NZSA Membership Benefits
Your NZ Society of Authors membership gives you access to a wide variety of benefits. Along with our longstanding membership benefits, we have sourced a range of discounted services. Here is a list of all the membership benefits now available to you. Buying books for gifts? Check out the updated discounting bookstores at the bottom of this list. A full list is also available on our website.
Our quality quarterly magazine carries amongst other things, governance matters, updates from National Office, and local and international issues that impact on writing and getting published. It carries articles from industry professionals and writers, and first-person essays that inspire, inform and motivate, including the series Writers on Writers.
Our popular LIterary Bulletin is emailed out and keeps members up to date with news about writers, writing and publishing. We also notify members about competitions, fellowships, awards and events and freedom of expression issues both locally and overseas. Our Death by Deadline calendar compiles all the opportunities in date order. The Literary Bulletin informs members about the Neilson Bestsellers book list and writers and book readings on radio and TV. Members can use the Literary Bulletin to celebrate successes, promote book launches, events and opportunities.
Advice and Advocacy
Youth mentorship programme opens February
NZSA/CLNZ Research Grants – opens June
CLNZ Writers Award – opens July
Lilian Ida Smith Award – runs triennially
NZSA / Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship – opens August
NZSA / Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant – annual
Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished manuscript – opens July.
Watch the Literary Bulletin for any new additions to this list.
NZSA Writers Read (the YouTube platform for writers to read and promote their new books)
NZSA WebWorkshops (an ongoing series of virtual workshops)
NZSA Days of Forums Past (a selection of previous forum workshops, panels, masterclasses, and keynote presentations released in podcast form on #NZSA Live!)
We have negotiated some great discounts for our members. Let the service provider know that you want to take advantage of the NZSA discount when you access the service. You will need to provide your membership number and card expiry date.
Barbara Unkovic – proof editor, specialising in fiction. Rate for NZSA members $25 per hour.
Language Matters – professional editing and proofreading – 10% discount for NZSA members.
Drill Press – Structural editing, copywriting, proofreading. Get 10% off. Get good words.
Cushion Editing Services Expert copy editing and proofreading. A 15% discount for NZSA members.
Clearlingo – Professional proofreading and copy-editing service for fiction and non-fiction. South Canterbury. 15% discount to NZSA members.
Patricia Bell (Bellbird Words Proofreading, Editing, and Writing Services). Professional, highly qualified, and competitively priced. 15% discount for NZSA members.
Sue Copsey. Freelance editor offers a 20% discount for NZSA members
Deborah Shaw Editing and Proofreading. Offers a 20% discount for NZSA members.
Get it right editing services 15% discount on any work for NZSA members. As Debbie is in Australia the best method of contact is via email.
Proofreading and Editing Service My charge for proofing and copy editing is $30 an hour (negotiable, depending upon what is involved). I offer members of NZSA a 20% discount.
Astute Editing & Proofreading 20% discount for NZSA members.
Mary Egan Publishing Free eBook production (valued at $500) with every full production package (Internal design, cover design and page layout) through Mary Egan Publishing. Only for NZSA members. Can include up to 24 black and white photographs, no tables or diagrams.
Mebooks 20% off the cost of eBooks conversions to EPUB and Kindle mobi formats.
Meerkat Editing Services $50 discount for editing and proofreading services to NZSA members.
Jo Murphy The service of editing and making suggestions free for the first short tranche of their work for NZSA members.
Writing Allsorts – 10% discount for NZSA members. Developmental and copy/line editing, proofreading; fiction and non-fiction.
DataNZ (digital conversion service) 10% for NZSA members.
Rosa Mira Books Is happy to offer 30 minutes of introductory time, whether to talk on Skype about a project, or to read and comment on a page of text, for example an opening page.
Ebooks by Design 15% discount for NZSA members. Also provides a free no obligation sample of book in both major ebook formats (mobi and epub) so that client can see how their book will look and check out the standard of conversion they can expect.
Frog Pool Typing 20% discount for NZSA members.
Melinda Szymanik 25% discount on workshops for NZSA members. 90-minute workshops are discounted to $225 for NZSA members (up to 15 participants). A 60-minute talk is discounted to $150 (plus travel) for NZSA members. www.melindaszymanik.blogspot.com
Paper Plus 10% discount (at participating stores – Bethlehem, Glenfield, Kerikeri, Levin, Lower Hutt, Meadowbank, Mt Maunganui, Remuera, Rotorua, Forrest Hill, Te Awamutu, Te Rapa, Petone, Dunedin)
Dorothy Butler Bookshop 10% discount
Time Out Bookstore 10% discount
Unity Books 10% discount
Pathfinder Bookshop 10% discount (online only)
Women’s Bookshop 10% discount
Hard to Find Books 10% discount
Poppies Bookshop (Remuera) 10% discount
Poppies Bookshop 10% discount
Wardini Books 10% discount
Beattie & Forbes Booksellers 10% discount
Poppies Bookshop 10% discount
Hedley’s Booksellers 10% discount
University of Otago Bookshop 10% discount