• 2021 Sunday Star Times Short Story competition – Terms and Conditions

    In association with the Milford Foundation and Penguin Random House the prize pool this year is $9000, with $6000 awarded to the overall open category winner. It’s also the chance for writers to receive critical feedback and have the winning story published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Judges this year are acclaimed writers Patricia Grace, Rosetta Allan, Megan Dunn and Amy McDaid. Entries for the […]

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  • 2022 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING – call for submissions

    Submissions are now being accepted for the 10th William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given for works of fiction and nonfiction.   The awards, co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, are intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honour the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, […]

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  • CALLING ALL WRITERS – APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2022 GRIMSHAW SARGESON FELLOWSHIP

    Winning a writing fellowship transforms a writer’s life – opening doors and providing writers with the opportunity to focus on their craft. Published authors from across New Zealand are encouraged to apply for the 2022 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship as entries are now open. Throughout its 35-year history, the prestigious national literary award has offered writers […]

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  • Applications Invited For 2022 Randell Cottage Writers Residency open now

    Applications are now open for the 2022 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend, currently set at $27,450, and six months’ rent-free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings: Randell Cottage at 14 St Mary Street in Thorndon.   The Trust is particularly interested in hearing from mid-career and […]

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  • Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence – University of Canterbury 2022

    Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2022 Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 6 or 12 month fixed-term opportunity Salary of $66,000 (for 12 months, pro-rated for 6 months) What You Will Do This fixed term Residency has been created to foster New Zealand […]

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  • MĀTĀTUHI FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT LITERARY SECTOR FUNDING

    20 September 2021 The Mātātuhi Foundation is announcing two special grants to be offered before the end of the year: $8600 for a Māori-specific literary project and up to $100,000 for a one-off major project with the potential to change and grow our literary landscape. These two new grants supplement the Foundation’s upcoming biannual grant […]

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  • Cheapskates RNZ cough up

    READINGROOM RNZ tried to get away without paying writers a red cent for their work When Radio New Zealand recently announced its short story competition for the Nine To Noon show, writers from all over the country flocked to their computers to create or revise a story for submission. This isn’t surprising: there are limited avenues […]

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  • 2021 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

    Open to all NZSA members $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize Opens Thursday 09 September, closes 4pm, Thursday 14 October Brought to you by NZSA Auckland Branch Conditions of entry The competition is open to all NZSA members. All entries must be original and not previously published or broadcast. before the competition […]

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  • NonfictionNOW – Call for Hui participants: submissions due 27 September 2021

    Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Kia orana and warm Pacific greetings to you all! In 2021, NonfictioNOW takes a new form—adapting to the realities of the COVID pandemic while retaining its spirit and integrity. Despite a pandemic, we are still planning […]

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  • The 2021 Speculate Prize

    RMIT has launched an inaugural Speculate Fiction prize aimed at writers who explore the expansive possibilities of literature: those who imagine other worlds—other realities—that may even exist within our own. The 2021 Speculate Prize will be judged by Rose Michael (RMIT), Astrid Edwards (MWF), Nick Tapper (Giramondo Publishing) and critic Declan Fry. The winner will […]

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  • The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022 – now open for submissions

      The overall winner will receive £5,000, whilst the five regional winners will receive £2,500 each. All finalists will also receive a free membership from The London Library and have their piece published in Granta magazine. Read more about language, and other eligibility rules, here. Now into its second decade, the Prize has been career-changing for many writers: it showcases your work to a global […]

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  • Applications open – 2022 Residencies – Michael King Writers Centre

      APPLICATION: Writers Residencies 2022 The Michael King Writers Centre is offering seventeen supported residencies in 2022, with financial support from Creative New Zealand. Recipients can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a generous stipend and the opportunity to focus on a specific writing project. Applicants must be a New […]

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