• NZ On Air announces Public Interest Journalism Fund details

      In February Minister of Broadcasting and Media, Hon Kris Faafoi announced $55 million to provide targeted, short to medium-term support for public interest journalism. The Public Interest Journalism Fund will be administered by NZ On Air. The Public Interest Journalism Fund is designed to provide three years of transitional support to the media sector, […]

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  • Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize: Entries open

      Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand and the Margaret Mahy Estate are delighted to announce the return of the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize for a third year. The Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize 2021 offers a unique opportunity for an unpublished New Zealand-based illustrator to illustrate Mahy’s classic children’s story There’s A King in the Cupboard. Working […]

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  • NZWG Seed and Seed Advanced Round 1 2021 OPEN

    Seed Grants Scheme for New Zealand Writers.  New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) and New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) are excited to announce the continuation of the Seed and Seed Advanced grants pathways in 2021, with Round 1 now open. The NZWG Seed grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own. […]

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  • MCH: $60 million Creative Innovation Programme Revealed

    Do you have a bold idea that could be a game-changer?   Find out how you can be involved in the first step of the Cultural Sector Innovation Creatives – by their name and by their nature – are innovators. That ability to see the world through a different lens and both find solutions and […]

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  • Asia Pacific Writers Translators – Meridian now open for submissions from their members.

    Submissions Open Now! APWT have teamed up with Joao Roque Literary Journal on a special edition Asia Pacific of the Mind. Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts, announces the publication of Meridian, an anthology collaboration with the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators. Not an APWT member? Information on memberships available here: https://www.apwriters.org/become-a-member/ […]

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  • New Zealand’s richest short story prize launches with acclaimed writer Patricia Grace as Chief Judge for 2021

    The Sargeson Prize launches Thursday, April 1, offering New Zealand’s richest short story prize to local writers, with more than $8000 in prize money available across two categories.   Now in its third year, the competition is named for celebrated New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson and is sponsored by the University of Waikato. It was […]

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  • Call for submissions for poetry anthology

    ‘Up Flynn Road, across Cook Strait, through the Magellanic Cloud…’ the title of our planned poetry anthology is taken from the poem Meditations upon walking a Dog by Dean Ballinger. We are looking for unpublished travel poems that take the reader on journeys into the immediate neighbourhood, within New Zealand, overseas but also into imaginative spaces, […]

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  • Playwrights b4 25 is back for 2021 – open for submissions

    For this 2021 competition, Playmarket is interested in writers under 25 who take risks and throw care to the wind, as well as those who write strong, conventional plays. Write about anything you like that matters to you in any way you like, for any kind of audience you like. In partnership with Auckland Live. […]

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  • Landing Press’s new project for 2021 open now – an anthology of poems about housing

    Here’s Landing Press’s new project for 2021: an anthology of poems about housing Whether you own a house, rent or are homeless, housing is a source of nostalgia and comfort, a source of stress and fear, a changing landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand. We want to hear anything you have to say about housing. We […]

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  • FfFast Fibres Poetry 8 call for submissions

    FfFast Fibres Poetry 8 call for submissions   The theme of Fast Fibres Poetry 8 this year is open. We invite poets with a strong Northland connection to submit 3 of their best poems. Please include a two-line biographical statement. Deadline: June 11 Send submissions by email:fastfibres@live.com Note: Each poem should preferably be no longer than […]

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  • James George encourages future Māori writers to enter Pikihuia short story awards

    24 March 2021 Short story awards named a ‘stepping stone to success’ for Māori writers.   First-time and emerging Māori writers are encouraged to enter the 2021 Pikihuia Awards. The short story awards, which occur every second year, have become known as a stepping stone to success for Māori writers. Chair of the Māori Literature […]

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  • ARA HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE NOW $100,000 WITH CYA CATEGORY ADDED

    Exciting news! The HNSA, in partnership with our generous sponsor, ARA Group, is expanding the ARA Historical Novel Prize to include a category for outstanding Children and Young Adult (CYA) literature.  Open to Australian and New Zealand novelists The submission process will be administered by the HNSA’s partner, the New England Writers’ Centre. For further information, […]

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