• Writer’s residence in French Polynesia

    Calling writers from Oceania – two months immersion in literary creation in the fenua. Time and resources in support of a writer from the Pacific. The Publishers’ Association of Tahiti and its islands, AETI (Association des éditeurs de Tahiti et des îles), has been working for 20 years to develop reading and the book trade […]

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  • #PayTheCreator – new UK creative rights campaign

    “About half of my invoices to festivals, magazines, etc go unpaid until I have followed up and queried. Several of these haven’t been paid a year after the invoice was issued.” Pay the Creator is a Creators’ Rights Alliance (CRA) campaign highlighting the disparity between creators and other sector workers in the areas of pay, […]

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  • Asia Media Centre on the hunt for new voices

    10 NOVEMBER 2021 New voices on Asia  One of the Asia Media Centre’s goals is to increase the number of voices talking about Asia-relevant issues in the New Zealand media.  We are looking for diverse perspectives from people who love writing and/or photography, and have a passion for or experience with Asia.  “New Voices” is looking […]

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  • Take Up Space Spoken Word Poetry performance showcase this Saturday

    The Take Up Space Spoken Word Poetry performance showcase is on this Saturday from 4-6pm ONLINE. Whether you want to connect with our community, reflect, vent, or take on a new challenge, these workshops aim to provide a safe and fun way to do so. Aiwa and Gemishka of Creative Creatures arts collective led the […]

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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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  • 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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