• WebWorkshops: A NZSA Professional Development Initiative

    Originally published in NZ Author – Spring 2020 In many professions continuous development is a requirement: if you want to call yourself an ‘architect’ or a ‘doctor’ you need to keep training regularly throughout your career. We don’t have this kind of mandated requirement as writers, but it is risky to think that attending one […]

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  • Calling all writers – applications are now open for the 2021 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship.

    The Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship is back looking for writers ready for their 2021 placements. The Fellowship, now in its 34th year, is a national literary award offering published New Zealand writers the chance to focus on their craft full-time, a historic environment to write in, along with financial support and networking opportunities.   Applicants must […]

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  • NEW NZ BOOKS SITE KETE LAUNCHING WITH STUFF TO SHARE REVIEWS

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and online. Kete is delighted to partner with Stuff, a New Zealand-owned media […]

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  • ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD – Submissions now open

    Submissions are now open for the 2021 Adam NZ Play Award.   Awards may be given in the following categories: Best Play Best Play by a Māori Playwright Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright Best Play by a Woman Playwright McNaughton South Island Play Award Dean Parker Adaptation or Non-Fiction Award The competition is open […]

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  • Sydney Writers Festival Podcast series released

      Sydney Writers’ Festival   Playlist by Sydney Writers’ Festival Australia’s largest celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Bringing together the world’s best authors, leading public intellectuals, scientists, journalists and more.   Subscribe to podcast:  Apple Podcasts  Spotify  RSS feed   OR CLICK HERE    435 clips in playlist: Reckoning and Retribution Lucia Osborne-Crowley’s I Choose Elena and […]

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  • Sydney Writers Festival – on line event RICHARD FLANAGAN: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

    Richard Flanagan: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams 29 September  ONLINE EVENT BOOK TICKETS Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan joins Jennifer Byrne for a fascinating discussion about his highly anticipated new novel The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.  An ember storm of a novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is Flanagan at his best. In a world of perennial […]

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  • Love in the Time of COVID: A Chronicle of a Pandemic

    E karanga e te iwi e! Call for submissions and introduction Love in the Time of COVID: A Chronicle of a Pandemic has evolved from a conversation – or, rather, a series of conversations – between friends, colleagues and family about how and where we could meet during lockdown to tell our stories, share our […]

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  • Todd New Writer’s Bursary 2020

    The annual Todd New Writer’s Bursary allows a promising published writer or presented playwright, at an early stage of their career, to work on an approved project. Value: $20,000 Closing date 25 Sep 2020, 1.00pm Details here

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  • Fellowships at the Cullman Center

    “The Cullman Center is an unbelievable gift of time—time to settle in, master your material, and then rocket ahead with your work. You come in with an idea for one book but emerge with the seeds for many.” —Karan Mahajan, Fellow 2018-2019 Scope | Criteria and Terms | NYPL/American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships           […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2021 Writers in Residence Programme.

    The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to […]

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  • SUBMISSIONS FOR TURBINE 2020 ARE NOW OPEN

    Turbine  Kapohau literary journal at the International Insitute of Modern Letters through Victoria University of Wellington.   Submissions are now open for the 2020 issue, due 2 November FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE SEE    www.turbinekapohau.org.nz  

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  • New Digital Poetry Journal, Tarot, Calling for Submissions

    Tarot is a free-to-access digital poetry journal for progressive Aotearoa voices. Issues are released biannually on 1 June and 1 December. Submissions close 1 April and 1 October. Interested poets may submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems (and a 30-50 word third-person bio) to editor [at] tarotpoetry.nz We are unfortunately not offering remuneration to […]

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