• Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency!

    NZ Pacific Studio Re-opens After a hiatus due to the pandemic, our international arts residency programme re-opens with two residency opportunities for Tangata Whenua and Writers. Posted: Monday 23 January 2023 Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency! Open to creative people from Aotearoa, this two-week residency is offered between the 13th […]

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  • Announcing the launch of Elixir & Star Press

    Tēnā koutou katoa, introducing Elixir & Star Press ~ a small, independent publisher based in Te Wai Pounamu, created in memory of Reuben Winter, and as a dedicated creative space to explore grief in Aotearoa New Zealand.   This year ESP* will be open for submissions, from New Zealand based creatives, during April and May, […]

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  • Pikihuia Awards now open for submissions

    # PIKIHUIA AWARDS Open for submissions  The Māori Literature Trust & thier amazing delivery partner HUIA are proud to announce that the iconic Pikihuia Awards are open for submissions. They cannot wait to welcome submissions in te reo Māori and English in all three sections. Kaua e whakamā, whether you’re a seasoned writer, a tuakana […]

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  • NZ Writers celebrated with New Year Honours 2023

    Congratulations to the New Zealand Aotearoa’s writers and those across the arts community who were recognised in this New Years Honours list for 2022. Writers who received recognition include Dr. Haare Williams, Pānia Papa, Dr. Lana Lopesi, Dr. Paul Maunder, and Dr. Gina Cole. We also congratulate Dame Miranda Harcourt for her work championing NZ […]

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  • NZCYP Judges announced for 2023

    Convenor of judges Nicola Daly is an Associate Professor at the University of Waikato, where she is codirector of the Waikato Picturebook Research Unit and teaches courses in children’s literature. Nicola’s research focus is the use of languages in picture books, and she has received several fellowships to pursue this interest, including at the International Youth Library […]

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  • Colleen Maria Lenihan named as 2023 Emerging Māori Writer in Residence – IIML

    Acclaimed short story writer Colleen Maria Lenihan (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) has been appointed as the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Emerging Māori Writer in Residence for 2023. Ms Lenihan’s first book of stories, Kōhine, was published this year and received rave reviews. The stories […]

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  • Coalition for Books & KETE – Summer Reading Guide

    The Coalition for Books is delighted to partner with Booksellers New Zealand to produce the Summer Reading Guide 2022.  For the first time, a lift-out NZ section features all of the best pukapuka leading into Christmas, and as with previous Coalition campaigns, this section will be distributed via the Listener at the end of this […]

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  • Storylines announces 2022 Notable Book award winners

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa  1 November 2022  2022 Storylines Notable Book Awards announced The excellence of New Zealand publishing for children and young adults is reflected in the list of Storylines Notable Books in five genres announced today by the Storylines Children’s Literature Trust Te […]

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  • NZSA President Dr Vanda Symon and Witi Ihimaera – kōrero

    OAR FM Dunedin – Community Access Media Listen here https://bit.ly/WriteOnWITI as NZSA President Vanda Symon talks with novelist, short story writer and anthologist Witi Ihimaera about the craft of writing. This is part 1 of a session from the recent New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa New Plymouth Roadshow. Thanks to NZSA Central […]

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  • Inhale

    Haere mai to  Inhale   This is a new publisher for wāhine Māori! ‘We print bold stories – the stories that require us to be courageous and brave, to be vulnerable and passionate. Stories that challenge ourselves and those around us, and the stories within us that the world needs to hear. Be heard. Share […]

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  • The Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards are now open

    2022 Sunday Star Times Short Story competition – terms and conditions  Sep 25 2022 STUFF Entries for the 2022 Sunday Star-Times short story competition are open. Now in their 39th year, the awards are among New Zealand’s most prestigious and established writing prizes. The competition has helped the careers of many well-known writers including Eleanor Catton, Sarah Laing, […]

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  • MLT announces the Keri Hulme Award

    October 5, 2022 Keri Hulme (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe) was the first New Zealander to win the prestigious Booker Prize in 1985. She was also the first writer to win the Booker Prize with a debut novel. In August 2022, the original manuscript of the bone people was sold at auction and the proceeds of the sale have […]

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