• MOPHEAD TAKES TOP HONOURS AT PANZ BOOK DESIGN AWARDS

    A book described as a “sensation” has been judged the overall winner at the 2020 PANZ Book Design Awards. Mophead, Selina Tusitala Marsh’s autobiographical tale written for children, but just as beloved by adults, was awarded the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book sponsored by Nielsen Book at a ceremony held in Ponsonby this evening. […]

    Continue reading
  • Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Book Awards’ winners and runner’s up 2020 announced

    Award-winning author, artist and filmmaker Stephanie Sinclaire Lightsmith of Seatoun, Wellington has won this year’s $10,000 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Book Award for Creative Alchemy: The Science of Miracles; a work that references the latest in neuroscience, biology, quantum science, psychology and metaphysics to help us create a better world. The Awards’ Book category […]

    Continue reading
  • Pip Adam named as Victoria University Writer in Residence

    20 October 2020 Acclaimed novelist Dr Pip Adam has been appointed the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2021. Celebrated for their formal daring and emotional rawness, Dr Adam’s books include a collection of stories Everything We Hoped For, and the […]

    Continue reading
  • University of Otago fellowships named

    Monday, 19 October 2020 Award-winning novelist and West Coast newspaper reporter Becky Manawatu has been named as next year’s University of Otago Burns Fellow.   The university also announced that Heather McQuillan is the University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence. Otago humanities division pro-vice-chancellor Prof Tony Ballantyne said […]

    Continue reading
  • NZSA Auckland Museum Research Grant and Residency Now Open for Applications

    Applications are now open for a $5000 research grant and residency for writers wishing to work on a project that will utilise the resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. The grant also offers the recipient the opportunity to take up four weeks funded accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ […]

    Continue reading
  • 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards – shortlists announced

    NZSA Heritage Literary Awards Announce Shortlist NZSA Canterbury Branch Date: 14.10.20 Judges have announced the short lists for the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. All work this year was asked to reflect on “Encountering our Stories: Art, Culture, Identity.” New categories this year are Te Reo books and Children’s Books. 50 entries were received […]

    Continue reading
  • Submit an Entry- 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

    2021 Story – Submit an Entry Before you enter your story, do make sure you read the eligibility and entry guidelines which you can download here as a PDF in বাঙালি , 中文, English, française, Ελληνικά, Kiswahili, Malay, Português, Samoa, தமிழ், and Türk. Please also like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates on opportunities for writers, interviews, and discussions throughout the year. Make sure you don’t […]

    Continue reading
  • Inaugural NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize Opens

    New award for fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize is an exciting new prize, which celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. This prize will be judged within the criteria set by Laura Solomon, for new writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. Both published and […]

    Continue reading
  • FINAL WEEK TO GET YOUR SEED ENTRY IN

    Ok writer folks, now is the time to get those applications in! You only have a few days left, so best get them in and approved while there is still time. Then you can just sit back and wait for that phone-call to come… Seed Grants represent an opportunity for writers to be innovative, to […]

    Continue reading
  • Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award.

    E ngā kaituhi reo Māori! Enter your manuscript for the Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award. – any genre (picture book, junior fiction, YA fiction, non-fiction) – original works in te reo Māori (not translations) – deadline 31 October. Enter online: https://bit.ly/36mBMdi Receive a guaranteed offer of publication with HUIA and a cash prize of […]

    Continue reading
  • ‘WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE YOUNG IN AN AGEING WORLD?’ – NINE DOTS PRIZE OFFERS $100,000 FOR THE BEST RESPONSE

    Prize backed by Cambridge University – and leading figures including Anne Applebaum, Petina Gappah and David Runciman – promotes innovative thinking in response to global issues. The Nine Dots Prize has today (Friday 2nd October) revealed the question it will pose as part of a global problem-solving competition, offering US$100,000 and a book deal with […]

    Continue reading
  • STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS 2020 – brochure release

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS Storylines 2021 Notable Book Awards The 2021 Storylines Notable Book Awards will be presented in October next year, to maximise the potential for booksellers to highlight the award-winning books to parents and wider whānau as Christmas gift options. The 2021 awards therefore cover a one-off 19-month period, with a 31 August 2021 […]

    Continue reading