• Picture Book Magic – NZSA WebWorkshop with Kyle Mewburn

    2pm to 4pm, 22 July. There are as many ways to write a picture book as to tame a dragon. This workshop will unravel my personal process for writing picture books that spellbind kids and parents alike. It will cover key aspects such as creating hooks, boosting re-readability and weaving themes which resonate with young […]

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  • Introduction to Flash Fiction: The what, why and when of it – NZSA WebWorkshop with Michelle Elvy

    2pm to 4pm, 18 June. This is a class for people interested in discovering the craft of writing small. In writing 250-500 words, you’ll stimulate your creativity, pay attention to language and think in new ways about structure and story. You might blend poetry and prose; you might push yourself towards experimentation; you might write […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency – Recipient Announced

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipient of the NZSA Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant. The grant goes to Auckland writer Cassandra Tse whose winning proposal will utilise research drawn from the Auckland Museum Library’s extensive collections. Cassandra Tse is a playwright and theatre director whose previous writing includes […]

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  • CompleteMS – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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  • From the First Sentence: NZSA WebWorkshop on Crime Writing – with Paddy Richardson

    12pm to 2pm, 11 June. This is a class for people interested in discovering the craft of writing small. In writing 250-500 words, you’ll stimulate your creativity, pay attention to language and think in new ways about structure and story. You might blend poetry and prose; you might push yourself towards experimentation; you might write […]

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  • The International Proverse Prizes – deadline

    ~~~Open for entry now! The International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation). 1) The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length fiction, non-fiction, or poetry (founded 2008) offers a cash prize and publication.   2) The Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (founded 2016) offers cash prizes and anthology […]

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  • NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2020 recipients announced

    Four talented secondary school students have been selected as the 2020 winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme. These young writers now have a special opportunity to hone their writing skills and develop their craft under the mentorship of four of New Zealand’s finest […]

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  • Blackball Writer’s Residency – deadline

    Blackball Writer’s Residency – open for applications. The village of Blackball (pop. 300) on the West Coast of the South Island has both a history of good writing and good writers plus a tradition of activism. It offers a Readers and Writers Festival, a Writer’s Retreat and now, thanks to Creative NZ support, a Writer’s […]

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  • Announcing the shortlist for the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize

    Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. Three outstanding manuscripts have been chosen for this year’s shortlist: Flight by Whitney Cox A Good Winter by Giovanna (Gigi) Fenster Pōhara […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2020

    Four Cash Grants to Support NZ Writers Receive a $5,000 grant to help you research your latest fiction or non-fiction writing project.  All New Zealand writers welcome to apply from today! In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, the 2020 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) […]

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  • Starting Right: Drawing Readers into your World – NZSA WebWorkshop with Bren MacDibble

    12pm to 2pm, 20 May. Is the opening of your novel bogged down by world building and exposition? Science fiction is all about getting the reader to trust your main characters early so they can act as believable guides. Tune in for a live chat with Bren MacDibble and learn techniques you can use to […]

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  • The Business of Writing – NZSA WebWorkshop – with Nalini Singh. 10am to 12pm, 6 May

    In this Q & A, New York Times Best Selling author of paranormal romance and full time writer, Nalini Singh answers your questions about how to make a living from writing including everything from publishing, subrights, diverse income streams, contracting and more. You can submit questions before and during the session. Nalini Singh is the […]

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