• 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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  • Flash Frontier – November

    November (New Zealand issue) Theme: sky Submission deadline is October 31 More info

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  • Questions of Travel: Michelle de Kretser

    7 September 12:15-1:15pm at Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa. It is our great pleasure to announce the Wellington visit of eminent Australian novelist Michelle de Kretser, author of four acclaimed novels including The Lost Dog and most recently Questions of Travel, winner of the Miles Franklin Award and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award […]

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  • WT15 – Writers Together

    Thursday 17 September, 6pm-8pm at WT1211, WT Building, Wakefield St, Auckland. WT15 is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the Master of Creative Writing and join a community of budding and established creative writers. • Connect with lecturers, students and AUT alumni. • Learn about the content and structure of this practical programme. […]

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  • Live Canon 2015 International Poetry Competition

    Deadline 6 September Entries are open for the Live Canon 2015 International Poetry Competition, with a first prize of £1000. The winning poem will also be eligible for the Forward Prize for best individual poem. Single poems are accepted, of any length, and from anywhere in the world, provided they are written in the English […]

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  • Panui Going West Poetry Slam

    12 September, 8pm All new & established poets are encouraged to participate! First Prize: $1000 Second Prize: $500 Third Prize: $300 More Info     Press Release

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  • Greenbean Novel Fair 2016

    20 February at the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. The Greenbean Novel Fair aims to introduce up-and-coming and debut writers to top publishers and literary agents. More info    Website

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  • The Menton Report: Mandy Hager, A new novel: Chasing Heloise

    Tuesday 8 September at 6pm.  Located at City Gallery, Wellington. This lecture will discuss Hager’s process and the challenges undertaken to bring Heloise d’Argenteuil to life. More info

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