• Inside Out Open Mic for Writers

    7pm, at OC Hypatia, G01/246 Khyber Pass Rd, Newmarket. All welcome, music guest, koha entry. For more info email anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz or see facebook inside.out open mic. (Once a month on the second Wednesday). All writing is welcome at Inside.out ( fiction, poetry, non-fiction etc) and writers of all experience enjoy equal footing.Mingle with other writers, find […]

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  • Asia/NZ Co-commissioning Fund October 2015

    Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from New Zealand artists or practitioners who wish to create new work for national and international presentation in Asia. The Asia/NZ Co-commissioning Fund supports the commissioning of new contemporary work of high artistic merit for presentation in both New Zealand and at least one of our six target […]

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  • Asia/NZ Co-commissioning Fund October 2015

    Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from New Zealand artists or practitioners who wish to create new work for national and international presentation in Asia. The Asia/NZ Co-commissioning Fund supports the commissioning of new contemporary work of high artistic merit for presentation in both New Zealand and at least one of our six target […]

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  • University of Waikato / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2016

    School of Arts / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The emolument is currently $52,000 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. […]

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  • NZ Bookshop Day

    NZ Bookshop Day is a celebration of the great local bookstores in New Zealand. Bookstores aren’t just about selling books – they are portals to other worlds. They are where you meet your friends, your book club members, your mothers’ and fathers’ groups. They are where you find the people that are most passionate about […]

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  • Celtic Mythology Short Story Competition

    Deadline 10 December Irish Imbas Books has launched the world’s first global short story competition for Celtic mythology. First prize $500, Second prize $250, Third prize $100. Looking for the best short stories based on (or derived from) Celtic mythology from the Celtic diaspora all over the world. More

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  • Adam NZ Playwright Award 2016

    Submissions are open for the Adam NZ Play Award 2016. Submissions close 1 December 2015. Awards are given in the following categories: Best Play Best Play by a M?ori Playwright Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright Best Play by a Woman Playwright The competition is open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident. Plays must not […]

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  • Young and Hungry Playwrights’ Initiative

    Deadline 12 October Submissions are currently open for fresh new ideas for plays with 15 – 25 year-olds in mind. Five or six plays will be selected to write a first draft, three will be developed in 2016 with the help of a professional script advisor, for performance at the 2017 Festival of New Theatre. See […]

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  • Call for Submissions – Canterbury Poetry Anthology

    Deadline for Submissions is 30 October There has already been a range of wide range responses to the earthquakes  – from moving to darkly comic, from passionate to offbeat and quirky. Local poets and editors Joanna Preston and James Norcliffe are currently gathering such material and would be interested in receiving work that might be […]

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  • 2015 Books-For-Film Competition

    Monthly Deadlines are the last day of each month at midnight eastern time. Final deadline for the 2015 competition is December 31, 2015.     ENTRY FEES $49: Call For Entries – July 1 to July 31, 2015 $54: Early – August 1 to August 31, 2015 $59: Regular – September 1 to September 30, […]

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  • 2016 Kathy Fish Fellowship

    Deadline for submissions is 15 October. The winner of the 2016 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered a “writer in residence” at SmokeLong (note: position is virtual) for four quarterly issues (March, June, September, and December 2016). Each issue will include one flash by the Fellowship winner. The winner of the Fellowship will also receive […]

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  • Flash Frontier – December

    December (international issue): the micro issue No theme, Stories up to 100 words   Submission deadline is November 30

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