• Call for judges in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    We are seeking experts in and passionate advocates of children’s literature to judge the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The call for expressions of interest in being a judge for the 2018 awards opens today and closes on October 30.  A total of five judges will be appointed for the […]

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  • The NZSA / Hachette Mentorship Program open for applications 

    Writers! An opportunity to be mentored by a publisher The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), in association with Hachette Australia and New Zealand, are once again offering the opportunity for one writer to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript under the joint mentorship of Hachette Australia and New Zealand. […]

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  • Randell Cottage Writer’s Residency – Applications open

    Applications are now open for the 2018 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend of $22,000 and six months’ rent free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings. Built in Thorndon in 1867, the Cottage has been painstakingly restored and is close to the National Library, the Turnbull Library […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2017 – apply between 21 July and 30 October 2017

    NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2017 Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs The Lilian Ida Smith Award is offered by the NZ Society of Authors PEN Inc (NZSA) thanks to a bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui who had a keen interest in the arts. Lilian […]

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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel – a new literary prize for New Zealand writers

    Announcing a new literary prize for New Zealand writers. Entries open 28 July 2017. Text Publishing is proud to announce the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel, an exciting new award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand. Thanks to a generous financial commitment from Ann Hatherly […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2017

    Assisting New Zealand Writers’ Research Efforts In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, the 2017 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants open for applications from Friday 16 June 2017. Four grants of $5,000 each are available. […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2017 – open for applications

    NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship open for applications 9 June to 18 August 2017 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 generously donated by Peter Beatson and provides the successful applicant with a […]

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  • CompleteMS – Open for Applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that is ready to take to that next level? Apply now for the NZSA CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme – a programme that provides writers with essential critical feedback on an advanced work, moving it closer to publication. CompleteMS suits writers who have completed a manuscript through […]

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  • Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers  

    Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2017 offers these aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November, giving them the opportunity to […]

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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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