• CLNZ / NZSA Writers’ Award 2020

    Applications Open Early to Support Writers   $25,000 award to a New Zealand writer one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature presented by the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) brought forward by three months to support NZ writers CLNZ and NZSA have brought forward the application process for […]

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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel Longlist

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc and Text Publishing are delighted to announce the longlist for the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2020. The longlisted writers are: Coral Atkinson, Whitney Cox, David Coyle, Juliana Feaver, Giovanna (Gigi Fenster), Robin Harding, Maria Joseph, Rudy Castaneda Lopez, Christopher Todd […]

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  • Call for Applications – a Special Round of Contestable Fund Grants

    Applications are now open for a Special Round of Contestable Fund Grants, with $120,000 available to apply for.  Copyright Licensing New Zealand is running a Special Round of its Contestable Fund Grants in order to support short-term projects that have arisen or been developed to respond to the changed environment in the New Zealand writing […]

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  • Poetry’s Bare Essentials – with David Eggleton. 10am to 12pm, 23 April

    In this two hour workshop we’ll be creating new poems about what matters to you in a time of crisis, paying attention to voice, tone, language and technique, and to where you are right now. David Eggleton edited Landfall and Landfall Review Online between 2010 and 2018. He is a recent recipient of a Janet […]

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  • 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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