• 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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel – a new literary prize for New Zealand writers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 Text Publishing is proud to announce the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel, an exciting new award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand.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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  • Women of Influence 2017 – finalists announced

    Congratulations to NZSA member Paula Morris who has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 Fairfax Media and Westpac Women of Influence Awards. From farmers to fund managers to fashionistas, finalists in this year’s Fairfax Media and Westpac Women of Influence Awards are drawn from a wide range of fields, but each has one thing in […]

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  • The New Zealand International Film Festival 2017

    The 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival  is full of treats and showcases the pinnacle of writing for the big screen.  There are some great book adaptations: for children Swallow and Amazons and Jasper Jones (YA) are just two of the books realised on screen as well as the stunning and poignant A Monster Calls by […]

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  • 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced on the evening of Monday, 14 August in Wellington. Finalist Author Events Young readers will have a chance to meet the finalist authors in early August, at three big events. The first is in Christchurch (Monday, 7 August […]

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  • Emerging writers receive manuscript guidance

    NZ Society of Authors is delighted to announce this year’s CompleteMS recipients. Thirteen writers with manuscripts that span contemporary fiction, historical novels, narrative non-fiction, young adult writing, comedy mystery, women’s fiction and poetry have been chosen for the NZSA CompleteMS programme. This programme gives each writer a detailed assessment and feedback on their manuscripts by one of […]

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  • Two new authors from NZSA Auckland branch meet Pen and Sword Publishing in Yorkshire

    Two new authors from Auckland meet Pen and Sword Publishing in Yorkshire Pen and Sword owner Charles Hewitt and Katie Eaton his marketing manager couldn’t believe the coincidence of being visited by two New Zealand authors within two days of each other. ‘Very few of our authors come to see us here in Barnsley’ said […]

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  • Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards 2017 finalists announced

    Finalist Works Unlock Secrets to a Better Life  Unconditional love, mysticism, consciousness and death feature in this year’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards finalist works, written by New Zealanders from all walks of life and from all over the country. The Awards’ judges’ convenor, Adonia Wylie, says it is always surprising the depth […]

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  • PANZ & CNZ FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION

    The Publishers Association of New Zealand manages the international market development initiatives for New Zealand literature on behalf of Creative New Zealand. This includes an international promotional fund to support New Zealand authors to attend literary festivals or engage in other international promotional events or activity. International Promotional Fund for Literature Through the International Promotional Fund for Literature support […]

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  • National Poetry Day August 25

    Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day celebrate 20 years with diverse poetry collection To mark the 20th anniversary of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (NPD), 20 leading Kiwi poets were asked to select one of their own poems, something they felt spoke to New Zealanders now. They also chose a poem by an emerging poet, writers […]

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