• Acclaimed New Zealand writer Elizabeth Knox to receive honorary doctorate

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Acclaimed New Zealand writer Elizabeth Knox is to receive an honorary Doctor of Literature from Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington.   “Elizabeth Knox is an inspiration to young people and emerging writers and is helping grow the next generation of literary talent in Aotearoa New Zealand,” says Chancellor Neil Paviour-Smith. […]

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  • Allen & Unwin announces major new Crime Fiction Prize worth $25,000

    ATTENTION ALL CRIME AND THRILLER WRITERS! Why wait to make crime pay?  Is there a manuscript in your bottom drawer just waiting to be finished? Have you got a burning idea for the perfect crime . . . on paper? We are thrilled to announce the inaugural annual Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize. The […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 – apply between 7 August and 31 October 2020

    NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs The Lilian Ida Smith Award is offered by the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN Inc (NZSA) thanks to a bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui who had a keen […]

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  • NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2020 – Open for entries

    NZSA Canterbury announces the 2020 NZSA New Zealand Heritage Book Awards are open for entries.  Now in its seventh year, this event is now firmly established on the New Zealand Literary calendar. Past winners have included Fiona Farrell, Fiona Kidman and Brian Turner – and last year’s major winners were Andrew Crowe for his beautiful […]

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  • Otago University Robbie Burns Fellowship and Children’s Writer in Residence 2021 -open for entries

      Robert Burns Fellowship University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence Applications for 2021 Applications closing date Questions about the fellowships and the application process Fellowship applications Awarding the Fellowships Applications closing date Applications for the 2021 Fellowships close on Wednesday 26 August 2020. Applications must be made online. Questions […]

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  • New scholarships launched to help disabled writers and writers of colour self-publish

    Local Kiwi author Steff Green makes a living self-publishing romance novels. Now she’s launched an online course helping authors self-publish to a high professional standard – complete with a free scholarship programme for disabled writers and writers of colour.   Green’s online course, How to Rock Self-Publishing, is based on her popular book of the same […]

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  • Judges Announced as Submissions Open for 2021 Ockham NZ Book Awards

    Booksellers, academics, lauded writers, an acclaimed designer and an award-winning journalist are among the 12 people selected to judge the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, which open for entries today.   The Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, which offers $56,000 to the winner, will be judged by reviewer and bookseller Kiran Dass; books […]

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  • STORYLINES KIDS’ PICK WON BY STACY GREGG FOR SECOND TIME

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand www.storylines.org.nz Prince of Ponies by popular Auckland author Stacy Gregg has been picked by young readers nationwide as the winner of the 2020 Storylines Kids’ Pick competition run in association with What Now. Stacy Gregg is the second-time winner of the award run by the TV2 children’s programme […]

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  • Reflex Press Novella Award 2021 open for entries

    Reflex Press Novella Award 2021 Published by Reflex Press on 1 August 2020 The inaugural Reflex Press Novella Award is now open to works of narrative fiction of between 15,000 and 40,000 words. Closing date: midnight (UK time) 31 January 2021. Word limit: 15,000 to 40,000 words. Winners announced: May 2021 Prizes: winner – £1,000 and publication with […]

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  • HNSA ELIZABETH JANE CORBETT MENTORSHIP FOR YOUNG ADULT HISTORICAL FICTION

    In honour of historical novelist, Elizabeth Jane Corbett, the HNSA is offering the chance for a previously unpublished author from Australia or New Zealand to receive a mentorship with Wendy J Dunn to develop a completed first draft of an unpublished historical fiction manuscript for young adults. ABOUT ELIZABETH JANE CORBETT Elizabeth Jane Corbett sadly […]

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  • National Poetry Day 2020 – Poem and Lyric Competition KAIPARA COMPETITION

    National Poetry Day Competitions | 21 August 2020 |   National Poetry Day 2020 – Poem and Lyric Competition THE EBB AND FLOW OF THE KAIPARA The Kauri Museum runs the Poem and Lyric Competition for National Poetry Day in two phases. The Adult competition (over 18) and the student competition. The theme for this […]

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  • Writer in Residence 2021 at VIC – entries close September 30

    We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2021. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply.   Applicants should be writers on proven merit and must be a New […]

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