• 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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  • Meet our 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates

    24.09.20 Meet the 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates – congratulations to NZSA member Shayne Carter The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi welcomes seven new Laureates to our 100-strong alumni. Established in 2000, the Arts Foundation Laureate Awards celebrate and empower New Zealand’s most outstanding practising artists across all genres. The Award recognises their potential for an enduring career […]

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  • 2021 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the 2021 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship. The fellowship comprises six months of accommodation in a restored colonial cottage and a stipend currently set at $27,000. It will run from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021 and is advertised subject to confirmation of CNZ funding. Closes  6 […]

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  • NEW NZ BOOKS SITE KETE LAUNCHING WITH STUFF TO SHARE REVIEWS

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and online. Kete is delighted to partner with Stuff, a New Zealand-owned media […]

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  • ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD – Submissions now open

    Submissions are now open for the 2021 Adam NZ Play Award.   Awards may be given in the following categories: Best Play Best Play by a Māori Playwright Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright Best Play by a Woman Playwright McNaughton South Island Play Award Dean Parker Adaptation or Non-Fiction Award The competition is open […]

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  • SLANZA: The Plight Of School Libraries- A Nationwide Campaign

       “School Libraries Transform”   The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) is launching a nationwide campaign to highlight the plight of our school libraries. The campaign will be launched on September 1st and is called “School Libraries Transform” SLANZA is deeply concerned about the demise of school libraries in Aotearoa. It is […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2021 Writers in Residence Programme.

    The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to […]

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