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    Applications open for a new award for New Zealand writers of fiction – $5,000

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are proud to announce the launch of this new award which supports the completion and/or publication of new fiction by mid-career fiction writers from New Zealand. The NZSA Shaw Writer’s Award was established by novelist Tina Shaw to encourage the development of […]

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    CLNZ NZSA 2024 Research Grants Open

    Applications open for cash grants to support NZ writers   Applications are now open for the CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants to help writers research a fiction or non-fiction writing project. Kua tuwhera ināianei ngā tono mō ngā Karāti Rangahau o te CLNZ | NZSA hei āwhina atu māu e rangahau tō hinonga, tō kōrero paki, […]

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  • Dan Davin Literary Foundation Prize open 2024

    ​ ​ Deadline:     By 5 pm, Friday 26th July 2024  Categories:  Students:    Creative Writing of your choice:  Maximum of up to three entries (of different genres) per student. Words per Entry between 1000-1500 Senior Students: Under 19 (as of 31st December 2023) and Year 11 – 13 secondary students Junior Students: Year 7 – 10 studying at […]

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  • Hawke’s Bay Readers & Writers Trust Announce Rush Cottage Writers’ Residency

    Hawke’s Bay Readers & Writers Trust, in conjunction with Black Barn Retreats, is excited to announce a brand new residency for Aotearoa writers.    Applications are invited from writers who are currently resident in Aotearoa, working on any of the following forms: short stories, the novel, poetry, creative non-fiction, memoir and graphic novels. Applicants will need […]

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  • OPEN! The International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation).

      Entry is open to all who are at least 18 years old, whatever their place of birth, residence, nationality or citizenship. New, emerging and experienced writers are all warmly invited to participate. 1) The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length fiction, non-fiction, or poetry (founded 2008) offers a cash prize and publication. 2) The Proverse […]

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  • Announcing the 2024 Moore Prize Jury for Writing on Human Rights

    1 May, 2024 – For immediate release The Christopher G. Moore Foundation is delighted to announce the jury for their eighth annual literary prize honouring books that feature human rights themes. The Prize has been established to provide recognition to authors who, through their work, contribute to the universality of human rights. This unique initiative […]

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  • Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship is open

    THE ARTS FOUNDATION KATHERINE MANSFIELD MENTON FELLOWSHIP The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship is for an established creative writer to spend three months or more in Menton in southern France to work on a project or projects. Applications are now open for the 2024 Fellowship, and close on the 14th June 2024. What can you write? […]

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  • NZSA Announces Manawatū Regional Roadshow

    Manawatū Regional Roadshow 9AM – 4PM, SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2024, TE WHARE WAIRUA MERERIKIRIKI, 140-148 MAXWELLS LINE, AWAPUNI, PALMERSTON NORTH What’s on: Mihi Whakatau and Opening Kōrero with Caroline Barron Workshops: Make ’Em Laugh – Write Funny with Kathryn Burnett; On the Same Page with Sacha Cotter and Joshua Morgan; Create Your Own World with Cassie Hart; Elevate Your Story: Memoir, Caroline Barron; Big Burning World, […]

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  • Te Kaituhi Māori Hui May 3-5 Tui tui tuhituhia (Come together, write)

    Nau mai haere mai e ngā kaituhi Māori! Te Kaituhi Māori is delighted to extend to you an invitation to join us for a three-day wānanga that celebrates and explores the richness of Māori literature, hosted by Te Kaituhi Māori, a new Māori-led kaupapa that is supported by the New Zealand Society of Authors Te […]

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  • Announcing the NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2024 shortlist

    Announcing the NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2024 shortlist We are pleased to announce the four writers who have been shortlisted for an award that celebrates fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ are: Abigail von Ahsen with Flawless, Jade Hallamore with Infused with Magic, Jacqueline Owens with Vividwater, and Tracy Farr with Wonderland. (l to r: […]

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  • Anne Kennedy to judge $1000 Poetry Prize – Kathleen Grattan IWW Sequence 2024

    International Writers’ Workshop NZ Inc 12 April 2024 Anne Kennedy is the judge of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2024 with a first prize of $1000 for the winner. Anne is a Tāmaki Makaurau poet, novelist and teacher. Awards include the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry, the NZ Post Book Award […]

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  • A shot at literary fame: 2024 Sargeson Prize opens 

    Entries for New Zealand’s richest short-story competition, the Sargeson Prize, are open and last year’s winner is encouraging others to “go for it”.   Fiction and poetry writer Anna Woods won $10,000 in the 2023 Open Division and a two-week summer writing residency at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland with her story ‘Pig Hunting’. “The […]

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