• 2020 CLNZ/NZSA $5,000 Research Grants Awarded to Four Outstanding Projects

    The 2020 Copyright Licensing New Zealand and New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc Research Grants have been awarded. The $5,000 grants support New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project. The judging panel received 55 applications and reported that the field […]

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  • 2020 CLNZ/NZSA $25,000 Writers’ Award has been won by Nick Bollinger

    Wellington writer Nick Bollinger has won the 2020 Copyright Licensing New Zealand and New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ)inc, $25,000 Writers’ Award for his project Revolutions Per Minute: The Counterculture in New Zealand 1960-1975. The resulting book project will include over 100 relevant illustrations and will tell the story […]

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  • Todd New Writer’s Bursary 2020

    The annual Todd New Writer’s Bursary allows a promising published writer or presented playwright, at an early stage of their career, to work on an approved project. Value: $20,000 Closing date 25 Sep 2020, 1.00pm Details here

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  • Fellowships at the Cullman Center

    “The Cullman Center is an unbelievable gift of time—time to settle in, master your material, and then rocket ahead with your work. You come in with an idea for one book but emerge with the seeds for many.” —Karan Mahajan, Fellow 2018-2019 Scope | Criteria and Terms | NYPL/American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships           […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2021 Writers in Residence Programme.

    The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to […]

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  • Former Poet Laureate the supreme winner at 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh’s first book for children has been judged the supreme winner at the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Mophead was awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year – during a virtual presentation this evening to […]

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  • 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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