• International literary agents to attend Storylines Auckland October hui

      Two international literary agents, from Australia and USA, are to attend the Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, to be held in Auckland 6-8 October. They are Pippa Masson from the Curtis Brown in Sydney and Kendra Marcus from Bookstop Literacy Agency in California. Storylines Trust chair, Dr Libby Limbrick, says that the […]

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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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel – a new literary prize for New Zealand writers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 Text Publishing is proud to announce the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel, an exciting new award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand.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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers  

    Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2017 offers these aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November, giving them the opportunity to […]

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  • StartWrite: writing sample and synopsis assessments – open

    StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers and comic / graphic novelists who want to get an appraisal for part of their work. Writers can send in a piece of writing, up to 6,000 words (for poetry up to 24 pages), and a one page synopsis. Comic / Graphic novelists need to […]

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  • Apply for the NZSA Mentor Programme 2017 by 3 Feb

    For your opportunity to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or comic / graphic novelist – apply to NZ Society of Authors by 3 Feb. The deadline is looming for applications to the NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2017. We are seeking applications from writers and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe space to […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants Now Open for Applications

    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 are offered by the Auckland Museum and NZ Society of Authors and can be used for fiction and non-fiction […]

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