• 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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  • NZSA 2021 Mentorships announced from record field of entries

    Thirteen emerging writers have been selected for the The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Mentorship Programme 2021, from what the judges described as: ‘an incredible and unprecedented 132 applications. These came from across the literary spectrum. Poetry, speculative fiction, creative nonfiction, literary novels, genre fiction and stage plays were all represented […]

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  • CompleteMS 2021 – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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  • Youth Mentorship Programme 2021 Seeks Emerging Young Writers

    Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme offers aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable skills […]

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  • Writing Masterclass with Paula Morris, University of Auckland FUNDRAISER

    Writing Masterclass with Paula Morris, University of Auckland SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2010:30 AM – 12:30 PM Register Now This masterclass is designed to help you work on your own novels – or even memoirs – over the summer. Our focus in this two-hour seminar, designed for fiction writers at all levels, is narrative structure and character. […]

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  • Compelling stories by emerging writers awarded 2020 NZSA assessments

    The NZ Society of Authors announce who will receive manuscript guidance in this year’s CompleteMS programme. Thirteen writers with manuscripts ranging through Fantasy, Pasifika futurism, Indie Rock fiction, Young Adult, Biography, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Vignettes, Creative Non-Fiction, and Dramatisation of a Verse Biography have all been chosen to take part in this year’s […]

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  • NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2020 recipients announced

    Four talented secondary school students have been selected as the 2020 winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme. These young writers now have a special opportunity to hone their writing skills and develop their craft under the mentorship of four of New Zealand’s finest […]

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  • #NZSA Connects

    New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc announces new digital initiatives April 3, 2020 Like all New Zealanders, organisations and businesses, NZSA is adapting to the challenging circumstances brought about by the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency. “We are really concerned about the ongoing welfare, income and mental and physical health of […]

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  • 2020 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced

    2020 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2020, with thirteen chosen from a pool of 71 applicants. There were a wide variety of projects on offer and all applicants showed a high level of commitment to the craft of writing. This made it a difficult […]

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  • CompleteMS – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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  • Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers

    Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme offers these aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable […]

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