New Zealand Writer’s Handbook 6th Edition


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First published in 1990, the Bateman New Zealand Writer’s Handbook (March release, rrp $34.99) is now in its sixth edition. Considered by many to be the classic guide for writers, it has been revised and updated to bring it right up to the present day. Over the years, it has held an essential place on the work desks of New Zealanders who write, whether that be freelance journalism or book-length publications. A recommended text for writing courses around the country, the Handbook offers advice on a myriad of useful subjects including:

  • where to get your manuscript assessed
  • how to present your manuscript for publication
  • researching your family history or whakapapa
  • apps and authors
  • writing for children and young adults
  • details of awards and fellowships
  • a plethora of writing courses
  • and the nitty gritty of taxation

As in previous editions, the Handbook offers up-to-date directories of magazines, newspapers and publishers. New chapters look at the art of writing fiction and the basics of digital publishing.


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