• Appointment of an NZSA Director for Copyright Licensing NZ Board 2022

    Appointment of an NZSA Director for Copyright Licensing NZ Board 2022 Copyright Licensing New Zealand The Organisation Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is jointly owned by the Publishers Association of New Zealand, Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc (NZSA). The only […]

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  • Writer’s Dream Connects Literary Characters In New Book.

    Why would Zaphod Beeblebrox blackmail Zorro?  What motivates Eeyore to write a warning to Ebenezer Scrooge? This is the premise of ‘Dear 26’, a global writers’ collaboration launching at the Whanganui Literary Festival on September 29, 2021. Over a year in the planning, and managed through the pandemic, 26 writers in Aotearoa, the UK, Europe, […]

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  • Two job opportunities with New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc

    Two job opportunities are available with The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc. funded by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage as part of the capability building for arts organisations as part of COVID response. These roles are each 0.5 FTE or 20 hours per week and will […]

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  • 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel: Open for Entries

    Text Publishing and the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are  thrilled to announce entries for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The Prize seeks fiction manuscripts by published and unpublished authors who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. It celebrates […]

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  • INTERNET ARCHIVES UPDATE – Update on 21 July 2021

    We have updated you previously on the Internet Archive, who scan and distribute books (still under copyright) without permission. This practice has been widely condemned by Author’s organisations globally. The Internet Archive have now stated that they prefer to work directly with individual authors and invited authors to contact them directly with any complaints. We […]

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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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  • 2020 Booker Prize shortlist announced

    Booker Prize 2020: Four debuts make shortlist as Hilary Mantel misses out   Mantel had been tipped for a record third win for The Mirror and the Light. Both previous titles in her trilogy about the life of Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, had won. This year’s nominees are Diane Cook, […]

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  • Copyright review update

    Copyright review update   Jenny Nagle and Mandy Hager met with Kris Faafoi, the Minister responsible for the Copyright Review, last week. They were accompanied by Paula Browning (pictured) and Pat Walsh from CLNZ and Tom Rennie and Julia Marshall from PANZ. This meeting was our long-awaited opportunity to present the industry’s strong concerns regarding […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury Branch Annual Heritage Book & Writing Awards 2019 – shortlists announced

    Awards Ceremony October 24 Canterbury Branch Annual Heritage Book & Writing Awards 2019 The NZ Heritage Book Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 24 October 2019 7 – 9pm at St Michael and All Angels 99 Oxford Tce. The standard this year is exceptionally high. NZSA Canterbury have received 72 Heritage Book entries and 30 […]

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  • Cultural Labour is an election issue!

    A Platform to Encourage and Protect Canadian Creativity The federal election will be held on Monday, October 21. The Writers’ Union of Canada is approaching the 2019 federal election with the goal of ensuring a properly protected and well-funded cultural space for creating and sharing stories in Canada. Without the stories, information, and ideas generated […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2019 Awarded

    “The overall quality was high and the upper end of the list strong. We could have easily added many more to the shortlist.”– David Veart, 2019 Judging Panel Convener The 2019 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants have been awarded.  The $5,000 grants support New Zealand writers who wish […]

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