• Four New Zealand writing projects awarded grants – CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant recipients 2018

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers.  The successful recipients were announced at the NZSA National Writers Forum in Auckland on 22 September 2018. Three Open Research Grants of $5,000 each were awarded to […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series Launching at National Writers Forum

    Spanning thirty years, involving four interviewers and including over twenty writers, the New Zealand Society of Authors is opening its audio history. Hear authors tell their story of fighting institutions, government and sometimes each other to advocate for writers rights. Hosted by Karyn Hay, the series will include interviews from the late 1990’s with writers […]

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  • Siobhan Harvey – President of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) – annual AGM address

    Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Talofa lava As President of the New Zealand Society of Authors, I welcome you to our 2018 AGM and Development Weekend, ‘TURNING THE PAGE’. A veritable feast of workshops, panel sessions, discussions, ideas and meetings with fellow writers await you tomorrow. I want to humbly thank The Auckland […]

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  • Four secondary school writers win NZSA youth mentorships

    Four talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2018. 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 professional authors.   The 2018 recipients […]

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  • 2018 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced

    Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2018 with thirteen chosen from a pool of ninety applicants. With a high level of commitment shown by the applicants and a wide variety of fascinating projects the judges had quite a task making their selection. Our 2018 mentees are emerging writers with […]

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  • CompleteMS – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that is ready to take to that next level? Apply now for the NZSA CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme – a programme that provides writers with essential critical feedback on an advanced work, moving it closer to publication. The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open […]

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  • Winners of the 2018 D’Arcy Writers’ Grants – Renee Liang and Mary Paul

    The winners of the 2018 D’Arcy Writers’ Grants are Renee Liang and Mary Paul.  They will each receive $5000 for 10,000-12,000 word essays.   The judges decided on the two winners from the largest field of applicants since the grants were first offered by generous New York-based expatriates, Mark and Deborah D’Arcy.   Renee Liang plans […]

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  • #NZChristmasBookChallenge and #ReadtoSucceed

    This Christmas, make one of your gifts a book by a NZ writer, published by a NZ publisher, bought from a NZ book shop.  #NZChristmasBookChallenge We are promoting a ‘BUY NZ Books’ campaign for Christmas. With the tight economics of book publishing in NZ and the reduced retail visibility of books, we know that if we all buy one book […]

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  • The rise and rise of New Zealand children’s publishing – Tessa Duder

    Keynote speech – Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, 6 October 2017 Once upon a time – about 1978 – a young mother of four was struck in the middle of the night with an idea for a children’s novel. A sailing adventure! A family in peril! Would they survive the night?! This was […]

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  • STORYLINES BETTY GILDERDALE AWARD 2017 to Wellington’s Maureen Crisp

    STORYLINES BETTY GILDERDALE AWARD 2017 to Wellington’s Maureen Crisp Wellington teacher, author and literary blogger Maureen Crisp has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Storylines Betty Gilderdale award for outstanding service to children’s literature. “Storylines is delighted to honour Maureen as one of the unsung heroes of children’s literature in this country,” says […]

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  • Winning poems of Given Words competition for National Poetry Day 2017

    Skip to main content Winning poems of Given Words competition for National Poetry Day 2017 Given Words is delighted to announce the winners of the ‘Given Words’ poetry competition for National Poetry Day 2017. Given Words is delighted to announce the winners of the ‘Given Words’ poetry competition for National Poetry Day 2017. The winner […]

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  • Deadline approaches for Storylines manuscript Award entries

      31 October 2017 is the closing date for manuscript submissions for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel, and the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a YA novel. For tips of how to write a successful picture book, and more on the Storylines […]

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