APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 PROGRAMME OPEN 1 MARCH. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 28 MAY

  • Applications for the NZSA CompleteMS Programme are via this online form only. Please do not send postal / printed versions of this form.
  • You will need to attach PDF copies of a 1 to 2 page synopsis ( and a sample of your work in progress (for example, the first chapters of a prose work (max. 10,000 words), three short stories (max. 10,000 words), 12 poems, a first act). Format should be 12pt, 2.0 spacing, wide margins both sides.*to this application. Keep file titles simple (such as the title of your MS) and DO NOT use apostrophes, brackets etc in the file title.
  • Fill out this online form (the save and continue option is enabled on this form) and submit. When your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an email confirmation sent to the email address used in your form, with a copy of your online application for your records (check you junk/spam folder if you do not see this email.
  • Once your application has been submitted you will be taken to the application fee page. Please complete the order for $25 payment and make payment of the fee using your name and COMPLETEMS as references.
  • (NB: If you are a new member and have not yet received your membership number, write ‘new member’ for the membership question in the form.)

NZSA CompleteMS Programme application form - 2021

  • The maximum word count of manuscripts for CompleteMS Programme is 100,000 words.
  • 300 words maximum.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    NB: Include a footer with the name of your project on each page.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    NB: Include a footer with the name of your project on every page. Number your pages.
  • Eligibility

    If you are not a current member of NZSA you need to either join or renew your subscription for the year. New members are obliged to have paid a minimum of 50% of their subscription fee prior to application.
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