• 2017 Annual Short Story Award

    THE NZ WRITERS COLLEGE For Emerging Writers in New Zealand THEME: Only the best of intentions… PRIZES:  First Prize: $1 000.00 and publication in an anthology of winning stories Second Prize: $ 500.00 and publication in an anthology of winning stories Third Prize: $ 250.00  The top three winners will receive editorial comments on their submitted works. DEADLINE:  Midnight 30 September 2017 […]

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  • The 2018 D’Arcy Writers’ Grants – deadline

    Applications for the 2018 D’Arcy Writers’ Grants, in association with North & South magazine, for essays of 10,000 to 12,000 words on New Zealand life and culture will close on Friday, October 13. The grants provide $5000 each for two successful applicants and the winning essays will be published in special sections of North & South magazine. Applications should be sent in […]

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  • NZ Book Festival 2017

    NZ Book Festival 2017 Saturday 11 November Meet New Zealand authors and discover new books to read at the NZ Book Festival 2017 If you love books, The NZ Book Festival is one of the top FREE Auckland events not to be missed! Meet New Zealand authors and discover new books to read or buy […]

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  • 2017 Historical Novel Society Australasia conference

    The 2017 Historical Novel Society Australasia conference will be held in Melbourne on 8-10 September at Swinburne University. The programme showcases over 60 speakers including Kerry Greenwood, Kate Forsyth, Deborah Challinor, Sophie Masson, Sulari Gentill, Robert Gott, Lucy Treloar, Kate Mildenhall, Arnold Zable, Melissa Ashley, Juliet Marillier and Libby Hathorn. Sessions explore craft, research, inspiration, […]

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  • 2018 OCKHAM BOOK AWARDS

    Submissions for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards open on Monday. New Zealand books published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 are eligible for entry, with two submission dates. Full details available online.   

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  • SLEEPS STANDING – INVITE

      Te Ara Poutama – The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development, AUT In association with Penguin Random House Invite you to celebrate the publication of SLEEPS STANDING – MOETŪ A kaleidoscopic exploration of the Battle of Ōrākau   Written by Witi Ihimaera, translated into Māori by Hēmi Kelly and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand […]

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  • Radio New Zealand – submissions for on-air review to Booksellers NZ

    SUBMISSIONS FOR RADIO NEW ZEALAND NINE TO NOON – OCTOBER We are now seeking review titles for the October 2017 radio book reviews and author interviews on Radio New Zealand National’s Nine to Noon programme. Reviews are broadcast daily at approximately 10:35am. Author interviews are often broadcast before the book review from about 10.00am. The […]

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  • Yale Drama Series – playwriting competition Aug 15 deadline

    The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2018 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Ayad Akhtar. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln […]

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  • THE OPEN BOOK – EARS WIDE OPEN – NEW POETRY EVENT Auckland

    Come and join the inaugural Ears Wide Open event: the launch of Ordinary Time by Anna Livesey.   Readings by Anna Livesey, Alice Karetai, Angus Smith, Vivienne Plumb and Paula Morris. Sunday August 20 at The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland, 3-4pm FREE (including a glass of wine) www.theopenbook.co.nz  09 360 1741

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  • Mapua Literary Festival

    The 2017 Mapua Community Library Literary Festival takes place between 15 – 17 September. The theme this year is ‘Journeys’ – journeys real and imagined, journeys in time and space, journeys of the mind and the heart. The Festival begins on Friday afternoon with a story telling and drama event for local schools, including Emma […]

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