• NZSA Mentor Programme 2020 – open for applications

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist. The NZSA Mentor Programme accepts applications for the 2019 programme from 1 Dec 2019 to 1 Feb 2020. The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2020 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, […]

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  • 2020 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship

    Randell Cottage Writers Trust Applications are now open for the 2020 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend, currently set at $22,000, and six months’ rent-free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings. We’re looking for writers whose work has already been published and well received. We particularly want […]

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  • Same Same but Different launch inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest

    Welcome to the inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest.2/10/2019With the amazing support of Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, Same Same but Different are again running a short fiction writing award. From 2020 it celebrates the life and work of our founder, Peter Wells. First prize is $1000 cash for the winning story, $500 for the runner […]

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  • Victoria University of Wellington announces Emerging M?ori Writer’s Residency

    10 September 2019 To mark Te Wiki o te Reo M?ori, Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the inaugural Emerging M?ori Writer’s Residency for 2020. The Residency, supported by Creative New Zealand, runs for three months and includes a writing room, a mentor, and a stipend of […]

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  • Applications Invited For Randell Cottage Writers Residency?

    Applications are now open for the 2020 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend, currently set at $22,000, and six months’ rent-free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings. The Trust is particularly interested in hearing from mid-career and M?ori and Pasifika writers. Built in Thorndon in 1867, the […]

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  • Words Change Lives – Coveted Literary Fellowship Opens Applications – 2020 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship

    Winning a writing fellowship changes the course of a writer’s life, opening doors and allowing writers to think and apply their craft. Applications for the 2020 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship are now open. Virginia Woolf advocated for a room of one’s own – and the Grimshaw Sargeson provides a historic environment to write in, along with […]

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  • 2020 University of Auckland residencies

    Writers in residence The University Of Auckland Residencies enable up to four writers each year to work on creative projects and interact with our students. We work in partnership with the Michael King Writers Centre and Creative New Zealand to host these residencies. Each residency includes accommodation in a historic villa in Devonport, a financial […]

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  • Announcing the Surrey Hotel writer’s residency in association with Newsroom

    AUGUST 22, 2019 Steve Braunias Steve Braunias edits Newsroom’s books section, ReadingRoom, is an author and a noted writer for the NZ Herald. Newsroom literary editor Steve Braunias announces the coolest writer’s residency in New Zealand. New Zealand authors – actual authors, prospective authors, old authors, young authors, literary authors, genre authors, every kind of […]

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  • University of Waikato & Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2020

    Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $52,000 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. The position is open to poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2020 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 generous stipend and the opportunity to […]

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  • 2019 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

    The Graeme Lay Short Story Competition opens exclusively to NZSA members today. This year there is over $800 in prize money. Open to all NZSA members $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize Opens 16 August, closes 4pm, Friday 4 October Brought to you by NZSA Auckland Branch Conditions of entry The competition […]

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  • Storylines Dame K?terina Te Heik?k? Mataira Award

     The Storylines Dame K?terina Te Heik?k? Mataira Award is open to all New Zealand writers and is made annually, when merited, to the New Zealand author of an unpublished work written originally in te reo Maori. The award carries a monetary prize of $1500. The next award will be made in April 2020, with the […]

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