• NZSA WebWorkshop – How to Rock Self-Publishing. 10am to 12pm, 15 April

    How to Rock Self-Publishing – 10am to 12pm, 15 April Want to publish your book, find new readers, and build a badass author brand? In this two-hour workshop, bestselling author Steff Green will walk you through ten important steps you need to consider. Steff Green is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 40 self-published […]

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  • NZSA Live! presents National Writers Forum content – FREE!

    We are releasing 18 days of National Writers Forum 2018 sessions to help New Zealand writers and authors through the covid-19 national lockdown. And it’s all free! Hear keynote addresses from writers like Lani Wendt Young and Dr Anita Hiess; panel discussions on adapting books into other formats and the business of writing. Virtually sit in on […]

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  • Takahē Poetry Monica Taylor Competition 2020

    This year our poetry competition will be judged by Siobhan Harvey First Prize: $300 Second Prize: $150 Entries to be received, no later than Monday 31st August 2020 Results, the short-list and the winning poem will be published in the December takahē 100 special bumper print issue. The entry form can be found below on page […]

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  • Calling all literary innovators! – deadline 31 May

    Set up to help strengthen and develop Aotearoa’s literary landscape, Mātātuhi Foundation wants to help Kiwi writers develop new and imaginative ways to increase their reach and engagement with Kiwi readers with seed funding grants of up to $5,000.  Watch the Mātātuhi Trustees talk about what the Foundation is looking for in a project, then go online […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day competition

    National Flash Fiction Day deadline has extended! You now have until 30 April to submit to the competition!Details here:  National Flash Fiction Day competition Competition WELCOME TO THE 2020 NFFD COMPETITION Update: Deadline extended until April 30 Adult entry info below; youth entry details at fingers comma toes. CASH PRIZES!  First: $1000 Second: $400 Third: $100 HOW […]

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  • Poetry Live 40th Year Anniversary Anthology – open for submissions

    The POETRY LIVE 40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY is open right now for submissions!   Open to all that have had connection with Poetry Live over the years be it MC’s, guest poets, regulars, fans etc. $5 with your submission please to help with the costs of getting the wonderful book out there. All payment must […]

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  • Deep Fund – Deadline 31 May

    DEEP Fund A central component of the Hub’s research focuses on emotional connections to the ocean. Cultural heritage and creative practices offer opportunities to share multiple conceptions and values of the ocean. Art, in all its forms, provides an outlet for the views of groups that are often under-represented in conventional approaches to ocean science […]

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  • Fast Fibres Poetry 7 Call for submissions on ‘place’ – deadline 12 June

    Fast Fibres Poetry 7 Call for submissions on ‘place’ The theme of Fast Fibres Poetry 7 this year will be ‘place’.  We invite poets with a strong Northland connection to submit 3 poems on a place, area, wāhi, or rohe that resonate with you. Please include a two line biographical statement. Fast Fibres 7: Place will be […]

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  • NZ Writers Read!

    With so many festivals, book launches and readings cancelled due to covid-19 we are aware that promoting your work just became a lot harder. That’s why we are launching ‘NZ Writers Read’, dedicated playlists on our Youtube channel of authors reading from their work. We want to have ‘NZ Writers Read Children’s Books’, ‘NZ Writers […]

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  • 2020 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced

    Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2020, with thirteen chosen from a pool of 71 applicants. There were a wide variety of projects on offer and all applicants showed a high level of commitment to the craft of writing. This made it a difficult task for judges Siobhan […]

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  • NZSA Auckland April Event, Q&A with Eileen Merriman

    NZSA Auckland Branch Virtual Event This April NZSA Auckland Facebook page, 3 April, 7.30pm Facebook Q&A with Eileen Merriman Kia ora fellow members In light of the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, we regretfully advise that the Auckland Branch in-person meetings for April and May will be cancelled. We are replacing these with exciting […]

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  • Freshen Up Your Toolkit with Anita Arlov – Flash Fiction Workshop

    Flash Fiction Workshop Freshen Up Your Toolkit with Anita Arlov Sunday 29 March 2020 12 noon – 2pm New Lynn War Memorial Library 3 Memorial Avenue, New Lynn Easy parking and close to train station! Flash fiction is an ultra-short story (often 250 / 300 words, or one page) that focuses on a single event. […]

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