• SALON EVENT – POETS ON THE WRITERS WALK

    Join us on Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day, Friday 25 August 2023, at City Gallery Wellington for a celebration of poets and poems featured in, and inspired by, Wellington Writers Walk. At this salon event on Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day we’ll announce the winners of our POETS ON THE WRITERS WALK 2023 competition, and […]

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  • 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Open Now

    Entries now open for 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards The New Zealand Book Awards Trust Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa is now inviting submissions for the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. These prestigious awards promote excellence in, and provide recognition of, the best books for adult readers published annually in New […]

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  • Entries open now: DANZ – The Diversity in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s Book Award

    Shining a Spotlight on Diversity in Children’s Literature DANZ – The Diversity in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s Book Award – has been launched for 2024 to celebrate and lift the voices of marginalised and minority people and communities. In partnership with the Australian School Library Association and the School Library Association of New […]

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  • Entries open now: Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing

    Entries to the annual Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing are now open. The annual competition is free to enter and invites the public to respond to the theme ‘How has architecture shaped your world?’ with a piece of creative writing. The award, which is created by Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects, […]

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  • Book launch: Willow in Underwood: Book One of the Underwood Collection

    Come to the launch and reading of Willow in Underwood: Book One of the Underwood Collection, by A. Yeoman. Wednesday 30 August, 6:15pm. Almo’s Books, Carterton. Free entry, grazing table, wine, introduction by Andrew Denholm, publisher Wairarapa Times-Age.

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  • Book Reviewing Mentorship offered to NZSA Members

    Book Reviewing Mentorship offered to NZSA Members The Aotearoa NZ Review of Books is offering NZSA Members four book reviewing mentorships. Mentees will receive $200 to write a sample review and revise it after feedback from their mentors. This review can serve as a calling card to help new reviewers get commissions from a range […]

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    Launch of Hiwa: Contemporary Māori Short Stories, edited by Paula Morris

    Come along to the launch of Auckland University’s Press new anthology, Hiwa: Contemporary Māori Short Stories, edited by Paula Morris!Objectspace Grey Lynn, Auckland, 5.30pm, Wed 9 AugustAll welcome!https://aucklanduniversitypress.co.nz/news/hiwa-book-events/

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  • Photos of 13 New Zealand writers who were selected for the 2023 NZSA Complete MS Assessments

    New stories by talented writers awarded 2023 NZSA assessments

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc announce the writers who will receive manuscript guidance through this year’s CompleteMS programme. Compelling manuscripts crafted by thirteen talented writers, have been chosen to take part in this year’s programme. Writers spend months polishing their stories for entry into this competitive […]

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  • Picture of Tina Shaw. Text says 2023 Winner Michael Gifkins Prize

    Tina Shaw named winner of the 2023 Michael Gifkins Prize

    Announcing the winner of the 2023 Michael Gifkins Prize Tina Shaw has been named the winner of the 2023 Michael Gifkins Prize for her manuscript A House Built on Sand. Shaw wins a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties. The prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript by a New […]

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  • Your Books

    Our dedicated team of local book consultants and book designers have been helping you get your books to market since 1998. We proudly print your books in our own factory right here in New Zealand. We also offer KDP epub and POD file creation!   For a free consultation go to www.yourbooks.co.nz   We love […]

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  • POETRY COMPETITION – POETS ON THE WRITERS WALK

    For Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (25 August 2023), we’re celebrating the poets (and poems) that feature in Wellington Writers Walk – in its 21st year in 2023 – by inviting you to create your own poetic response to the Writers Walk. Wellington Writers Walk and the Wellington Branch of New Zealand Society of Authors […]

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  • Make the Perfect Online Pitch

    Searching for a publisher for your completed manuscript? Sign up for Perfect Online Pitch. This is your opportunity to pitch your (polished) manuscript to a leading New Zealand publisher and, if successful, to submit your full manuscript. All genres are accepted as long as the work is relevant to the specific genres each publisher is […]

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