• 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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  • We Read Auckland Seeking Authors

    Auckland Libraries is launching a new annual winter reading promotion called We Read Auckland – Tāmaki Makaurau: one place, many stories on Tuesday 19th May 2020. This one-day celebration of Auckland writers and Auckland stories will be held on Tuesday 19 May 2020, and will be Auckland Libraries’ first ever city-wide reading day. Any NZSA […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day is seeking a new NFFD Auckland City Chair.

    City Chairs earn $200. Basic duties of this position (can be done with support from Central Committee, too): Help secure the venue (we have already contacted AUT where it is often held) Organise guest readers and other special invitees (we like collaborating with local poets and other orgs who have dynamic presence in the region; […]

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  • Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day

    The Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards day, with the Storylines Foundation AGM held ahead of the Awards presentation, is just on a month away. It will be held on 5 April at the University of Auckland Music Auditorium, Epsom Campus, Epsom Avenue, Auckland. Parking is via Gate 2; pedestrian entry is through Gate 3. Highlight […]

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  • Writers at Lunchtime

    WRITERS AT LUNCHTIME Writers at Lunchtime takes place 11.30 am – 1.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) at the Café at Founders Park in Nelson. There is usually a guest speaker at 12.30 pm. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 5 May. The guest speaker will be Lorna Croft, […]

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  • NZSA President Mandy Hager visits Auckland in March

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 6 March at 6.15pm Room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. What conversations do we as New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa need to be having now to ensure we serve our members into the future? […]

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  • 2020 Mountain Book Competition – deadline

    2020 Mountain Book Competition Entry Procedures and Regulations Open for entries – Enter HERE, with the last entries accepted on 30 March, 2020   Our MOUNTAIN BOOK COMPETITION will open for entries on January 1st 2020, with the last entries accepted on 30 March, 2020. We are also looking for writers and publishers who would like […]

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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 a Valentine’s Gift for Writers

    New Residency a Valentine’s Gift for Writers Applications for a new three-week writer’s residency in Wellington will open this Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2020. The Verb Wellington Writers Residency is open to local and international writers and supported by Park Hotel and Katherine Mansfield House & Garden. The selected writer will spend three weeks immersed […]

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  • Fiction Factory Short Story Competition

    Fiction Factory Short Story Competition Prize pool: £150, £50 and £25. Deadline for entries: 31 March, 2020 Length of story: max 3000 words All types of stories are welcome (excluding Children’s and Young Adult Fiction). Entry Fee: £6.00 (Optional critique: £10.00) Winning stories will be published on this website and, at a later date, will […]

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