• Australia’s Prime Ministers Literary Awards 2022

    PMLAs 2022 winners announced 13 December 2022 The recipients of the 2022 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (PMLAs) have been announced. The winners in each category receive $80,000 and the shortlisted writers each receive $5000. All prizes are tax-free. Selected from shortlists announced in October, the winning books are: Fiction Red Heaven (Nicolas Rothwell, Text) Poetry Human Looking (Andy Jackson, […]

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  • 2022 Bram Stoker Awards – Preliminary ballots

    The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with more than 1,800 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/) Works on this ballot […]

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  • Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency!

    NZ Pacific Studio Re-opens After a hiatus due to the pandemic, our international arts residency programme re-opens with two residency opportunities for Tangata Whenua and Writers. Posted: Monday 23 January 2023 Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency! Open to creative people from Aotearoa, this two-week residency is offered between the 13th […]

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  • Dan Disney wins the 2023 Porter Prize

      Dan Disney was named the overall winner of the 2023 Peter Porter  Poetry Prize at an online ceremony on 19 January 2023 for his poem ‘periferal, fantasmal’. The Porter Prize – Australia’s most prestigious poetry competition – is worth a total of $10,000. This year’s judges – Sarah Holland-Batt, Des Cowley and James Jiang […]

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  • TEXT PRIZE FOR YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN’S WRITING call for entries

    2023 Text Prize Call for Submissions   The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is an annual $10,000 prize awarded to an outstanding unpublished manuscript. Since its inception in 2008, the Text Prize has become one of the most renowned prizes for young adult and children’s writing in Australia and New Zealand. Eligible […]

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  • Royal Society 2022 Pou Aronui Award: Champion for digital humanities

    Professor Paul Millar, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, University of Canterbury, has been presented with the Pou Arounui Award for his commitment to growing capacity and expertise in New Zealand in digital humanities, which involves the intersection of digital technologies and humanities disciplines. During his career, Paul has obtained $2.42 million funding for digital […]

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  • Anthony Byrt appointed University of Waikato’s 2023 Writer In Residence

    Art critic and writer Anthony Byrt will devote the next 12 months to three major projects after being named the Kaipukahu University of Waikato Writer in Residence for 2023. Between his time on campus, Anthony will spend time on the road with New Zealand artist Shane Cotton for his new book, begin his interview-based collaboration […]

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  • 2023 Ngaio Marsh Awards open for entry

    The entry period for the 2023 Ngaio Marsh Awards is Dec 1 – Feb 15. Frankly, we can’t wait to dive into some of the amazing array of fabulous #yeahnoir tales published by Kiwi storytellers in 2022 (or 2021-2022, in the case of our non-fiction friends). Also, after a hiatus in 2022 for our popular Mystery […]

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  • Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency 2023

    We are inviting applications for the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency.   One award valued at NZ$33,300 is granted each year to an established New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to carry out work on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa […]

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  • Pikihuia Awards now open for submissions

    # PIKIHUIA AWARDS Open for submissions  The Māori Literature Trust & thier amazing delivery partner HUIA are proud to announce that the iconic Pikihuia Awards are open for submissions. They cannot wait to welcome submissions in te reo Māori and English in all three sections. Kaua e whakamā, whether you’re a seasoned writer, a tuakana […]

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  • NZ Writers celebrated with New Year Honours 2023

    Congratulations to the New Zealand Aotearoa’s writers and those across the arts community who were recognised in this New Years Honours list for 2022. Writers who received recognition include Dr. Haare Williams, Pānia Papa, Dr. Lana Lopesi, Dr. Paul Maunder, and Dr. Gina Cole. We also congratulate Dame Miranda Harcourt for her work championing NZ […]

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  • Turbine | Kapohau writers off to a flying start

    16 December 2022 This year’s issue of Turbine | Kapohau, the annual online literary journal of the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) | Te Pūtahi Tuhi Auaha o te Ao, is now live.   The journal showcases brand new fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry from the 2022 Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing […]

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