CLNZ / NZSA Writers’ Award

A $25,000 Award to a New Zealand Writer

The 2019 Writers’ Award is proudly bought to you by the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ).

The award was established to provide financial support for writers wishing to devote time to a specific project and to cover reasonable research expenses relating to it. In a broad range of non-fiction genre, specifically including education works, it is the clear intention of the Writers’ Award that a book will be published as a result of winning the award.

Submissions for entries must be made online and are open from 2 August 2019 until 6 September.

The winner will be announced at the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture in the final quarter of 2019 and will be publicized widely through CLNZ and NZSA media channels.

Deadline for applications is 4pm 6 September.  An application fee of $25 is required to complete application.  This fee helps ensure the sustainable administration of the grants.

CLNZ / NZSA Writers’ Award Guidelines

CLNZ / NZSA Application Form (link available from 2 August)

Past Winners

2018 – Nic Low (Ngāi Tahu) for his project, Uprising read more on CLNZ website

2017 – Ben Schrader for his project, Won and Lost: Saving New Zealand’s Built Heritage 1885-2016read more on CLNZ website

2016 – Neville Peat for his project, The Invading Sea read more on CLNZ website