• NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2018

    $10,000 Opportunity for Writers. Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and […]

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  • Phantom Billstickers pay tribute to the nation’s poets as they announce National Poetry Day 2018

       New Zealand is a nation of poets and poetry lovers. Last year Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day broke all records, with 120 events taking place in cities and towns all over the country. This year, Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (#NZPoetryDay) will be held on Friday 24 August 2018 and is set to be […]

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  • Applications are now open for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme

    Michael King Writers’ Centre New Zealand China Friendship Society   New Zealand’s literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers’ programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association for eight weeks in September and October 2018. The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an […]

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  • HIGH SPOT – new literary agency launches in NZ

      high spot   n. A highly regarded first or important edition of a book. The Agency Co-founded by literary agents Vicki Marsdon and Nadine Rubin Nathan, High Spot Literary is a full-service agency providing traditional literary agent services but with a broader marketing and social media eye. We are dedicated to guiding our authors to the greatest […]

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  • Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement – Nominate now!

    Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement  – Creative New Zealand Each year the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement recognise New Zealand writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. New Zealanders are invited to submit a nomination. Apply here;  http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/prime-minister-s-awards-for-literary-achievement

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  • Fullbright New Zealand Pasific Writer’s Residency – The closing date is 1 March 2018!

    Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is for a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to carry out work on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai‘i for three months. One award valued at NZ$30,000 is granted […]

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  • StartWrite: writing sample and synopsis assessments – open

    StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers and comic / graphic novelists who want to get an appraisal for part of their work. Writers can send in a piece of writing, up to 6,000 words (for poetry up to 24 pages), and a one page synopsis. Comic / Graphic novelists need to […]

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  • $10,000 Annual Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing – opens Jan 3 2018

    Mark 3 January 2018 in your calendars, writers of Australia and New Zealand, because that’s the date entries open for the $10,000 Annual Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing. Full details and the entry form are here. Submissions open 3 January and close 2 February, 2018.  The Text Prize aims to discover great […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2018

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist. The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme for 2018 seeks applications from writers and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. The writers and creators […]

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  • Michael King Writers’ Centre 2018 Residency Recipients Announced

    Next year New Zealand’s largest writer-residency organisation will host its largest-ever number of residencies, offering opportunities to 15 emerging and established writers – historians, memoirists, essay writers, fiction writers, poets and dramatists. Established writers include Courtney Sina Meredith (Early Summer), Fiona Samuel (Winter) Jacquie McRae (Māori residency), Tracy Farr (Spring) and Mark Broatch (Late Spring). […]

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  • The Craft of Writing: drafting your first novel – presented by NZSA Auckland!

      The Craft of Writing 6.30pm to 8.45pm, Friday 17 Nov and Friday 24 Nov  Writing your first novel and need some help? These two workshops will cover key aspects of novel writing relevant for work aimed at an adult, YA or a children’s audience. Learn about narrative structure, plot and character arcs, dialogue, point […]

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  • Whitireia GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING (APPLIED)

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING (APPLIED) – Applications close November 30   Whitireia’s highly regarded programme is the only full training course for publishing in New Zealand. Developed and run in partnership with the industry, the Graduate Diploma in Publishing (Applied) is modelled on an apprenticeship. It focuses on practical experience and industry contacts. All tutors are practitioners […]

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