• President of Honour – Bernard Brown

    “Like most of us I would not know what to do if I did not write. “ Bernard Brown was appointed President of Honour 2017 – 2018  by the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) AGM Saturday on May 27. This position is awarded to a writer in recognition of their services to the […]

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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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  • New CEO for New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)

    A warm welcome to new Chief Executive Jenny Nagle. The New Zealand Society of Authors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Jenny Nagle. Jenny’s tenure in the post began Monday 12th June 2017. Jenny has an extensive literary arts background, including working on behalf of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and with […]

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

    NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship open for applications from 9 June 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 stipend of […]

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  • The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – Winners announced

    Globally Lauded Novelist Wins Country’s Biggest Fiction Prize. Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. The award was announced this evening at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. The panel of judges — Bronwyn Wylie Gibb, […]

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  • Four secondary school writers win mentorships with professional authors

    Four talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2017. This year NZSA has awarded four youth mentorships rather than the usual three writers as each of these finalists are at the perfect stage to hone their writing skills and develop […]

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  • NZSA announces new president and delegates for 2017 to 2019

    PRESIDENT We are very pleased to announce the very accomplished Siobhan Harvey will be NZSA’s next President, once ratified at the AGM in Christchurch 27 May. Siobhan Harvey is the author of Cloudboy (Otago University Press, 2014) and, as co-editor, Essential New Zealand Poems (Penguin Random House NZ, 2014). Both were New Zealand fiction Top 10 Bestselling […]

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  • 2017 Mentorships’ announced for writers and graphic novelists 

    Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2017 with fourteen chosen from a pool of sixty-four applicants. With a high level of commitment shown by the applicants and a wide variety of fascinating projects the judges had quite a task making their selection. The mentees of 2017 are a dedicated […]

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  • Report reveals the difficulty in making a living from writing in New Zealand

    Media release from Copyright Licensing: 06 March 2017 A new report that looks at how New Zealand writer’s earn from their writing has revealed that very few are able to make writing their fulltime career. The Horizon Research report, commissioned by Copyright Licensing NZ in conjunction with the NZ Society of Authors, NZ Writer’s Guild […]

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  • CompleteMS – Open for Applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that is ready to take to that next level? Apply now for the NZSA CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme – a programme that provides writers with essential critical feedback on an advanced work, moving it closer to publication. CompleteMS suits writers who have completed a manuscript through […]

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