• Au Contraire 2016 – Short Story Competition

    2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Award Judge: Phillip Mann Arthur C. Clarke-nominated author of the world-building classic The Disestablishment of Paradise. Pre-judging by award-winning editing team, Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray. Prize: NZ$400, story publication, and a selection of print books to be awarded at Au Contraire 2016 Details: Entry is free, but entrants […]

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  • 2016 Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting

    Busting to write for the big screen but not sure where to start? Come join me for this popular two-day screenwriting workshop and find out! Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting is designed for you. It demystifies the nuts and bolts of screenwriting – in two days you will learn everything you need to know to start writing your screenplay. Got the […]

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  • Janet Frame Memorial Lecture

    The 2016 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture by President of Honour of the NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ), Dr Philip Temple ONZM. How much has changed for New Zealand writers over the last 50 years, and what has remained constant? For the 10th Janet Frame Memorial Lecture, which coincides with the release of his book, The Sea […]

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  • THE PROVERSE PRIZE

    THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2016 IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY! Honorary Advisors: Bahamian poet Marion Bethel, UK linguist and lexicographer David Crystal, UK translator Margaret Clarke, Canadian poet and academic Jonathan Hart, Swedish linguist Björn Jernudd, Hong Kong University Librarian Peter Sidorko, Singapore poet Edwin Thumboo, Czech novelist translator and poet Olga Walló. Judges: Anonymous, appointed […]

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  • THE PROVERSE PRIZE

    THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2016 IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY! Honorary Advisors: Bahamian poet Marion Bethel, UK linguist and lexicographer David Crystal, UK translator Margaret Clarke, Canadian poet and academic Jonathan Hart, Swedish linguist Björn Jernudd, Hong Kong University Librarian Peter Sidorko, Singapore poet Edwin Thumboo, Czech novelist translator and poet Olga Walló. Judges: Anonymous, appointed […]

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  • Creative New Zealand Louis Johnson New Writer’s Bursary

    The annual Louis Johnson New Writer’s Bursary provides a stipend that enables a published writer at an early stage of their career to create a new work. Reward amount: The dollar amount varies depending on the project request. Recent awards have been between $10,000 and $25,000. Closing dates: 11 Mar 2016 Find out all you need to […]

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  • Creative New Zealand – Michael King Writer’s Fellowship

    The Michael King Writer’s Fellowship is for established New Zealand writers from any literary genre, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project. Reward amount: $100,000 over two years Closing dates: 6 Mar 2015 http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/creative-new-zealand-michael-king-writers-fellowship  

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  • Creative New Zealand Arts Grant

    Arts Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take 11 weeks and typically one in four applications get funded. Reward amount: Funding limits The maximum amount you can apply for is $65,000 but lower limits apply to some activities: competitions: $30,000 documentary and archival projects: […]

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  • Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency

    Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency Applications for the three month 2016 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawai‘i are invited. The residency is available to mid-career or senior New Zealand writers of Pacific heritage to work on a project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history. One award valued at NZ$30,000 […]

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  • PLAYWRIGHTS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND (INC)

    10-Minute Play Competition 2016 Adjudicator: Angie Farrow Proudly sponsored by PLAYMARKET Enquiries and submissions to: playwrightsnz@gmail.com Website: newzealandplaywrights.wordpress.com RULES: The competition is for scripts suitable for performing on stage with a playing time between 7 and 10 minutes. The entrant must be a member of PANZ. Membership is open to any person who is a long-term resident […]

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  • Howick Little Theatre presents An Evening with Justin Eade

    To promote our first major play – Central Otago Man – which runs from 27 February to 19 March, with both evening performances and matinee sessions, we are bringing the playwright, Justin Eade to the Theatre, to talk about his career and about the play. The director of our production Alex Gleed will also be […]

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  • Atlas – new medical literary journal call for submissions

    Atlas is a recently established medical literary journal, both online and in print, that hopes to encourage thought and open discussion on the ascientific and creative aspects of medicine and the human body. The journal takes its name from the atlas, the first vertebra in the body. Supporting the skull, the atlas allows the head to nod yes. […]

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