• National Writers Forum – exploring the art, issues and business of writing

    Patricia Grace, Nalini Singh, Ockham award-winner Stephen Daisley and Canadian writer Kate Pullinger are just some of the writers so far announced as participants in the inaugural National Writers Forum taking place on 17 – 18 September. They will be joined by publishers, agents, editors, festival directors and a range of other industry professionals from […]

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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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  • New Zealand HERITAGE BOOKS AWARDS 2015 Winners

    New Zealand HERITAGE BOOKS AWARDS 2015 Winners Book: A Bloody Road Home by Chris Pugsley Short Story: Alpha Crucis by Sandra Arnold Essay (Joint): Consequences of a Road not Travelled by Jill McCaw   |   I’ll be Back before You Know it by Robin McElrea Poem: I’ve always like to Ride in Trains by Karen Zelas New […]

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  • New Zealand’s Book Awards Announce First-Ever Longlist

    The 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ inaugural longlist reveals a rich collection of works reflecting cultural and historical diversity and deeply rewarding poetry and prose from authors and illustrators all over the country. There are 40 long-listed works; ten each from the four award’s categories – illustrated non-fiction, general non-fiction, poetry and fiction. New Zealand […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day: Winning Stories

    Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction publishes National Flash Fiction Day Winners Go here to read top stories by Frankie McMillan and Leanne Radojkovich and other highly commended stories, regional prize winners and also long-listed selections.  

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme

    For writers and comic book / graphic novelists who want professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. Applications for 2016 programme have now closed. Applications for the 2017 programme will open December 2016. More

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