How to log in

log in

Click on Login/My Account top right corner of the opening page.

Your login (the top box at log in) is either your user name or your email address.log in screen
Now enter your password and click log in.

If you have forgotten your password, click on ‘lost your password?’ and follow the instructions.

Updating your writer profile

Every NZSA member has a writer profile on the website in the Our Writers section, it is your responsibility to add information to and to update your profile. A writer’s profile can be used to share information about yourself and to promote your work and skills.

To update your writer’s profile (in Our Writers) on the website

First log in (see above for instructions)

You will now be able to (looking from top to bottom when you are looking at your profile update page:

  • Update your postal address
  • List the genres that you work in
  • List your skills
  • Add a profile photo for yourself (see below for advice on adding photos)
  • Add any contact info that you want visible to the public
  • Update your branch
  • Add a blurb
  • Add the title, description, and image for as many of your books as you would like to display. (see below for advice on adding photos)

NB: You must save your work by clicking on the UPDATE PROFILE box.

We encourage you to have a writer profile on our site. This is a good opportunity to promote yourself and your writing. We are happy to help you with this during office hours should you encounter any issues. For advice and help call 09 379 4801 or email

Adding photos

When adding photos to your writer profile page it is important to ensure that the photos are optimised for web viewing. This means ensuring that the file size is under 1MB.

You also need to ensure that you upload files that are in the correct format. JPEG and PNG files work well. You can not upload PDF or TIF files.

To optimise photos for the web, you can use online (free) photo resizers such as or

(There are plenty of other photo resizers available. These are two that are frequently used.)