• New residency for speculative fiction writers

    Writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be given the freedom to write in the relaxed surroundings of a Bay of Plenty country estate thanks to a new writer’s residency offered by SpecFicNZ and the Wright Family Foundation. Tauranga’s Lee Murray, an award-winning writer and a SpecFicNZ life member, has joined forces with philanthropist […]

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  • Invitation to writers, publishers, agents, editors meetings with delegation from CNPIEC

    Delegation from China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC) who organise the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) and from China Peace Publishing Ltd. Meetings available in Auckland Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th January 2020. BOOK FAIR PROPOSALS TRADE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND NZ BOOK INTERESTS DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THOSE INVOLVED IN THE NZ BOOK […]

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  • Welcome to the inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest.

    Welcome to the inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest. 2/10/2019 With the amazing support of Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, Same Same but Different are again running a short fiction writing award. From 2020 it celebrates the life and work of our founder, Peter Wells. First prize is $1000 cash for the winning story, $500 for […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2020 – open for applications

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist. The NZSA Mentor Programme accepts applications for the 2019 programme from 1 Dec 2019 to 1 Feb 2020.The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2020 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability […]

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  • New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Submissions for 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – second tranche

    The New Zealand Book Awards Trust has announced that submissions are now open for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in New Zealand. Titles with release dates between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 will be […]

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  • New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Submissions for 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – first tranche

    The New Zealand Book Awards Trust has announced that submissions are now open for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in New Zealand. Titles with release dates between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 will be […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency Now Open for Applications

    NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency Now Open for Applications Applications are now open for a $5000 research grant and residency for writers wishing to work on a project that will utilise the resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. The grant also offers the recipient the opportunity […]

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  • The 78th World Science Fiction Convention — CoNZealand — Wellington

    The 78th World Science Fiction Convention—CoNZealand—is coming to Wellington from 29 July to 2 August 2020. Over 2,000 fans, publishers, and speculative fiction writers will descend on New Zealand. Members will be able to vote on, and attend, the Hugo Awards for best science fiction and fantasy works of 2019. New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards will […]

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  • Writing Workshops at Richmond Library

      Award-winning author Wendy Scott will be presenting two workshops on aspects of writing at Richmond Library on Saturday 23 November. Each workshop runs for three hours. Vivid Writing – make your prose sing!    9.30 am – 12.30 pm During the last five years, Hokitika-based author Wendy Scott has been awarded 10 international book awards […]

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  • THE SUNDAY TIMES AUDIBLE SHORT STORY AWARD 2020 NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

    The Sunday Times and Audible renew their successful union once again as the world’s richest short story prize enters its second decade  Now accepting entries from publishers, agents and authors via www.shortstoryaward.co.uk Audible, the leading provider of audio storytelling will once again sponsor The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020, which now enters its […]

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  • Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2020

    The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South! A selection of the best entries will be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2020. Terms and conditions • The prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme. • Writers will be […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Writers’ Award 2019 has been won by Christchurch writer Rebecca Macfie

    Rebecca Macfie has won the $25,000 Writers’ Award for her biography of Helen Kelly – the first woman to lead the New Zealand labour movement. “Helen Kelly modernised the union movement and took a special interest in improving worker health and safety. The biography is in the capable hands of an experienced journalist and author.” […]

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