• 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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  • Janet Frame Memorial Lecture by 2018 President of Honour Bernard Brown Oct 31

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) invites you to hear Bernard Brown deliver the 2017 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture Old Government House, 31 October 6.00pm Three Hoots for Survival…”Till the final judgement day, the Last Trump”                                    […]

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  • 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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