• New Zealand Society of Authors / Auckland Museum Research Grants – Recipients Announced 

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipients of the NZSA Auckland Museum National and Auckland Region Grants. The National Grant goes to Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley whose winning proposal focuses on landscape and scent structured in such a way that each section responds to […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2017

    The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme for 2017 seeks applications from writers and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. This year, as part of our commitment to Creative New Zealand, we have again tagged 3 mentorships for […]

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  • Laurence Fearnley wins Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016

    We are delighted to announce Laurence Fearnley is the recipient of the Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016. The NZ Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award of $3,000 is awarded to an author of literary or imaginative fiction or poetry with the purpose of supporting a mid-career or established writer in furthering their literary career. Laurence […]

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  • Tauranga Writers inc – call out to past members

    TAURANGA WRITERS INCORPORATED was established on 21st June 1967 when Edna Pithie and Verna Dowrick instigated the first meeting of what was then the Tauranga Writers Group, which met in the Sunhaven Motel in Cameron Road that Edna was managing at the time. The group continued to meet there for some months after that first […]

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  • Public Lending Right – IMPORTANT NOTICE November 2016

    Important notice for publisher writers about PLR 2016 payments If you registered titles with the National Library for the Public Lending Right scheme (PLR), on or around the 28th October you will have received an email with the survey results for the titles you have registered. The list shows your books broken down into ‘versions’, […]

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  • Courage Day 15 November 2016

    PEN NZ has received the names of writers PEN is officially recognising this year for Courage Day, known as The Day of the Imprisoned Writer outside New Zealand. These five writers have suffered threats, attacks and imprisonment solely for their peaceful free expression work, that are emblematic of the risks faced by our colleagues worldwide. […]

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  • Hachette Mentorship Programme – apply between 10 Oct and 13 Nov

    Writers! An opportunity to be mentored by a publisher The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), in association with Hachette Australia, are once again offering the opportunity for one writer to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript under the mentorship of Hachette Australia. Now in its second year, this initiative […]

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  • National Writers Forum – post event blog

    Being at an event that you’ve programmed can be a very strange thing. It’s like going behind the counter at your favourite cafe– suddenly, the mechanics of the space become visible and your outlook on the whole experience is totally different. The National Writers Forum programme was a long time in the planning. Thinking about […]

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  • Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award

    Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award   Neville Peat, wildlife photographer and author of over 40 books, was presented with the new CLNZ Writer’s Award at the inaugural National Writers Forum in Auckland tonight. Neville receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project “The Invading Sea”. The […]

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  • The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) issues scam warning: Writers beware

    Media release: 14 September 2016 The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) is increasingly concerned about writers being scammed with bogus publishing ‘deals’. The NZSA is receiving an increasing number of enquiries from writers falling into the trap of paying large sums of money to get their book published only to find their expectations are […]

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