Join us to build on your skills, grow your career, find connections and make a difference for writers in Aotearoa

You can find out more about membership benefits or sign up via the form below.

Pick the right membership for where you’re at

Our membership covers a wide range of writers, illustrators and industry professionals at every stage of their careers. From journalists to comic artists, scriptwriters to bloggers, novelists to games writers and translators to poets, all disciplines are welcome. 

Membership Type
Full Membership This is suitable if you’re a published writer.
Associate Member This membership is suitable if you’re an emerging writer.
Student Member This membership is suitable if you are currently enrolled in a recognised writing course.
Affiliate Member This membership is suitable if you’re an organisation or corporate who wishes to support the work of the NZSA.

What do we mean by a ‘published writer’?

A published writer is someone who has written one or more of the following:

  • At least one book that has been published and made available for purchase in New Zealand by an established publisher; 
  • At least one book that they themselves have published and made available for purchase in New Zealand; 
  • More than five shorter works of fiction or non-fiction that have been published by a recognised publisher or which they themselves have published and which indicate an intention by that author to be seen as a writer of professional standing; 
  • Written a play or other script that has been produced on stage, radio, television, a recognised internet platform, or other medium, or lyrics that have been published with a musical score; or 
  • Written a work or works or otherwise engaged in activities that indicate an intention on the part of that person, to be seen as a writer of professional standing, or show that person to be a strong supporter of, or participant in, the profession or craft of writing 

Please note our membership is open to all New Zealand citizens and/or residents living here or aboard.


Membership Type Annual Fee (incl GST) Plus print copy of quarterly NZ Author (incl GST)
Full Membership $140 $155
Associate Member $140 $155
Student Member $70 $85
Affiliate Member $200 ?

Please note:

  • Membership fees can be paid annually, six-monthly or monthly.
  • If you are joining to apply for any of our opportunities which require membership (e.g. CompleteMS), you need to pay choose the six-month payment option. You can change to a monthly or annual plan at a later date.
  • Payment can be made via online banking or PayPal.
  • We offer a four-week trial period. If membership is cancelled during this time your payment will be refunded (minus a 20% administration fee).
  • Overseas members will receive all communications from the NZSA electronically.

Renewing Member

If you want to renew your membership or re-join the NZSA, please make your payment via the options below then you can modify your details via the profile page. If you have forgotten your password, please click on forgot password and reset.

You can pay your membership subscription renewal by these methods: 

  1. Via online banking and bank deposit our details are: BNZ, The New Zealand Society of Authors. Account number: 02 0112 0045385 00. Please write your name in the details line. 
  1. Via Paypal:
  • Go to Send and Request. 
  • Enter the recipient’s name, email address ( or mobile number and click Next. 
  • Enter the amount, choose the currency, add an (optional) note and click Continue. 
  • If available, choose your payment type. 
  • Choose how you want to pay and click Next. 
  • Review the information and click Send Payment Now. 

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