are acclaimed poet Diane Brown and prize-winning novelist, essayist and anthologist Paula Morris.   The youth competition moved in 2020 to an international competition with free entry – guest judged in 2021 by poet Kerry Lane and curated by the youth journal fingers comma toes.  All youth writers welcome! Note […]

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  • NZ Poetry Society – Summer Edition of a fine line magazine out now

    Summer Edition of a fine line Here’s the Summer issue of a fine line magazine. It’s a bumper issue with featured poet, Michael Giacon, feature articles by Madeleine Slavick and Bridie Lonie, as well as reviews and member poems. At the back of the issue is an order form for the 2020 Anthology ‘Stay Well Here’.  […]

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  • Eggleton to judge Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award – open for entries

    Eggleton to judge Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award   Friday 19 February 2021   New Zealand Poet Laureate David Eggleton will judge the Kathleen Grattan prize for 2021. Otago University Press publisher Rachel Scott is thrilled to have enlisted Eggleton to judge the award. ‘As Poet Laureate he has a very full agenda, but he was […]

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  • NZ Poetry Society 2020 Anthology – on line launch Dec 16 5pm

    2020 Anthology Launch The New Zealand Poetry Society is launching the NZPS 2020 Anthology “Stay Well Here“ on Wednesday December 16 from 5.00 pm. This year it is a virtual launch and you can join in on Facebook by clicking on this link – https://www.facebook.com/events/1511056835753640 The password will be posted there on the day. You […]

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  • Announcing the winners of the 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards 2020 – Winners

    30.10.20  Winners of the NZSA Heritage Book Awards were announced last night in Christchurch.  The Non-Fiction winner was Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death by Caroline Barron. (Bateman Books). In 2018 Barron was a Short Prose winner in these awards with an excerpt from the book. Judges Hilary and John Mitchell said, […]

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