Other Poetry Opportunities

To submit a poetry opportunity within one of the categories below, please email publicity@psnh.org with the following details: Name of Event, Host, Date & Time, Location, Description (topic, readers, open mic, etc.), Info about how to attend, and Contact for joining or more information (email or website)

Book Release Events


Rochester Writers Night
A monthly gathering and live reading for writers in Rochester and the surrounding community. While we don’t restrict readings to poetry, most of our members do usually read poetry.
The fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM on Zoom
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rochesterNHwriters/.

New England Poetry Club
NEPC is a poets’ association founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken to foster the art of poetic expression. We run the oldest poetry reading series in the country. We offer an ongoing writing workshop open to all members. We sponsor awards and contests to encourage and recognize poetic achievement. And we look for new creative ways to foster understanding and love of poetry.


FIRST SUNDAYS ONLINE for 2021 , AT 1:00 PM ET: Join the Down Cellar Poets, online, for poetry critiques, writing and submitting tips, and poetry discussions. Contact Jimmy Pappas at psnhevents@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to be added to the mailing list for monthly agendas, schedule changes, and online access.

Contests / Submissions

Writing the Land
Writing the Land is an ongoing project that pairs poets with land-trust protected lands.
We are interested in expanding and sustaining the community of creatives and environmentally-minded people. We are looking for poets especially in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, and are expanding to southern parts of New England as land trusts in those areas enroll. We welcome all poets to take part, and are especially interested in lifting up under-represented and indigenous voices.
Publishing Information: We will publish an anthology of the collected poems (with Human Error Publishing, Greenfield, MA) with a chapter for each enrolled land trust at the end of 2021 and again in 2022, and we will publish your poems on our website in the meantime. We expect (but can’t guarantee) all poems will be included in the anthology up to 3 poems/land/poet. We have professional editors who will work with emerging poets if needed.
Submission Timeline: We are accepting poets and land trusts on a rolling basis, matching poets with lands as they become available, so it’s important to note where you’d be willing to travel. Poems for the 2022 edition are due July 1, 2022.
Please visit our website  www.writingtheland.org  for the most up-to-date information and to join the project.
Thanks so much for considering being part of this project.

Book Release Events

Past Event: SEPTEMBER 25, 2021, Saturday 9:30 AM ET to 12:30 PM:   Monadnock Literary Buzz: Fall into Reading:  Author Meet and Greet with book signing. Door prizes. At Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St., Peterborough, NH. Sponsored by Peterborough Poetry Project, Peterborough Town Library, Toadstool Bookshops, and Monadnock Underground.

Past Event: AUGUST 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST at Main Street Bookends, Main Street, Warner NH: Book launch reading and celebration – L.R. Berger‘s new book of poems entitled Indebted to Wind