• BolognaFiere Announces an Online Rights Trading Option

    April 1, 2020 In an attempt to maintain its place in international rights for children’s and YA content, Bologna Children’s Book Fair follows its cancellation with news of an online trading program. At the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2020 news conference announcing the programming that would be postponed and then canceled in the coronavirus COVID-19 […]

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  • ‘Normal Rules Don’t Apply’ – Creative NZ Explains Funding

    26 Mar 2020 Reproduced from The Big Idea. Emergency funding support – or lack of it – has been the arts’ hottest topic. Creative New Zealand fronts up to The Big Idea. There’s a well-worn adage that “life is a series of moments.” Some of them shape us more than others, their imprint forever altering […]

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  • Introducing NZ Writers Read

    With so many festivals, book launches and readings cancelled due to covid-19 we are aware that promoting your work just became a lot harder. That’s why we are launching ‘NZ Writers Read’, dedicated playlists on our Youtube channel of authors reading from their work. We want to have ‘NZ Writers Read Children’s Books’, ‘NZ Writers […]

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  • Creative Residency – Canterbury

    This residency programme supports creative professionals practicing in any creative media to work on a project for up to three months at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. It is open to people from New Zealand and around the world for a residency period of between 1 and […]

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  • Sargeson Prize 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 the 2020 Sargeson […]

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  • Enter the North & South Short, Short Story competition

    The North & South Short, Short Story competition is back – a bit later than usual, but as cool and competitive as ever! We had a bumper crop in 2019, and are hoping for another bundle of flash fiction gems. Again, stories must be 300 words or fewer. There are no boundaries as to themes, structure or […]

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  • CompleteMS – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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  • New writing fellowships promote literary/ cultural exchange – OTAGO

    Friday 14 February 2020   Two new University of Otago writing fellowships will facilitate and encourage literary and cultural exchange between Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand. Attached to Otago’s Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (CISS), the CISS Scottish Writers Fellowship and CISS Irish Writers Fellowship will run in alternate years from 2020 onwards. The […]

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  • #ReadWomenPEN – PEN CAMPAIGN FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8

     FOR International Women’s Day  –  8 March.  PEN International will be marking this day by re-launching the social media campaign #ReadWomenPEN in which PEN members and supporters tweet their recommendations for books by women writers. This campaign was hugely successful when we launched it two years ago.  All you need to do is share your three book recommendations written by […]

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  • Calling for participants in the design of the Workforce Development Councils

    STEAM NOT STEM – Tertiary Education Commission   The Minister of Education had announced the creation of the Workforce Development Councils (WDCs), including the Creative, Cultural and Recreation WDC. Now, the Tertiary Education Commission is looking for participants from a range of background to join two key groups that will inform the shape of these WDCs. These […]

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  • Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency in Hawai’i

      Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2020 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency. The award offers a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai’i. […]

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  • Launch of inspiring new award for Aotearoa’s freelancers and creatives

    17 Feb 2020 Fancy a crack at $25,000 just by being creative? The Big Idea has the exclusive announcement of the new awards celebrating freelancing and the gig economy. The Big Idea is proud to be partnering with the new Hnry Awards to celebrate creativity and independence. With $25,000 in prize money on offer, freelancers […]

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