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CLNZ $25,000 Writers’ Award 2018 – applications are open

New Zealand non-fiction writers, including those who write for an education audience, are invited to apply for a grant of $25,000 from Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ).

The CLNZ Writers’ Award is offered to writers of any genre of non-fiction, including education works. The award enables the successful applicant to devote time to their writing project.The CLNZ Writers’ Award is one of the projects made possible through CLNZ’s Cultural Fund. The Cultural Fund’s objectives are to:

  • Protect – writers and publishers’ ability to earn revenue from their works
  • Support – the creation and production of new works and assist the commercial success of New Zealand works
  • Grow – the number of works created and skills in the industry

We encourage non-fiction writers to consider applying for this award.  Applications for the full range of non-fiction genre are welcome.  Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and writers of proven merit.

Applications must be completed online by 4pm on Friday 27 July 2018.

Application and criteria for the 2018 CLNZ Writers’ Award can be found on the Copyright Licensing website:
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The winners will be announced at the New Zealand Society of Author’s National Writers Forum on September 22. 

Contact us on 0800 480 271

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