• Free Creative Rights Workshops in April

    Do you know what “copyright” actually means and that it applies to your work automatically?  It’s a whole lot more than just a legal mechanism to prevent someone else from copying your work. Funded by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Copyright Licensing New Zealand are offering FREE, one hour, online copyright workshops. The workshops are designed to […]

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  • Te Papa Tupu 2022 – applications open!

    Take the next step in your writing journey. Applications are now open for Te Papa Tupu – a unique six-month writing programme designed to develop Māori writers and open doors into the world of book publishing. This valuable opportunity is offered to six participants every two years. Submit your manuscript by 30 April 2022. Learn […]

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  • NZSA Mentorships 2022 announced from record field of entries

    Pictured: Ben Fagan, Eleanor Lornie, Emma Sidnam, Holly Fletcher, Lynda Scott Araya, Perena Quinlivan, Shelley Burne-Field, Christina Marcham, Elena Philp, Fran Cain, Lucy Revill, Marianne Bevan, Scott Fack, Trish Harris (From left, top to bottom)  We are pleased to announce that 14 emerging writers have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te […]

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  • NZSA CompleteMS Programme 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 now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will receive essential critical feedback on an advanced work, moving it closer to […]

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  • NZSA Writer Toolkit to launch in 2022

    We’re set to launch our NZSA Writer Toolkit in January 2022, and first session will be FREE to all our members. The Writer Toolkit – what is it? Our Toolkit is a new professional development offering from NZSA, and we will launch a series of online courses in 2022. Take courses on craft, industry and life […]

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  • International Translator’s Residency – call for entries

    Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre in the Scottish Highlands is asking for applications from international literary translators who wish to immerse themselves in Scottish literature.  The translator will receive a programme of meetings and showcases, exposing them to contemporary Scottish writers with the potential to pitch to international publishers for rights buying and translation. “This is […]

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  • International Writers Residency at Moniack Mhor now open for applications

    Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre in the Scottish Highlands is offering a month-long Connect and Collaborate residency opportunity to 10 mid-career international writers and Scottish peers. Six places will go to international writers who live outside of the UK, and three places will go to UK-based Scottish writers. There is a further one place available for […]

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  • Ockham Collective 2022 residency

    If you enjoy operating at the intersection of creativity and education and need space to put your ideas into action, join the Ockham Collective’s annual residency programme in 2022. What is the OC? The Ockham Collective is a charitable trust with a kaupapa of supporting lifelong creativity and education. Our support is direct: we offer […]

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  • New stories by talented writers awarded 2021 NZSA 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. Each writer will receive a detailed assessment of their manuscript from […]

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  • Six 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.

    NZSA normally awards four youth mentorships each year but this year the panel found it impossible to limit the mentorships to four, and recommended two additional mini mentorships. These young writers will hone their writing skills and develop their craft through the year as part of this programme. 2021 Youth Mentorships awarded to: Awhina Barbarich Amberlea Gordon […]

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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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