• The 2023 edition of Turbine | Kapohau has landed 

      This year’s issue of Turbine I Kapohau, the annual online literary journal of the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML)—Te Pūtahi Tuhi Auaha o te Ao, is now live. The journal showcases new fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry from the 2023 Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing workshops at the IIML, as well as […]

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  • Cloud Ink Press is now open to submissions for 2024

    Cloud Ink Press is now open to submissions for 2024 Cloud Ink Press is now open to considering submissions of adult or young adult fiction from New Zealand writers who are citizens or permanent residents – until 20 February 2024. We are looking to publish novels which have a New Zealand flavour but will also […]

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  • The Philippines and Central Otago feature in prize-winning writing

     Adam Foundation Prize   An essay collection exploring a family’s life between Aotearoa and the Philippines and a poetry collection embedded in the landscapes of Central Otago have been awarded the Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing and the Biggs Family Prize in Poetry by the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) for 2023. Examiners […]

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  • Manchester Writing Competition 2023 winners revealed as Tracey Slaughter and April Yee

    8th December 2023 Manchester Poetry Prize and Fiction Prize awarded to best unpublished writing Tracey Slaughter and April Yee have won the 2023 Manchester Writing Competition, the UK’s biggest awards for unpublished writing. Poet Slaughter took home the Manchester Poetry Prize, and Yee was awarded the Manchester Fiction Prize at a gala awards ceremony on Friday […]

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  • Psychological thriller wins inaugural Phoenix Prize

    5 December 2023 A pacy psychological thriller set in contemporary Sydney has won the inaugural Phoenix Prize for its author Rachel Paris, a Master of Creative Writing student from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts. Rachel is an NZSA member. The Phoenix Prize recognises a University of Auckland Master of Creative Writing (MCW) manuscript […]

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  • Playwright and novelist Renée dies in Wellington aged 94

    Mākaro Press  11 12 202 Released by Renée’s publisher, Mary McCallum (Mākaro Press and The Cuba Press); her agent, Playmarket Director Murray Lynch; and Renée’s eldest son and literary executor, Christopher Taylor. Renée (Ngāti Kahungunu) ONZM (1929 –2023) has died peacefully in Wellington, on the evening of 11 December 2023, aged 94. She was one of […]

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  • Judges announced for 2024 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

      12 DECEMBER Public and school librarians, teachers, booksellers, award-winning authors and illustrators, as well as passionate advocates of te reo Māori and te ao Māori, make up the two panels appointed to judge entries in the 2024 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.   Wānaka secondary school and public librarian Maia […]

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  •   2024 SARGESON FELLOWS ANNOUNCED: Meager & Shapiro

    8 December 2023 New Zealand writers Josie Shapiro and Zoë Meager have been awarded the prestigious 2024 Sargeson Fellowship. Both Shapiro and Meager are NZSA members and we celebrate their achievement.   The fellowship is a national literary award that for the past 36 years has offered published New Zealand writers the opportunity to focus […]

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  • UK Trade bodies launch joint updated industry statement on professional values

    The UK Publishers Association,UK Society of Authors, UK Booksellers Association and UK Association of Authors’ Agents have relaunched a document,  updated by representatives of the industry associations in consultation with their memberships. A number of new organisations have also endorsed the statement, including the Association of Illustrators, the Translators Association, Publishing Scotland, the Independent Publishers […]

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  • The 2023 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition winners have been announced by the NZSA Auckland Branch

    PRESS RELEASE – 7 December 2023 The 2023 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition winners have been announced by the NZSA Auckland Branch today. ‘The short story genre is alive and thriving in New Zealand.’ So said renowned author Graeme Lay on Saturday, when he announced the 2023 winners of the annual short story competition named […]

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  • Innovative IPEd and VenX partnership connects authors with professional editors

    The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) is excited to announce an innovative new partnership with VenX that will connect aspiring authors with professional editors. The partnership ensures self-published authors have access to expert and experienced editing – the often hidden, yet essential part of the publishing process. With the self-publishing market growing, IPEd CEO Karen […]

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  • Graeme Lay featured on new episode of NZSA Podcast

    Episode four of our new season of the NZSA Oral History Podcast is out today! Graeme Lay is the author of more than forty books of fiction and non-fiction and many many shorter works. If you write short stories you might have read one of his, or entered the New Zealand Society of Authors Graeme […]

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