• The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2023 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

    The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2023 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme. The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of Forty South Tasmania magazine. Judges for the […]

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  • A winning way with words. The 2022 Sunday Star-Times short story awards are announced

    A winning way with words – The 2022 Sunday Star-Times short story awards are announced A tale of two of life’s casualties in a portrait that is wistful and poignant has scooped the top prize at this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards. Wellingtonian Bernard Steeds won the open category, with his entry Home. This year’s […]

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  • Tina Makereti wins 2022 Landfall Essay Competition

    Otago University Press: Tina Makereti has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Landfall Essay Competition with her striking essay about her journey surviving breast cancer. Lumpectomy is an exploration of the body and its boundaries. In writing that is both poised and honest, Tina shares what surprised her about cancer and what she […]

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  • Coalition for Books & KETE – Summer Reading Guide

    The Coalition for Books is delighted to partner with Booksellers New Zealand to produce the Summer Reading Guide 2022.  For the first time, a lift-out NZ section features all of the best pukapuka leading into Christmas, and as with previous Coalition campaigns, this section will be distributed via the Listener at the end of this […]

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  • The recipients of the 2022 Contestable Fund Grants – $73,000 granted

    CLNZ is excited to announce the successful recipients in this year’s round of Contestable Fund Grants. Applications were invited for projects that had clearly defined and measurable outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund’s objectives. There were a total of 38 applications received, covering a wide range of topics and subjects, with funding contributions made […]

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  • Auckland Poet Margaret Moores wins $1000 Poetry Prize

    Auckland poet Margaret Moores, is the winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems in 2022 and Lincoln Jaques, also of Auckland, is runner-up. This prestigious prize, enabled by a bequest from the Jocelyn Grattan Charitable Trust, has been organised by International Writers’ Workshop NZ Inc (IWW) since 2009, and over the […]

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  • Nominees 2022 RSF Prize

    Here is the list of nominees for the 2022 RSF Prize. Fifteen journalists and media outlets from all over the world have been shortlisted for their outstanding and essential work in support of the freedom to inform. Here are the exceptional histories on their website. This year is the 30th edition of this prize. Thirty years […]

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  • The 88th PEN International Congress in Uppsala – Reports and Resolutions

    Dear PEN Centres, At this time in history, PEN International is needed more than ever. Sadly, as Arthur Miller once stated, we won’t live long enough to see that noble day when our cherished organization won’t be needed anymore. But let us continue to strive with all our strength for this day to come and […]

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  • STORYLINES NATIONAL STORY TOUR VISITS AUCKLAND 21 – 25 NOVEMBER 2022

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa The Storylines Story Tour visits schools and libraries: Monday 21 November         – Northcote, Birkenhead, Birkdale, Takapuna, Mairangi Bay, Red Beach, Whangāpārāoā Tuesday 22 November        – Howick, Cockle Bay, Shelly Park, Mt Eden, Three Kings, Remuera, Meadowbank Wednesday 23 November – Glen […]

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  • Submissions open for 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    16 NOVEMBER 2022  The New Zealand Book Awards Trust Te Ohu Tiaki i Te Rau Hiringa is now inviting submissions for the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in Aotearoa. Titles with release dates between 1 April 2022 […]

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  • The Michael King Writers Centre announces 2023 Residencies

    14 November 2022 This year’s Michael King Writers Centre residency selection panel once again had their work cut out for them with a high number of applications received for the 18 residencies planned across 2023. There were 108 applicants totaling 509 individual applications across all of the available categories. A continuing trend is the high […]

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  • The Pacific Languages Strategy 2022-2032

    Tālofa, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Noa’ia, Mauri, Tēnā koutou katoa and greetings to you all! When Pacific languages are heard, spoken and celebrated, Pacific communities thrive and when our Pacific communities thrive, Aotearoa is a better place for all of us. Use of Pacific languages is […]

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