• 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 There are two award’s categories, one for Books and another for Unpublished Manuscripts.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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  • NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2020

    2020 NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Writers WIN A YOUTH MENTORSHIP FOR 2020 Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme offers these aspiring young writers (aged […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day

    June 22 is our shortest day of the year — and the day we know and love as National Flash Fiction Day. NFFD events will take place in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Northland and Wellington. Find an event near you to celebrate national awards, regional awards, micro awards, guest readers and more! Website here!

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  • Secrets of a Bookseller: Jenna Todd Speaks to Auckland Branch

    What is the place of the printed book in today’s society? Who better to tell us than one of Auckland’s best booksellers! NZSA Auckland Branch Friday 14 February at 6.15pm Room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. Jenna Todd manages Auckland’s Time Out Bookstore. Time Out has won […]

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  • The International Dublin Writers’ Festival

    The International Dublin Writers’ Festival Each June, since 2015, we have welcomed writers to learn, network and improve their craft. Our mission is to help writers excel and to provide networking opportunities for writers to meet key industry professionals. Dublin is a World Heritage City and home to some of the most famous writers. This event is an opportunity for all writers, […]

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  • Aesthetica Creative Writing Award – deadline 2020

    Aesthetica Creative Writing Award The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 14th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more. Winners are […]

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  • Book launch at Wakefield

    Everyone is welcome to join local author Robyn Prokop at the launch of Dozer the Firecat, her first picture book, on Friday 14 February, 2 pm at Wakefield School, Edward Street, Wakefield. The book is based on Robyn’s own evacuation during the Pigeon Valley fires, and the real cat called Dozer who went missing at the time. […]

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  • NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now!

    NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now! Want to make 2020 the year you finally chase that dream of becoming a writer? NorthTec can help you get there with its highly acclaimed programmes in Applied Writing. Our programmes are ideal for people who wish to work independently as writers, for those already working in […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Competition

    Competition WELCOME TO THE 2020 NFFD COMPETITION Submissions open 15 February 2020. CASH PRIZES!  First: $1000 Second: $400 Third: $100 HOW TO ENTER

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