• 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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  • 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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  • Online Storytimes Aotearoa during lockdown – GUIDELINES FOR LIBRARIES, SCHOOLS AND ECE’S

    DEVELOPED BY THE COALITION FOR BOOKS IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANZ, LIANZA, CLNZ AND NZSA  Guidelines for libraries, schools and early childhood education centres   Schools, libraries, and early childhood education centres are keen to ensure that New Zealand children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these unsettling […]

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  • Brown Ink Submissions Open

    The Brown Ink development programme is looking for Māori and Pasifika writers with the best new and original work. The programme offers playwrights a development workshop with a professional script advisor and actors dedicated to helping you develop your play. Previous plays selected for Brown Ink development include Still Life with Chickens by DF Mamea, […]

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  • Todd New Writer’s Bursary 2021

    The annual Todd New Writer’s Bursary enables a writer or playwright at an early stage of their career to write a new work. Amount: Varies Find out who got funded recently  Artforms funded: MULTI-ARTFORM: LITERATURE. NGĀ TOI MĀORI. PACIFIC ARTS. THEATRE. Funding rounds Opening dates: July 5 Closing dates: August 6 Notification dates: September 10

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  • Coalition for Books winter reading catalogue – OUT NOW

         Matariki 2021_DigitalCatalogue_click here to view   

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  • A Reflection on 18 months as NZSA President: “A call-out to all writers: come gather round, we need your support . . . “

    BY MANDY HAGER    MAY 4, 2021     I’ve been a member of NZSA for around 30 years, joining before I published my first book, filled with pride when I could transition from ‘associate’ to ‘full’ membership. Although health and time constraints have meant I’ve rarely attended branch meetings or events, I’ve always read the […]

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  • The Samoa Observer Tusitala Story Competition – open now

    Eligibility & Entry Australia & New Zealand  – The Pacific Islands – Samoa Please read these eligibility and entry rules before beginning the online entry process. Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of the entry rules. For any entry or eligibility queries not covered below, please email entry@tusitalacompetition.com for clarification before submitting an entry. Opening date: Sunday […]

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  • Barcelona’s Pontas Literary Agency Opens a Mentoring Prize for Authors

    The JJ Bola Emerging Writers Prize comes with £1,000 and a contract at the Pontas Agency, and is geared to writers from ‘Black, ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, and working-class backgrounds.’ Submission Deadline: March 15 The Pontas Literary and Film Agency in Spain will have been in business for 29 years in May, and in a new announcement provided […]

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  • Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021 – applications open for interns and hosts

    Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021   After suspending Internships for 2020 due to COVID-19 Tautai are delighted to announce that the Tautai Oceania Internships Programme has re-launched for 2021!   Applications are open from 25th January – 19th March 2021. Tautai is thrilled to open applications for the Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021. The Programme […]

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  • Today’s the Day – OCT 17 – BOOKSHOP DAY AOTEAROA #buylocal#supportlocal

    2020 will see us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the sixth time, drawing thousands of people into their local bookshops to buy books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop. This year will see dozens of bookshops throughout New Zealand celebrate their communities with a range of events, competitions and exciting activities. See a few highlights by clicking through to […]

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  • STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS 2020 – brochure release

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS Storylines 2021 Notable Book Awards The 2021 Storylines Notable Book Awards will be presented in October next year, to maximise the potential for booksellers to highlight the award-winning books to parents and wider whānau as Christmas gift options. The 2021 awards therefore cover a one-off 19-month period, with a 31 August 2021 […]

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