• CLNZ launches new contestable funding round – Open April 15-Closes April 29

    Applications are now open for a Special Round of Contestable Fund Grants, with $120,000 available to apply for.   Copyright Licensing New Zealand is running a Special Round of its Contestable Fund Grants in order to support short-term projects that have arisen or been developed to respond to the changed environment in the New Zealand […]

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  • Answering Your Questions: Creative NZ Funding Hui

    Do you have the key to unlocking the funding on offer? Here’s Creative New Zealand’s take on some industry questions     Just days after launching the first phase of the Emergency Funding Package to address the industry-wide devastation caused by COVID-19, Creative NZ began trying to demystify the application process by passing the mic […]

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  • NZSA Live! presents National Writers Forum content – FREE!

    We are releasing 18 days of National Writers Forum 2018 sessions to help New Zealand writers and authors through the covid-19 national lockdown. And it’s all free! Hear keynote addresses from writers like Lani Wendt Young and Dr Anita Hiess; panel discussions on adapting books into other formats and the business of writing. Virtually sit in […]

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  • FIRST CHAPTERS Shining a light on new New Zealand books in limbo

    Thursday 9 April 2020 New Zealand publishers have had to delay the publication of many New Zealand books in recent weeks, most of which they anticipate releasing to fanfare in May 2020. So how do readers find out what’s coming from New Zealand publishers, and how do we keep desperate readers satiated in these days […]

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  • 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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