• UK Author Unions Launch Investigation Into ‘Partner Publishing’

    UK Author Unions Launch Investigation Into ‘Partner Publishing’ In News by Porter Anderson   March 3, 2021 Citing ‘a sharp rise in complaints’ about companies that charge writers to produce their work, author-advocacy unions open a study.   Solomon: ‘They Call Themselves Publishers’ The Society of Authors and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – the United Kingdom’s two authors’ unions–have announced […]

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  • Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand join the family of sponsors of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

    Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand has always been strong supporters of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and is delighted to have cemented that support of these significant awards by signing a five-year agreement to sponsor the Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction.   Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Chief Executive Dan Slevin says, ‘We […]

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  • CLNZ Board seeks intern director

      Appoint | Find director & advisory board positions in NZ (appointbetterboards.co.nz) The CLNZ Board is advertising for an intern to join the Board.     The position is for someone between 18 and 30 years of age who is seeking governance experience through working with a highly skilled group of Directors in an established […]

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  • Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Finalists Reveal a Shift in New Zealand Writing and Publishing

    NEWS RELEASE –  WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 2021  The shortlist for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, released today, is a dazzling reflection of the robust, innovative literature scene of Aotearoa New Zealand, revealing a deeper engagement with our culturally diverse society.   In the Fiction category, two past winners are vying for the same […]

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  • Storylines shortlists announced for 2021 – winners announced March 28

    Shortlist – Storylines Gavin Bishop Award   We’re pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award, presented in association with Penguin Random House: Jessica Lowry, Rose Northey, Rose-Mari Smith, Sarah Trollē, Amir Vollweiler, Charlotte Warman. Congratulations. We look forward to announcing the winner on 28 March. The winner of the 2021 […]

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  • THE BLACK LIST NEW ZEALAND PROJECT

    OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCREENPLAYS AND ADAPTATIONS The NZFC has partnered with the Black List to introduce the Black List New Zealand Project (BLNZP). This is a one-off fund, designed to foster the creative relationship between writers and producers, and stimulate international opportunities for New Zealand feature films. Submissions close 19 March. See more here The New […]

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  • ROBERT LORD COTTAGE RESIDENCY

    Robert Lord’s worker’s cottage in Dunedin is run as a rent-free residency for writers. When co-founder of Playmarket, Robert Lord, took up a Burns Fellowship at Otago University in 1987, he bought his first home – a small cottage close to the university and the town centre of Dunedin. His tragically few years in Titan […]

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  • ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD – 2021 Winners from Playmarket

    ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD Congratulations to this years’ winners of the Adam NZ Play Award. Adam NZ Play Award and Best Play by a Woman Playwright: Emily Duncan for & Sons Adam NZ Play Award Runner Up and Best Play by A Māori Playwright: Katie Wolfe for The Haka Party Incident Highly Commended: Sam Brooks for A […]

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  • CompleteMS 2021 – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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  • The NZPS International Poetry Competition 2021

    The NZPS International Poetry Competition 2021 – opens March 1 The four judges are now in place, and we’ll be announcing who they are when the NZPS International Poetry Competition 2021 opens on Monday, March 1. We have a fantastic lineup of judges, who will be judging the four categories: Open Verse for Adults (18 years […]

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  • 2021 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION – NZSA Top of South – now open

    2021 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION   in association with NZSA TOP OF THE SOUTH BRANCH   The 2021 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition is open for entries. This national short story competition is jointly sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers and NZSA Top of the South Branch, with prizes awarded half as […]

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  • PEN AMERICA SETTLES LANDMARK FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT

      PEN AMERICA SETTLES LANDMARK FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT; PRECEDENT SHIELDS REPORTERS FROM RETALIATION BY A SITTING PRESIDENT   Settlement agreement entered today affirms basis of PEN America’s challenge on behalf of its journalist Members who were threatened and retaliated against by President Trump. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2021 (New York, NY) […]

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