• New Zealand Writers Guild announces the recipients of the First Round 2021 NZWG Seed and Seed Advanced Grants

    The New Zealand Writers Guild is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the first round of Seed and Seed Advanced for 2021. Seed is one of the most competitive writer-only grants for draft feature film scripts in New Zealand. They want to take this opportunity to thank the writing community for continuing to write with spirit, originality and most […]

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  • Irish writer captures Kiwi readers’ hearts and minds – Whitcoulls Top 100 2021

    Celebrating 26 years of asking Kiwi readers to vote for their favourite books, Irish actor turned writer Lucinda Riley is newly crowned at number one with her series The Seven Sisters in the 2021 Whitcoulls Top 100 Books List, announced today (Monday 26 July.) This is a real vote of confidence for Riley’s hugely popular […]

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  • 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel: Open for Entries

    Text Publishing and the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are  thrilled to announce entries for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The Prize seeks fiction manuscripts by published and unpublished authors who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. It celebrates […]

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  • STORYLINES JOY COWLEY AWARD – open for entries

    The Storylines Joy Cowley Award was established in 2002 when Storylines contacted Scholastic New Zealand, one of Joy’s publishers, asking them to join with Storylines in creating an award that would recognise the exceptional contribution Joy Cowley has made to children’s literature and literacy in New Zealand and internationally. The Storylines Joy Cowley Award for an original picture […]

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  • Talia Marshall wins Surrey Hotel writers residency

    Six writers share the spoils of New Zealand’s coolest residency award Dunedin genius Talia Marshall is winner of the 2021 Surrey Hotel-Newsroom writers residency award. She collects $3000 and can take up residence at the Surrey Hotel in Grey Lynn, Auckland, for seven nights to work on a collection of personal essays. In second place, Wellington short […]

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  • Visual masterpieces and record entries for the 2021 PANZ Book Design Awards

    There’s nothing like the irresistible allure of a beautifully made book, and entries for the 2021 PANZ Book Design Awards show New Zealanders have never had so many to choose from. With nearly 150 submissions received for this year’s awards, the four judges faced a real challenge when it came to settling on a shortlist. […]

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  • Creative NZ – current funding opportunities

    Creative New Zealand offers funding for short-term projects and longer-term planning, with the first decisions notified in mid-September 2021: Arts Grants 2021/2022 round 1 (http://ow.ly/QHc150FoFkr) Todd New Writer’s Bursary 2021 (http://ow.ly/nq7250FoFkJ) Annual Arts Grants 2021 (http://ow.ly/HPui50FoFl6) Each Arts Grants round will close when 225 applications have been submitted, or the closing date is reached. Check […]

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  • 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize – opens July 15

    The 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize will be opening 15 July 2021. We look forward to reading your submissions. First prize: $AU$6,000 Four other shortlisted poets: $AU$1,000 Opens: 15 July 2021 Closes: 4 October 2021 Judges: To be announced. Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the eighteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all […]

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  • Todd New Writer’s Bursary 2021

    The annual Todd New Writer’s Bursary enables a writer or playwright at an early stage of their career to write a new work. Amount: Varies Find out who got funded recently  Artforms funded: MULTI-ARTFORM: LITERATURE. NGĀ TOI MĀORI. PACIFIC ARTS. THEATRE. Funding rounds Opening dates: July 5 Closing dates: August 6 Notification dates: September 10

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  • Applications are open for Fulbright New Zealand Scholarships!

    Fulbright New Zealand offers a range of exchange awards for New Zealanders wanting to study, research, teach or present their work in the US.  Scholarships are available for graduates, scholars, creatives and other professionals across most disciplines. The Fulbright programme of international educational exchange was an initiative of American Senator J. William Fulbright, who in […]

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  • THE SURREY HOTEL RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEWSROOM – open for applications

    Steve Braunias edits Newsroom’s books section, ReadingRoom. His latest book is a true-crime collection, Missing Persons. He is a noted writer for the NZ Herald. READINGROOM $5K Surrey-Newsroom writers residency open Closes July 10 Announcing the 2021 Surrey Hotel-Newsroom writers residency Calling all writers wanting the rare chance to sit down in privacy and comfort […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day winners 2021

      Announcing… the NFFD winners — all titles and authors are posted here!  Susan Wardell — 1st Catherine Trundle — 2nd Sophia Wilson — 3rd Melanie Dixon — Highly Commended Vera Dong — Highly Commended Tim Saunders — Highly Commended and the MICRO MADNESS winners, posted each day June 01 – 22 here!  Congratulations to Tom O’Brien […]

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