• NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship

    Open for applications from 10 June 2016 This award is open to writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record who are currently working on a new project. With grateful thanks to Peter Beatson this award occurs annually and provides the successful applicant with $7,000. To apply for this award you […]

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  • Applications open for the new $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) encourages New Zealand non-fiction writers of any genre, including those who write for an education audience, to apply now for the new CLNZ Writers’ Award. The $25,000 award is designed to enable writers to work on specific non-fiction writing projects, and takes research expenses into account. Featuring broad and inclusive […]

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  • Notice of the 2016 AGM for the NZ Society of Authors

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) 2016 AGM is to be held 2 pm Saturday 11 June at the Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Wellington. All writers welcome. That evening, 6pm, there is a Literary Dinner for members of the Society. To signal your attendance at the AGM, or to […]

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  • New Zealand Book Awards Trust

    New Zealand Book Awards Trust Books and their writers wield a transformative and defining power in any national culture. Every year, the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day champion and honour New Zealand’s literature.

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  • 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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