• Writer’s residence in French Polynesia

    Calling writers from Oceania – two months immersion in literary creation in the fenua. Time and resources in support of a writer from the Pacific. The Publishers’ Association of Tahiti and its islands, AETI (Association des éditeurs de Tahiti et des îles), has been working for 20 years to develop reading and the book trade […]

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  • NZ Booklovers Awards 2023

    Entries open now for the NZ Booklovers Awards 2023. ‘We are thrilled to be offering the NZ Booklovers Awards for a fifth year, to recognise the talented authors we have in New Zealand,’ says Karen McMillan. ‘We are delighted to announce a new award for 2023, The Junior Fiction Children’s Book Award, to join our […]

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  • Trauma beneath the surface of Mahy’s teen publishing

    Margaret Mahy, New Zealand’s most celebrated children’s writer, is renowned for her warm-hearted authorial persona and playful writing style, says Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate Dr Yuanyuan Liang. But trauma underlies many of her works for teenagers. “Mahy’s characters suffer traumatic events ranging from death of someone close, to bullying and abuse, […]

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  • Call for Papers! Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation ­– Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium

    Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation ­– Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium 16–21 April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Aotearoa New Zealand The organising partners for Scarred Nations are delighted to invite paper submissions to this international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on intrastate conflict, its legacies, and […]

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  • More than 1400 children tune into special live reading event with award-winning NZ author

    Classrooms and libraries right across the country tuned in to a special live book reading by award-winning Kiwi author and NZSA member Tania Roxborogh on Wednesday – the first in a series of live author events being held as part of HELL’s growing annual Reading Challenge.   The live readings are a new addition to […]

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  • Announcing the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize

    Announcing the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. The author of the winning manuscript will receive a contract for world rights […]

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  • State of the Arts Survey Aotearoa, February-March 2022 Summary of findings

    Summary of findings This report presents the findings from an online survey of those in the creative sector in Aotearoa, between February-March 2022. This is the second national survey in a series of surveys intended to track the state of the arts sector in Aotearoa. In total there were 707 respondents nationwide, and results are […]

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  • Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2022 Winners’ Announcement

    ‘Intense, Clever and Sexy as Hell’ Novel Wins Country’s Richest Writing Prize Wellington novelist and playwright Whiti Hereaka (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Tūhourangi, Pākehā) has won the $60,000 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her book Kurangaituku – a richly imagined contemporary retelling of […]

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  • Applications open for cash grants to support NZ writers

    Applications are now open for the CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants to help you research for your fiction or non-fiction writing project. Kua tuwhera ināianei ngā tono mō ngā Karāti Rangahau o te CLNZ | NZSA hei āwhina atu māu e rangahau tō hinonga, tō kōrero paki, tō kōrero pono rānei. Four grants valued at […]

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  • How to watch the Ockham NZ Book Awards ceremony LIVE on Wednesday 11 May

    It’s Ockham week and here’s how to watch the Ockham NZ Book Awards ceremony LIVE on Wednesday 11 May from 7pm! A change in venue and continued precautions around Covid have restricted our audience capacity for the much-anticipated Ockham New Zealand Book Awards this Wednesday 11 May, but there are several ways you can join […]

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  • The Proverse Prizes – OPEN for entry!

    OPEN FOR ENTRY NOW! The International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation). Entry is open to all who are at least 18 years old, whatever their place of birth, residence, nationality or citizenship. Closing date: 30 June 2022 New, emerging and experienced writers are all warmly invited […]

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  • Is it a Steal? – UK Society of Authors 15 Key Self-Publishing Principles

    The UK  Society of Authors (SoA) and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) are releasing Is it a steal? – an investigation into ‘hybrid’ / paid-for publishers that charge writers for publication while taking rights in their work which was generously supported by ALCS.   The two organisations represent 14,800 writers of all types, who […]

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