• Tina Makereti wins NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship!

    The $7,000 fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance.   Kapiti Coast writer Tina Makereti will use the fellowship to work on her fiction project the Imaginary Lives of James P?neke. Tina said “I’m so […]

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  • Four compelling NZ writing projects awarded grants

            Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four fascinating New Zealand writing projects that, according to the judges, have great potential and stood out even amongst many other promising applications. The Stout Research Grant, […]

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  • Applications open for $3,000 NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016 

    Calling all authors of poetry, literary and imaginative fiction The New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial award has run biennially since 2008, thanks to a gift from the Janet Frame Literary Trust, to support a mid-career or established writer. This prestigious award is open to authors of poetry, literary or imaginative fiction. In […]

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  • CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants 2016

    Assisting Writers’ Research Efforts with four grants of $5,000. Three of the grants are Open Research Grants and the fourth, the Stout Research Centre Grant, includes the $5,000 plus a valuable six-week residential fellowship at the Stout Research Centre (SRC) at Victoria University of Wellington. Giving writers the ability to read and research more, with access to […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship

    Open for applications from 10 June 2016 This award is open to writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record who are currently working on a new project. With grateful thanks to Peter Beatson this award occurs annually and provides the successful applicant with $7,000. To apply for this award you […]

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  • Applications open for the new $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) encourages New Zealand non-fiction writers of any genre, including those who write for an education audience, to apply now for the new CLNZ Writers’ Award. The $25,000 award is designed to enable writers to work on specific non-fiction writing projects, and takes research expenses into account. Featuring broad and inclusive […]

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  • 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: call for nominations

    Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your pick of our finest writers for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Every year, New Zealanders are invited to nominate writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. New […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants – Recipients Announced!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipients of the NZSA Auckland Museum National and Auckland Regional Grants. The National Grant goes to Paolo Rotondo. Paolo is a screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker and actor who will be researching for his theatrical piece, Kororareka. Paolo will use the […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award – Recipient Announced!

    We are delighted to announce the winner of the NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2015 is Auckland writer Caroline Barron. With 73 entries for this award, the selection panel had a tough time deciding on a winner. The range and quality of the work submitted was impressive. Entries covered a broad range including novels, writing […]

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  • CLNZ Contestable Funding Round is open

    Writers are invited to apply to the CLNZ Contestable Fund. CLNZ is looking for projects that have clearly defined and measurable project outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund’s objectives, including projects that: • develop the professional skills of writers, including those who write for an education audience • seek to grow export markets for New Zealand […]

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  • NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship – Recipient Announced!

    We are delighted to announce the winner of the Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2016 is award-winning Otago poet Michael Harlow.   Michael Harlow will be using his fellowship to complete a book of prose poems with the working title All the Pianos in the Wood. The selection panel were enormously excited by the high […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant recipients 2015

    Four compelling NZ writing projects awarded grants Strong research is crucial to convincing writing and the recipients of this year’s Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)/New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants are four diverse and compelling writing projects. Open Research Grants of $5000 each were awarded to Heather McQuillan, Paul Moon and Philippa Werry. […]

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