• Book launch at Wakefield

    Everyone is welcome to join local author Robyn Prokop at the launch of Dozer the Firecat, her first picture book, on Friday 14 February, 2 pm at Wakefield School, Edward Street, Wakefield. The book is based on Robyn’s own evacuation during the Pigeon Valley fires, and the real cat called Dozer who went missing at the time. […]

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  • NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now!

    NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now! Want to make 2020 the year you finally chase that dream of becoming a writer? NorthTec can help you get there with its highly acclaimed programmes in Applied Writing. Our programmes are ideal for people who wish to work independently as writers, for those already working in […]

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  • Writing sample and synopsis assessments – subsidised for NZSA members -assessments still available

    StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers who want to get an appraisal for part of their work. Writers can send in a piece of writing, up to 6,000 words (for poetry up to 24 pages), and a one page synopsis. Comic / Graphic novelists need to send in a synopsis and […]

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  • Page and Blackmore Short Story competition

    The 2020 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition is open for entries. This national short story competition is jointly sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers and the Top of the South Branch, NZSA, with prizes awarded half as book vouchers and half as cash. The word limit is 1500 words. Writers may submit as […]

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  • Same Same But Different Feb 12-15 2020

    Showcasing writers who push boundaries, explore new territories and create queer and fantastical worlds. Their literary orbit includes fantasy, science fiction, sex, romance and robots. They even traverse those weird and terrifying realms from childhood to adolescence. Ranging from acclaimed New Zealand playwright Victor Rodger to Australian writer Kelly Gardiner, our programme for 2020 celebrates […]

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  • The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing – deadline

    Attention, writers of Australia and New Zealand: there’s just one month to go before the 2020 Text Prize opens for submissions! Full details and the entry form are here. Submissions open 6 January and close 7 February, 2020. The Text Prize – now in its thirteenth year – aims to discover great new books for young […]

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  • Poets in the park in Nelson

    Everyone is welcome to Poets in the Park on Wednesday 22 January from 6 pm at the Botanics on Milton Street, Nelson (between the Cricket Pavilion and the start of the walkway to the Centre of New Zealand). Bring a picnic tea. Read a poem, your own or one you love; sing a song (acoustic […]

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  • 2020 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards

    2020 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards Writers working in the Mind Body Spirit genre have until 31 March to enter the 2020 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards. There are two award’s categories, one for Books and another for Unpublished Manuscripts. The winner in each category receives a $10,000 prize. Spokesperson for the Trust, […]

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  • New residency for speculative fiction writers

    Writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be given the freedom to write in the relaxed surroundings of a Bay of Plenty country estate thanks to a new writer’s residency offered by SpecFicNZ and the Wright Family Foundation. Tauranga’s Lee Murray, an award-winning writer and a SpecFicNZ life member, has joined forces with philanthropist […]

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  • Invitation to writers, publishers, agents, editors meetings with delegation from CNPIEC

    Delegation from China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC) who organise the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) and from China Peace Publishing Ltd. Meetings available in Auckland Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th January 2020. BOOK FAIR PROPOSALS TRADE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND NZ BOOK INTERESTS DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THOSE INVOLVED IN THE NZ BOOK […]

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  • Welcome to the inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest.

    Welcome to the inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest. 2/10/2019 With the amazing support of Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, Same Same but Different are again running a short fiction writing award. From 2020 it celebrates the life and work of our founder, Peter Wells. First prize is $1000 cash for the winning story, $500 for […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2020 – open for applications

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist. The NZSA Mentor Programme accepts applications for the 2019 programme from 1 Dec 2019 to 1 Feb 2020.The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2020 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability […]

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