• NZ Library Storytimes during COVID-19 – LIANZA/SLANZA LIMITED PERMISSIONS

    Schools and libraries are keen to ensure that New Zealand children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these unsettling times. Providing storytimes for children through online platforms is something that New Zealand authors and publishers and the cross-sector organisation, The Coalition for Books, are committed to supporting. […]

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  • ‘Normal Rules Don’t Apply’ – Creative NZ Explains Funding

    26 Mar 2020 Reproduced from The Big Idea. Emergency funding support – or lack of it – has been the arts’ hottest topic. Creative New Zealand fronts up to The Big Idea. There’s a well-worn adage that “life is a series of moments.” Some of them shape us more than others, their imprint forever altering […]

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  • Introducing NZ Writers Read

    With so many festivals, book launches and readings cancelled due to covid-19 we are aware that promoting your work just became a lot harder. That’s why we are launching ‘NZ Writers Read’, dedicated playlists on our Youtube channel of authors reading from their work. We want to have ‘NZ Writers Read Children’s Books’, ‘NZ Writers […]

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  • Update on New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc – life in the time of Covid-19.

    NZSA support government measures to contain Covid-19 and are following protocols All those who use our office space are observing the 4 week lockdown and working from home. NZSA physical office is closed for the next 4 weeks – or until we get the okay from government. NZSA programmes and awards are still running! CompleteMS and […]

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  • Creative New Zealand’s first phase COVID-19 response, $16m

    Kua takoto te manuka The leaves of the manuka tree have been laid down We promised to provide more information about our Emergency Response Package we announced last Friday. Please see our update below. Creative New Zealand can now confirm its Emergency Response Package, announced on Friday in response to COVID-19, will include a first […]

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  • The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has secured a partnership to provide quality resources for editors.

    IPEd and Biotext–Macquarie University sign MoU A memorandum of understanding (MoU), agreed between IPEd and Biotext Pty Ltd and Macquarie University, as joint publishers of the Australian manual of style and the website StyleHub, will advance the editing profession across Australia and New Zealand. The Australian manual of style is a soon-to-be-released, comprehensive, online style […]

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  • C. K. Stead’s riveting second memoir, taking us from graduate school to Smith’s Dream and the Springbok Tour.

    You Have a Lot to Lose A Memoir 1956 – 1986 C.K. Stead   Publishing 21 May 2020 Auckland University Press 9781869409128, $49.99 New Zealand’s most extraordinary literary everyman – poet, novelist, critic, activist – C. K. Stead told the story of his first twenty-three years in South-West of Eden. In this second volume of his memoirs, […]

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  • ‘This is a scary time’: coronavirus emergency fund set up for UK authors

    Author Philip Pullman said the grants of up to £2,000 designed to meet urgent need ‘will be enormously reassuring’ A £330,000 emergency fund for authors is being launched to support those facing “unmanageable” losses from the cancellation of events, book tours and school visits during the coronavirus pandemic. The Society of Authors, which launched the […]

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  • Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2020

    Five internships are available to Pasifika arts practitioners across all disciplines that are keen to build their experience in arts administration. We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified, hard-working, enthusiastic and determined people who are serious about forging a career in the arts. The Internships are paid and will run for 20 weeks, working […]

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  • Creative Residency – Canterbury

    This residency programme supports creative professionals practicing in any creative media to work on a project for up to three months at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. It is open to people from New Zealand and around the world for a residency period of between 1 and […]

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  • Sargeson Prize Short story competition

    First offered in 2019, the Sargeson Prize is New Zealand’s richest short story prize, sponsored by the University of Waikato.   Named for celebrated New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson, the Prize was conceived by writer Catherine Chidgey, who also lectures in Writing Studies at the University. Entries open on 1 April for the 2020 Sargeson […]

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  • Review of the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Author

    A review of the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors scheme started in March 2020. We have contacted people who have previously registered for the scheme and asked them to participate in a survey. If you wish to participate you can email us.   What is the Public Lending Right scheme?   The Public […]

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