• 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    In honour of historical novelist, Elizabeth Jane Corbett, the HNSA is offering the chance for a previously unpublished author from Australia or New Zealand to receive a mentorship with Wendy J Dunn to develop a completed first draft of an unpublished historical fiction manuscript for young adults.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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  • Emerging Māori Writer in Residence at VIC- entries close October 30

    Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, is currently seeking an Emerging Māori Writer in Residence for three months in the first half of 2021.   This is an exciting new opportunity for emerging Māori Writers in Aotearoa. Applications are invited from Māori writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and […]

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  • NZSA member Gareth Ward wins Sir Julius Vogel award – Clockhill and the Thief

    Gareth’s first novel, The Traitor and the Thief, a rip-roaring young adult Steampunk adventure, won the 2016 Storylines Tessa Duder Award, the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel, a 2018 Storylines Notable Book Award and was a finalist in two categories at The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. […]

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  • 2020 creative writing competition opens today Otago University

    Monday 20 July 2020 Have a go … the University’s annual creative writing competition for Otago students and staff opens today – with the theme “only connect…”. The University’s second annual creative writing competition for students and staff opens for entries today. Writer 2020 offers all staff and students at all of Otago’s campuses the opportunity […]

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  • 2020 Awards: Virtual events to bring Books Alive for Aotearoa’s young readers

    Wednesday 29 July From the most remote backblocks to our biggest cities, Kiwi kids around the country will be able to get up close with Aotearoa’s best children’s authors and illustrators thanks to the wonders of the internet and the hard work of some very dedicated librarians. If there’s a silver lining to the COVID-19 […]

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  • Booker Prize 2020 longlist announced

    28 July 2020 The longlist for the 2020 Booker Prize has been announced.   The 13 books longlisted for the £50,000 (A$90,000) prize are: The New Wilderness (Diane Cook, Oneworld) This Mournable Body (Tsitsi Dangarembga, Faber) Burnt Sugar (Avni Doshi, Hamish Hamilton) Who They Was (Gabriel Krauze, Fourth Estate) The Mirror and The Light (Hilary Mantel, Fourth Estate) Apeirogon (Colum McCann, […]

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  • 2021 Gifkins Prize Open for Entries

    Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc are thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The prize, which celebrates the life and work of the writer and agent Michael Gifkins, seeks fiction manuscripts by […]

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