• TEXT PRIZE FOR YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN’S WRITING call for entries

    2023 Text Prize Call for Submissions   The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is an annual $10,000 prize awarded to an outstanding unpublished manuscript. Since its inception in 2008, the Text Prize has become one of the most renowned prizes for young adult and children’s writing in Australia and New Zealand. Eligible […]

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  • NZCYP Judges announced for 2023

    Convenor of judges Nicola Daly is an Associate Professor at the University of Waikato, where she is codirector of the Waikato Picturebook Research Unit and teaches courses in children’s literature. Nicola’s research focus is the use of languages in picture books, and she has received several fellowships to pursue this interest, including at the International Youth Library […]

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  • NZ Summer of Reading campaign launched by Read NZ

    An online campaign launching today will again encourage Kiwis to pick up a book and share their reading this summer. NZ Summer of Reading is a light-hearted campaign to share and promote reading for relaxation and pure fun. Now in its second year, it will run until the end of January. Read NZ Te Pou Muramura […]

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  • Legendary Author Joy Cowley Draws Thousands of Spellbound Young Kiwis to Special Online Event

    Wellington,1 December 2022 More than 4,000 young Kiwi booklovers in schools and libraries across the country attended a very special online event yesterday, where legendary author Joy Cowley read from her classic tale The Tiny Woman’s Coat (illustrated by Giselle Clarkson from Gecko Press) and answered questions about her love of reading, writing, and penning […]

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  • Coalition for Books & KETE – Summer Reading Guide

    The Coalition for Books is delighted to partner with Booksellers New Zealand to produce the Summer Reading Guide 2022.  For the first time, a lift-out NZ section features all of the best pukapuka leading into Christmas, and as with previous Coalition campaigns, this section will be distributed via the Listener at the end of this […]

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  • The recipients of the 2022 Contestable Fund Grants – $73,000 granted

    CLNZ is excited to announce the successful recipients in this year’s round of Contestable Fund Grants. Applications were invited for projects that had clearly defined and measurable outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund’s objectives. There were a total of 38 applications received, covering a wide range of topics and subjects, with funding contributions made […]

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  • STORYLINES NATIONAL STORY TOUR VISITS AUCKLAND 21 – 25 NOVEMBER 2022

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa The Storylines Story Tour visits schools and libraries: Monday 21 November         – Northcote, Birkenhead, Birkdale, Takapuna, Mairangi Bay, Red Beach, Whangāpārāoā Tuesday 22 November        – Howick, Cockle Bay, Shelly Park, Mt Eden, Three Kings, Remuera, Meadowbank Wednesday 23 November – Glen […]

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  • Submissions open for 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    16 NOVEMBER 2022  The New Zealand Book Awards Trust Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa is now inviting submissions for the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in Aotearoa. Titles with release dates between 1 April 2022 […]

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  • Radio New Zealand Storytimes Information for Aotearoa Authors and Publishers

                    Background                                          www.storytime.rnz.co.nz In June 2022 Radio New Zealand (RNZ) commenced a project to move the collection of 1700 RNZ Storytimes to an online (internet-based) platform. The authors of these stories have […]

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  • New Zealanders encouraged to give the gift of reading to children and young people in need this Christmas

      Children’s book-gifting charity Kiwi Christmas Books is aiming to deliver a record number of books into the hands of under-privileged kids this Christmas – and they are calling on generous New Zealanders to help them do it. Members of the public can donate books through their local participating bookstore from November 1 or directly […]

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  • Storylines announces 2022 Notable Book award winners

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa  1 November 2022  2022 Storylines Notable Book Awards announced The excellence of New Zealand publishing for children and young adults is reflected in the list of Storylines Notable Books in five genres announced today by the Storylines Children’s Literature Trust Te […]

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  • INVITATION: Canadian Creative industries Virtual Pre-Mission to Australia and New Zealand

    The Government of Canada is pleased to invite participants to the upcoming Canadian Creative Industries Virtual Pre-Mission to Australia and New Zealand. This virtual event is organized by the Department of Canadian Heritage, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, and is scheduled to take place on October 26-28, 2022. Canadian creative industries virtual pre-mission program […]

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