• Congratulations to the talented student writers awarded NZSA Youth Mentorships!

    The four secondary school students selected for mentorships will each be matched with a professional writer/mentor in their genre, as part of the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) 2024 Youth Mentorship Programme The young writers will hone their writing skills and develop their craft through the year, working […]

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  • NZSA Mentorships 2024 announced

    We are pleased to announce that 13 emerging writers have been selected for The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa 2024 Mentorship Programme. The selection panel of convenor Rosetta Allan along with panellists Kiri Piahana-Wong and Sharon Manssen commented: ‘To all the writers, we would like to say well done in […]

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  • NZSA CompleteMS Programme 2024 opens

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that’s ready to take to the next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction, non-fiction… Apply now for the NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme. The NZSA CompleteMS assessment programme is open for applications until 28 May 2024. CompleteMS is for writers who have completed a manuscript through […]

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    Launch of NZSA’s new Mentorships for Kaituhi Māori

    A tono for kaituhi Māori across the motu: apply to be mentored by an established and acclaimed Māori writer! The new Kaituhi Māori Mentorship Programme gives emerging writers who whakapapa Māori the opportunity to work closely with an acclaimed Māori writer as their mentor to hone their tuhituhi ability and, in the process, evolve and […]

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  • Te Papa Tupu open 2024-2025

    Te Papa Tupu incubator programme for 2024–25   Te Papa Tupu is open to Māori writers who have written a manuscript, are living in Aotearoa and are committed to attending, learning and fulfilling a dream of being published. This is a fantastic opportunity to be connected with other Māori writers and industry experts. As a […]

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  • NZ Author Magazine – Spring – Issue 334

    NZ Author Magazine – Spring – Issue 334 is now out online and being sent to NZ Author subscribers around the country.  Click the link here (and sign in) to access the articles online, or sign up as a member here to receive future issues. In this issue: EDITOR’S NOTE Tina Shaw; CULTURAL SECTOR REGENERATION FUND NZSA funding; TAKING […]

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  • Aotearoa NZ Review of Books ‘Book Reviewing Mentorships’ offered to NZSA

      The Aotearoa NZ Review of Books is offering NZSA members four book-reviewing mentorships.   Mentees will receive $200 to write a sample review and revise it after feedback from their mentors. This review can serve as a calling card to help new reviewers get commissions from a range of media. To be eligible you […]

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  • Photos of 13 New Zealand writers who were selected for the 2023 NZSA Complete MS Assessments

    New stories by talented writers awarded 2023 NZSA manuscript assessments

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc announce the writers who will receive manuscript guidance through this year’s CompleteMS programme. Compelling manuscripts crafted by thirteen talented writers, have been chosen to take part in this year’s programme. Writers spend months polishing their stories for entry into this competitive […]

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  • $25,000 CLNZ NZSA Writers’ Award 2023 OPENS – call for applications!

    The CLNZ | NZSA Writers’ Award of $25,000 is one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, and is now open for applications. He $25,000 te nui o te Karāti Kaituhi o te CLNZ me te NZSA, te karāti mātua mo ngā pakimaero-pono o ngā momo-tuhinga o Aotearoa. Ka taea e ngā Kaituhi te […]

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  • Four talented secondary school students awarded NZSA Youth Mentorships in 2023

    Four talented secondary school students awarded mentorships with professional writers as part of NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme These young writers will hone their writing skills and develop their craft through the year as part of this programme and we congratulate them on their success. […]

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  • NZSA Mentorships 2023 announced

    We are pleased to announce that 13 emerging writers have been selected for The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa 2023 Mentorship Programme. The selection panel of convenor Mandy Hager along with panellists Jacquie McRae and Rosetta Allan commented that: ‘We were impressed by the range of genres and ideas expressed […]

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  • NZSA CompleteMS Programme 2023 opens

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that’s ready to take to the next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction, non-fiction… Apply now for the NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme. The NZSA CompleteMS assessment programme is open for applications for this year’s programme until 28 May 2023. CompleteMS is for writers who […]

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