• 2021 Sunday Star Times Short Story competition – Terms and Conditions

    In association with the Milford Foundation and Penguin Random House the prize pool this year is $9000, with $6000 awarded to the overall open category winner. It’s also the chance for writers to receive critical feedback and have the winning story published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Judges this year are acclaimed writers Patricia Grace, Rosetta Allan, Megan Dunn and Amy McDaid. Entries for the […]

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  • Our writers are being hung out to dry – FROM THE SPIN OFF

    Mandy Hager | Guest writer Published in The SpinOff September 25, 2020 Opinion The president of the New Zealand Society of Authors wants very much to talk about money. It’s six years since I last bought new knickers. I know this because it’s six years since I earned enough to replace the old ones I’d […]

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  • Appointment of an NZSA Director for Copyright Licensing NZ Board 2022

    Appointment of an NZSA Director for Copyright Licensing NZ Board 2022 Copyright Licensing New Zealand The Organisation Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is jointly owned by the Publishers Association of New Zealand, Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc (NZSA). The only […]

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  • Whiti Hereaka, Recipient of the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2022

    Whiti Hereaka is an award-winning novelist and playwright of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Tainui and Pākehā descent, based in Wellington. She will use the fellowship to complete the research and development for a new novel. Whiti says: ‘I’m not sure if there are enough exclamation marks in the world to express how thrilled I am to be […]

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  • 2021 Given Words poems chosen – the winners from National Poetry Day 2021

    17 September 2021 We are delighted to share with you the winning poems from the Given Words competition for Phantom National Poetry Day 2021. New Zealanders of all ages were invited to write a poem including five words chosen from the te reo poetry film Noho Mai, which features a poem by Peta-Maria Tunui. The […]

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  • Sci-Hub, Copyright, and Creativity

    Libertarian politics undergird techno-utopianism. Canada can teach us a lesson.   Kent Anderson It’s become commonplace to hear copyright denigrated as a useless and archaic constraint on information flows. Despite commercial protections of intellectual property dating back to the US Constitution (and before) as a way of promoting “the Progress of Science and the useful […]

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  • Speechki: Synthetic Voicing to Augment the Industry’s Audiobook Inventory

    In Feature Articles by Publishing Perspectives Staff  September 21, 2021  The text-to-speech technology handled by Speechki, an exhibitor at Frankfurter Buchmesse, offers faster, less expensive paths to audiobook production.   Offering 251 Voices in 72 Languages The digital acceleration experienced by many parts of the world publishing industry during the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic meant not only a greater adoption […]

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  • 2022 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING – call for submissions

    Submissions are now being accepted for the 10th William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given for works of fiction and nonfiction.   The awards, co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, are intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honour the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, […]

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  • Do you whakapapa to one or more Iwi? You can now update this in your NZSA author profile

    Kei ngā pītau whakarei o ngā waka huri noa i te motu, herea mai ō koutou waka ki tēnei kaupapa kōrero, tēnā koutou katoa. Do you whakapapa to one or more Iwi? Please update your iwi affiliations in your Author Profile and go in the draw to win one of 3 x 1yr renewals of your NZSA membership. This opportunity […]

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  • Horizon 2020 Writers Income Survey – NZ

      Horizon Research Writers’ Earnings Survey Report 2021 FINAL Click on the link above to read the survey on writers earnings in NZ for 2020.

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  • Attorney-General asked to investigate National Library-Internet Archive deal – STUFF

    Click here to read:       Attorney-General asked to investigate National Library-Internet Archive deal | Stuff.co.nz Article by Andre Chumko on STUFF  Sep 15 2021 Authors and publishers have asked the Attorney-General to investigate the legality of the partnership between the National Library and the Internet Archive ahead of a looming New York court case […]

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  • NZSA ADVOCACY – Policy Tweaks to Improve Conditions for NZ Writers

      NZSA ADVOCACY POLICIES 2021

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