• Secondary school writers win mentorships with professional authors

    Three talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the NZ Society of Authors Youth Mentorship Programme 2016. NZSA’s Youth Mentorship Programme is offered to three young writers (15-18yrs) every year and the selected youths will spend the next few months honing their writing skills and developing their craft under the mentorship of three of New […]

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  • Interested in becoming more active in the literature sector?

    Nominations are open for a position on the NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) National Council.   To be on the National Council you need to be a published author living in a region that is open for nominations for a delegate.  You also need to be a member of the NZ Society of Authors (PEN […]

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  • What does NZSA membership mean for writers?

    “Being a member of the NZSA means not being alone. As a writer, I spend a lot of time in my own head, or holed up somewhere with ink stains on my fingers, or hunched over a computer. The NZSA provides great resources, and opportunities to work with people who can help you make the next step […]

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  • 2016 Mentorships’ announced for writers and graphic novelists 

    Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2016 with 14 chosen from a pool of 73 applicants. With a high standard of applications and wide variety of fascinating projects, the selection panel had their work cut out for them. The 2016 mentees are a diverse group of emerging writers spread across a wide range of […]

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  • NZSA crime writer Vanda Symon new chair at CLNZ

    New Chair for Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Copyright Licensing New Zealand has announced the appointment of Dunedin crime writer Vanda Symon to the position of Chair of the Board. Ms Symon takes over from Adrian Keane, Owner and Chief Executive of Edify Ltd, who has held the position since 2012. CEO of CLNZ, Paula […]

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  • Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Finalists Announced

    Debut writer nominated for $50,000 prize A Wellington writer’s first novel is a finalist in the country’s most prestigious book awards, rubbing shoulders with literary heavyweights, all contenders to win the new $50,000 Acorn Foundation Literary Award. David Coventry, whose debut book The Invisible Mile, about a New Zealander who in 1928 rode with the […]

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  • Flash Frontier

    The opening issue of 2016, the February dance issue, guest edited by Elizabeth Smither and James Norcliffe — who are also this year’s National Flash Fiction Day competition judges (comp is open — here for details) is available. Elizabeth and James were kind enough to share their insights after reading and selecting stories for this issue; you can find those comments at the top of the […]

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  • 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: call for nominations

    Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your pick of our finest writers for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Every year, New Zealanders are invited to nominate writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. New […]

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  • Waitangi Day Honours announced

    Two kiwi novelists making big waves on the international scene have been made Honorary Literary Fellows in the New Zealand Society of Authors’ annual Waitangi Day Honours. “As the country’s largest writers’ organisation, we believe it’s important to celebrate significant literary achievements, especially on the international stage,” said NZSA President, Kyle Mewburn. This year’s recipients are Paul Cleave, and Anna […]

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  • Two authors start 2016 with trans-Tasman mentorship with publisher

    NZSA / Hachette Mentor program recipients announced The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) and Hachette Australia and New Zealand are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 NZSA / Hachette Mentor Program. Originally only one writer was to get the opportunity to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript […]

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