• Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition opens

    In 2017 Landfall celebrated its 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, University of Otago launched the Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition, an annual award open to writers aged 16 to 21. Essays should not exceed 1500 words. The competition is judged by the editor of Landfall. The winner will be announced and published in each […]

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  • Mountain Book Competition 2022

    We love sharing tales of epic, and often hair-raising adventures set in some of the world’s most remote, often beautiful, sometimes hostile, environments. The Mountain Book competition adds another exciting element to our festival, giving writers the opportunity to showcase their work and win prizes, and our adventure book-loving audience to enjoy readings, book signings, […]

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  • First Pages Prize 2022

    The 2022 First Pages Prize support the emerging writers with cash awards, a tailored edit and an agent consultation. Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the First Pages Prize invites you to enter your first five pages (1250 words) of longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Enter MARCH 1 – APRIL 10, 2022 Extended deadline […]

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  • Summer Encore: Graci Kim introduces ‘Making it in the international market’

    In the New Zealand Society of Authors Summer Encore Series, well known NZSA authors introduce you to some of their favourite episodes from the NZSA podcast. This week, Graci Kim, author of the instant US bestseller, The Last Fallen Star (A Gifted Clans Novel 1), introduces you to her favourite episode: the panel discussion ‘Making […]

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  • Aotearoa New Zealand New Year’s Honours lists 2021-2022

    NZ Aotearoa New Years Honours full list HERE   Slim pickings for the literary sector in the honours list this year, but we note three peripheral sector awards, honoured today: Congratulations to Journalist Rosemary McLeod, who received an Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to journalism and television. Congratulations too to […]

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  • Summer Encore: Rosetta Allan introduces Paula Morris Address

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Summer Encore Series is a podcast series where well known NZSA authors introduce you to some of their favourite episodes from the NZSA podcast so far. This week, Rosetta Allan, author of the recently released Crazy Love along with several other novels and poetry collections, introduces you to her […]

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  • NZSA Writer Toolkit to launch in 2022

    We’re set to launch our NZSA Writer Toolkit in January 2022, and first session will be FREE to all our members. The Writer Toolkit – what is it? Our Toolkit is a new professional development offering from NZSA, and we will launch a series of online courses in 2022. Take courses on craft, industry and life […]

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  • Vale Keri Hulme

    It’s with great sadness that we heard of literary icon Keri Hulme’s passing yesterday, Monday 27 December. She was Aotearoa’s first Booker Prize winner for her novel, The Bone People. Our thoughts are with her friends and whānau. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has out put together some great media of Hulme, including an interview […]

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  • Announcing the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists

    PEN America has announced their Longlists for the 2022 Literary Awards! The Awards are juried by panels of esteemed, award-winning authors, editors, translators, and critics. These authors are committed to recognising their contemporaries, from promising debut writers to those who have had a continuous, lasting impact on the literary landscape. You can learn more about […]

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  • Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre Creative Residency Programme 2022

    This residency is designed to support three artists practising in a range of artforms to create new work, build connections with each other, and engage with local arts communities and audiences across a 12-week residency from mid-May to mid-August 2022 at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. Applications […]

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  • Calling all New Zealand LGBTQIA+ writers!

    Be a part of our 2022 Samesame but Different Festival by submitting to our Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest. In 2022 our Festival theme is ‘Legacy‘; with this in mind, we have decided this year to ask writers to include the phrase ‘once upon a time’ somewhere in their story. First prize is $1000 for […]

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