Awards | Grants | Fellowships | Hachette Mentorship

When submitting to any of the following awards or fellowships, please format your manuscripts along these guidelines.

Manuscripts should be:

  • Printed on one side of an A4 sheet.
  • Either 1.5 or double spaced with either double space between paragraphs, or indented paragraphs.
  • A wide margin (3cm) at the sides and top (5-6cm).
  • In a legible typeface such as Times New Roman.
  • Pages should be numbered.
  • The title should be included in a footer/header on each page.


NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship

pohutukawaAnnual fellowship offering a stipend of $7,000.

Open for applications 9 June to 18 August 2017

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CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants

clnzFour research grants valued at $5,000 each.

Open for applications  16 June to 21 July 2017 

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NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award

home-office-336377_1920 PNG B&WOffered biennially for writers over the age of 35 years and valued at $3,000.

Open for applications 21 July to 30 October 2017

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NZSA Auckland Museum Research Grants

auckland-museumThe grants comprise one National Grant of $4,000 (with 4 weeks funded accommodation at the Michael King Writers Centre in Auckland offered in addition to the stipend) and one Auckland Regional Grant of $2,500 for local writers. The purpose of these grants is to create an opportunity for two writers to utilise the facilities and resources of the Auckland Museum Library in the development of their manuscript.

Opens for applications in August 

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Hachette Mentorship

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Proudly presented by Hachette Australia In partnership with The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.)

The Hachette Mentoring Program gives one writer an opportunity to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript under the mentorship of Hachette Publishing Australia.

Open for applications 9 October to 4 November 2017

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NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature

janet frameThe was a biennial award for mid-career fiction writers valued at $3,000.
The final Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature was given out in 2016.




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