• Poetry at Piha | The Listening Sand – Going West April 30 Free

    Poetry at Piha | The Listening Sand Free Event Saturday 30 April, 2pm – 5pm North Piha Glade and Beach Registration essential: info@goingwestfest.co.nz Ready for a unique environmental writing experience? We’re once more unleashing real-time poetry crea tion on the iron sands of Piha. Gather in the glade at North Piha for a delightful poetry […]

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  • Announcing the NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2022 shortlist

    We are pleased to announce that five writers have been shortlisted for an award that celebrates fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. NZSA congratulates shortlisted writers Philippa Werry, Rachel Fenton, Wes Lee, Jacqueline Owens, and Murray Edmond. Almost 70 applications came in for this prize and the shortlist judging panel of Tina Shaw and […]

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  • University of Waikato 2022 Sargeson Prize

    Annual short story competition First offered in 2019, the Sargeson Prize is New Zealand’s richest short story prize, sponsored by the University of Waikato. Named for celebrated New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson, the Prize was conceived by writer Catherine Chidgey, who also lectures in Writing Studies at the University. Entries open on 1 April for […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its Inaugural 2022 International Residency with Australia

    The Michael King Writers Centre in association with Varuna, The National Writers’ House in Katoomba, NSW, Australia is pleased to announce a new residency for New Zealand writers. The writer awarded the residency will receive return flights to Sydney, four weeks accommodation and meals at Varuna, a NZ$5,000 stipend and the opportunity to appear at […]

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  • Narrative Prize 2022 – open for submissions

    The $4,000 NARRATIVE PRIZE is awarded annually for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or work of literary nonfiction published by a new or emerging writer in Narrative. The deadline for entries for each year’s award is June 15. The prize is announced each September and is given to the best work […]

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  • Calling all Māori storytellers!

    Te Pou Theatre Ka tangi te pīpīwharauroa, ko te karere a Mahuru Kōanga is heralded by the blossoming of the kōwhai and the call of the pīpīwharauroa as it returns to our shores. This is traditionally a time of joining together and combining efforts to prepare the ground and plant for the next harvest.  We […]

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  • NZSA CompleteMS Programme opens

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that’s ready to take to the next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction, non-fiction… Apply now for the NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme. The NZSA CompleteMS assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will receive essential critical feedback on an advanced work, moving it closer to […]

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  • Apply for the 2022 Artist in Residence – Auckland Regional Parks

    Calling on artists working in all art forms – visual artists, such as photographers, printmakers, painters, sculptors, film makers or installation artists and creators such as composers, writers, poets and choreographers! Each year Auckland Council selects an artist to live and work in an Auckland regional park. The Artist in Residence creates new work influenced […]

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  • Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors is open for submissions!

    Submissions are now open for Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors, the annual climate fiction contest from Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. The contest calls for short stories of 3,000 to 5,000 words that envision the next 178 years of equitable climate progress. Judges include renowned authors Sheree Renée Thomas (winner of two World Fantasy […]

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  • Hachette Aotearoa NZ appoints Kate Stephenson to newly created Senior Publisher role

    Mel Winder, Managing Director, is delighted to announce that Hachette Aotearoa NZ has appointed Kate Stephenson, previously Fiction Publisher at Wildfire/Headline Publishing Group (part of Hachette UK), to the newly created role of Senior Publisher. Kate began her publishing career in 2009 in New Zealand at Steele Roberts after completing the Whitireia Diploma of Publishing, […]

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  • Mountain Book Competition 2022

    We love sharing tales of epic, and often hair-raising adventures set in some of the world’s most remote, often beautiful, sometimes hostile, environments. Celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, the NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival is scheduled to run in Wānaka from 24 to 29 June, in Queenstown June 30 to July 2, and […]

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