• 2017 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

      2017 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced 18 August 2017 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is delighted to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. In 2017, total […]

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  • Writers Daring to Live Life Differently Take Top Awards – Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

    A social entrepreneur and a web developer are the winners of the 2017 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards, with works announced this evening by the judges’ convenor, Adonia Wylie, as ‘accessible and profound.’ Wellington’s  Scottie Reeve, who  founded Georgia’s and Stories, two container cafes which offer employment to young people, won the Book category […]

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  • WINNERS OF THE 2017 NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ANNOUNCED

    Otago Author, David Elliot, wins Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Pam Jones, convenor of the judging panel, says, “Like Russell Clark, David Elliot has a clear wit that pervades his sketches. His draughtmanship is outstanding. However, it’s the cohesive way he has combined all elements of this book that won the judges over. David Elliot’s […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants 2017 open for applications.

    Two writers research grants open for applications for writers working on a project that utilises Auckland Museum Library facilities. Two WRITERS RESEARCH grants are now open for applications for writers working on a project that can utilise the considerable facilities and resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. These grants […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2017 – apply between 21 July and 30 October 2017

    NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2017 Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs The Lilian Ida Smith Award is offered by the NZ Society of Authors PEN Inc (NZSA) thanks to a bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui who had a keen interest in the arts. Lilian […]

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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel – a new literary prize for New Zealand writers

    Announcing a new literary prize for New Zealand writers. Entries open 28 July 2017. Text Publishing is proud to announce the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel, an exciting new award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand. Thanks to a generous financial commitment from Ann Hatherly […]

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  • 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced on the evening of Monday, 14 August in Wellington. Finalist Author Events Young readers will have a chance to meet the finalist authors in early August, at three big events. The first is in Christchurch (Monday, 7 August […]

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  • Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards 2017 finalists announced

    Finalist Works Unlock Secrets to a Better Life  Unconditional love, mysticism, consciousness and death feature in this year’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards finalist works, written by New Zealanders from all walks of life and from all over the country. The Awards’ judges’ convenor, Adonia Wylie, says it is always surprising the depth […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2017

    Assisting New Zealand Writers’ Research Efforts In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, the 2017 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants open for applications from Friday 16 June 2017. Four grants of $5,000 each are available. […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2017 – open for applications

    NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship open for applications 9 June to 18 August 2017 Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is generously donated by Peter Beatson and provides the successful applicant with a […]

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