• NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants Now Open for Applications

    Two WRITERS RESEARCH grants are now open for applications for writers working on a project that can utilise the considerable facilities and resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. These grants are offered by the Auckland Museum and NZ Society of Authors and can be used for fiction and non-fiction […]

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  • Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All

    Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All The 21st Going West Books and Writers Festival marks a new era, with new creative directors and a packed programme of events  proudly featuring home-grown authors, playwrights and songwriters in venues across West Auckland this September. Nicola Strawbridge, an experienced magazine and book editor, together […]

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  • Applications open for $3,000 NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016 

    Calling all authors of poetry, literary and imaginative fiction The New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial award has run biennially since 2008, thanks to a gift from the Janet Frame Literary Trust, to support a mid-career or established writer. This prestigious award is open to authors of poetry, literary or imaginative fiction. In […]

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  • HarperCollins Appoint New NZ Publisher

    HarperCollins Publishers is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Hedley as its New Zealand Publisher, replacing Finlay Macdonald who departed recently for a role outside publishing. Alex has been the General Non-fiction Publisher at Penguin Random House New Zealand for the last four years and is also a photographer and author in his own […]

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  • Chris Cleave to headline National Writers Forum

    Chris Cleave, internationally acclaimed author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Incendiary and The Other Hand (a.k.a. Little Bee, number one on The New York Times Best Seller list) is headlining the first ever National Writers Forum, to be held at the University of Auckland 17-18 September. ‘Chris is a brilliant writer who is willing to […]

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  • Emerging writers to receive manuscript guidance

    NZ Society of Authors is delighted to announce this year’s CompleteMS recipients.   Thirteen writers with manuscripts spanning contemporary fiction, historical novels, crime / psychological narratives, poetry, short stories, speculative fiction and non-fiction have been chosen for the NZSACompleteMS programme. This programme gives each writer a detailed assessment and feedback on their manuscripts by one of […]

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  • Northland Flash Fiction Prize awarded

    Sian Williams of Kerikeri was announced as the winner of the Northland Flash Fiction prize at an event at the Kings Theatre Creative on Sunday. The prize is awarded to the best entry in the annual National Flash Fiction Day competition. Flash fiction is short fiction of between 200 and 500 words, and is growing […]

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  • PEN NZ condemns the continuing ban by the Fijian government of TVNZ Pacific Affairs correspondent Barbara Dreaver

    MEDIA RELEASE : 13 June 2016 PEN NZ condemns the continuing ban by the Fijian government of Television New Zealand Pacific Affairs correspondent Barbara Dreaver. PEN views the continuation of this ban as an indication of the ongoing erosion of freedom of expression in the Pacific. New Zealand currently ranks 5th in the world in […]

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  • CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants 2016

    Assisting Writers’ Research Efforts with four grants of $5,000. Three of the grants are Open Research Grants and the fourth, the Stout Research Centre Grant, includes the $5,000 plus a valuable six-week residential fellowship at the Stout Research Centre (SRC) at Victoria University of Wellington. Giving writers the ability to read and research more, with access to […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship

    Open for applications from 10 June 2016 This award is open to writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record who are currently working on a new project. With grateful thanks to Peter Beatson this award occurs annually and provides the successful applicant with $7,000. To apply for this award you […]

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  • New Zealand Book Awards Trust

    New Zealand Book Awards Trust Books and their writers wield a transformative and defining power in any national culture. Every year, the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day champion and honour New Zealand’s literature.

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  • Secondary school writers win mentorships with professional authors

    Three talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the NZ Society of Authors Youth Mentorship Programme 2016. NZSA’s Youth Mentorship Programme is offered to three young writers (15-18yrs) every year and the selected youths will spend the next few months honing their writing skills and developing their craft under the mentorship of three of New […]

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