• 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 […]

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  • ‘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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Congratulations to NZSA member Lorraine Orman – the 2020 Betty Gilderdale Award recipient

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for 2020 goes to writer and mentor Lorraine Orman   Christchurch author, librarian and reviewer Lorraine Orman is the winner of the 2020 Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for services to New Zealand children’s literature. Her achievements as […]

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  • New Zealand writing thrives in Covid-19 lockdown – Dunedin’s Angela Pope wins this year’s Sargeson Prize

    New Zealand’s richest short story competition has thrived despite challenging circumstances for writers. Angela Pope was one of the hundreds of New Zealand writers who used the Covid-19 lockdown in April to get creative and enter this year’s Sargeson Prize short story competition, sponsored by the University of Waikato. She has received $5000 for her […]

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  • Meet our 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates

    24.09.20 Meet the 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates – congratulations to NZSA member Shayne Carter The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi welcomes seven new Laureates to our 100-strong alumni. Established in 2000, the Arts Foundation Laureate Awards celebrate and empower New Zealand’s most outstanding practising artists across all genres. The Award recognises their potential for an enduring career […]

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  • 2021 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the 2021 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship. The fellowship comprises six months of accommodation in a restored colonial cottage and a stipend currently set at $27,000. It will run from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021 and is advertised subject to confirmation of CNZ funding. Closes  6 […]

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  • WAIKATO UNIVERSITY – WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2021 – Applications open

    University of Waikato & Creative NZ Writer in Residence 2021 School of Arts Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $53,300 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative […]

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  • Kiwi kids seek out books with positive messages – Whitcoulls Kids Top 50 – 2020

    September 28, 2020, 5:00am Local book Aroha’s Way by Craig Phillips is a huge hit with Kiwi kids, storming onto the Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books List at number three. Announced today, Phillips is a newcomer to the List with his timely and comforting book, which helps children cope with anxiety. Whitcoulls Book Manager Joan […]

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  • 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel awarded to Gigi Fenster for ‘A Good Winter’

    Gigi Fenster has received the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for her novel, A Good Winter. Fenster receives a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties. The award was accepted during an online event hosted by Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc). […]

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  • Te Papa Tupu writers announced for the 2021 MLT programme – whakamihi

    Six aspiring Māori writers have been chosen to take a step forward in their journey to publishing. The writers are:  Ashlee Sturme (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Awa), Edgecumbe Deborah Williams (Ngāi Tahu), Whāngārei Geraldine Warren (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto), Auckland Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa, Te Whakatōhea), Whāngārei Olivia Aroha Giles (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Āti Awa, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi […]

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  • Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence, University of Canterbury – open for application for 2021

    Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2021 College of Arts Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 6 or 12-month fixed-term opportunity Salary of $60,000 (for 12 months, pro-rated for 6 months) What You Will Do This fixed-term Residency has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing a full time opportunity […]

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