• Page and Blackmore Short Story competition

    The 2020 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition is open for entries. This national short story competition is jointly sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers and the Top of the South Branch, NZSA, with prizes awarded half as book vouchers and half as cash. The word limit is 1500 words. Writers may submit as […]

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  • Same Same But Different Feb 12-15 2020

    Showcasing writers who push boundaries, explore new territories and create queer and fantastical worlds. Their literary orbit includes fantasy, science fiction, sex, romance and robots. They even traverse those weird and terrifying realms from childhood to adolescence. Ranging from acclaimed New Zealand playwright Victor Rodger to Australian writer Kelly Gardiner, our programme for 2020 celebrates […]

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  • The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing – deadline

    Attention, writers of Australia and New Zealand: there’s just one month to go before the 2020 Text Prize opens for submissions! Full details and the entry form are here. Submissions open 6 January and close 7 February, 2020. The Text Prize – now in its thirteenth year – aims to discover great new books for young […]

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  • Poets in the park in Nelson

    Everyone is welcome to Poets in the Park on Wednesday 22 January from 6 pm at the Botanics on Milton Street, Nelson (between the Cricket Pavilion and the start of the walkway to the Centre of New Zealand). Bring a picnic tea. Read a poem, your own or one you love; sing a song (acoustic […]

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  • 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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