• NZ Book Festival– Auckland

    NZ Book Festival– Auckland 10am – 4.30 pm Saturday, 5 November. Come and meet authors who’ve travelled from all parts of New Zealand to meet readers, just like you. Books on offer cover all genres and ages ranges.  Chat to enthusiastic authors, download their e-books or buy the print copies and have them personally signed. […]

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  • Children’s & YA writers – Storylines Trust Awards

    Children’s & YA writers – Storylines Trust Awards 1. The Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, open to published and unpublished writers, sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand. 2. The Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a manuscript for a children’s novel, open only to previously unpublished writers, sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand. 3. […]

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  • Writer in Residence 2016

    Writer in Residence 2016: Submissions Welcome Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, NZ art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply for the Victoria University of Wellington Writer in Residence position. The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017, […]

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  • Build Your Own Blog New Writer Scholarship

    Are you a student with ambitions to become a writer? Or perhaps you’re more advanced in age yet still dream about sharing your writing passion with others. Whatever your story, this opportunity could be your big break. Deadline for submissions: 29 November. Earn $4000 to help advance your writing career. More info Flyer

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  • 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

    The 2016 New Zealand Book Awards will be held in Auckland on May 10 2016, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Submissions open on August 4 2015 for New Zealand books published between 1 June 2014 and 21 December 2015. Deadline for submissions: 7 October. Accepting books published between 1 June 2014 […]

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  • NZSA Mentorship Programme 2016 – open for applications from 20 Nov

    For writers and comic book / graphic novelists who want professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. Applications for the 2016 programme open 20 November 2015 and close on 5 February 2016. More

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  • Wellington – LitCrawl 2015

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  • 2015 NZ Poetry Conference

    13 to 15 November, National Library, Molesworth St, Wellington. More

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  • Tinderbox

    2 to 5 October. St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie, Wellington Tinderbox is a professional conference for new and established children’s writers and illustrators. The conference aims to shed light on new writing and illustration practices, inform about current practices and practitioners, and otherwise foster and energise its delegates. More

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  • Whanganui Literary Festival

    Whanganui Literary Festival A week-long celebration of writing, beginning with a Fringe Festival on September 12 2015. The main festival weekend will be from Friday 18 September to Sunday 20 September. More

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