• NZSA Canterbury Branch Christmas: Quiz and Comp Celebration!

    Join us on Thursday the 14th of December for the NZSA Canterbury Christmas party!   6pm at Toi Auaha (5 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central City). This year we’ll be celebrating with a short story and poetry competition. If you’d like to enter, please RSVP HERE by the 10th of December, and include a copy of your […]

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  • Landfall and non/fictionLab announce collaboration for 2024

    Otago University Press is excited to announce that Landfall and RMIT University’s non/fictionLab are coming together to commission a series of essays on the topic of ‘making space’. The essays will be trans-Tasman collaborations; each will include at least one writer with connections to Aotearoa and at least one with connections to Australia. Up to […]

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  • NZSA is now a Registered Charitable Entity

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaithu o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc has been successful in its application to become a  charity. As of October 19, 2023 NZSA is now a registered charitable entity CC61705. It is also now a donee organisation.

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  • Auckland Branch Christmas Networking meeting

    NZSA Auckland branch Christmas Network meeting is on Saturday 2nd December at Freemans Bay School, 95 Wellington Street, Ponsonby.   RSVP here  Feel free to bring wine, dress up Christmassy, and we’ll provide the rest. There will be an auction of sponsored items and the announcement of the winners of the 2023 Graeme Lay Short Story competition. […]

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  • Creative NZ new investment policy – sign up to information sessions

    Join Creative New Zealand to learn about the new funding opportunities and support on offer for artists, collectives and arts organisations from 2024. You’re invited to our online information and Q+A sessions taking place from 15 to 27 November. Early in the year, we asked what the future of arts development in Aotearoa New Zealand […]

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  • The Diaspora Grows Louder – Books by Aotearoa’s South Asian Writers

    Published on KETE Books and RNZ Saraid de Silva curates a selection of recent books by Aotearoa’s South Asian writers. Find more information about the books in this selection here. I’m lucky that so many of my literary heroes are South Asian. As a teenager, reading the work of writers like Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri, […]

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  • The 2023 NZPS Poetry Anthology – how to order

    It’s here!!! The 2023 NZPS Poetry Anthology – white-hot heart – is now available for you to order. Go here to order but make sure you read ALL the instructions first. Everything you need to know is in the order instructions and on the order form itself. But if you get stuck, simply email info@poetrysociety.org.nz […]

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  • NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2024 – open for applications

    Award for fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. As set by Laura, the main criteria for the exciting prize is for new writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. Published and unpublished writers are invited to […]

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  • 2023 Storylines Notable Book Awards announced

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand   Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa  MEDIA RELEASE 2 November 2023  Storylines Children’s Literature Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa is delighted to once again celebrate excellence in New Zealand publishing for children and young adults with the announcement of this year’s Storylines Notable Book Award winners. […]

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  • Summer Reading Guide Kete Books & Booksellers NZ

        Click HERE to view the 2023-2024  KETE/Booksellers NZ/Coalition for Books New Zealand 2023-2024 Summer Reading Guide.    

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  • Ingrid Horrocks named as 2024 International Institute of Modern Letters Writer in Residence

     Acclaimed memoirist, essayist, poet, and fiction writer Ingrid Horrocks has been appointed Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2024.   Dr Horrocks’ most recent book of essays, Where We Swim, was published internationally to rave reviews, with the Australian Book Review […]

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  • Sargeson short story top prize taken home by compelling ‘Pig Hunting’ tale 

    Sargeson short story top prize taken home by compelling ‘Pig Hunting’ tale The “worthy and admirable winner” of New Zealand’s richest short story competition has been announced, taking home $10,000. Anna Woods from Auckland was named winner of the 2023 Sargeson Prize with her short story ‘Pig Hunting’ on Saturday evening as part of the 20th Annual Frank […]

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