• New Zealanders and the Arts – Ko Aotearoa me ōna Toi

    New Zealanders and the Arts – Ko Aotearoa me ōna Toi | Creative New Zealand (creativenz.govt.nz) New Zealanders and the Arts – Ko Aotearoa me ōna Toi Findings from independent research by Colmar Brunton into New Zealanders’ attitudes to, attendance at, and participation in the arts in 2020. New Zealanders and the Arts — Ko […]

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  • Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award open for entries – closes July 31

    Auckland poet Kathleen Grattan, a journalist and former editor of the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, died in 1990. A member of the Titirangi Poets, her work was published in Landfall and other volumes including Premier Poets, a collection from the World Poetry Society. Her daughter Jocelyn Grattan, who also worked for the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, shared her mother’s […]

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  • Brian Turner on a life writing about, fighting for, and enjoying Aotearoa New Zealand

    “When I hear ‘progress and development’, I ask people to be specific about what it is that they’re describing. That for me is destruction, depletion, degradation.” The penultimate episode for Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History podcast presents Brian Turner from his 2020 oral history interview with Naomi Arnold. As a poet, essayist, biographer […]

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  • Value of Validation: The Big Idea

    This is the beginning of an article published on 16 June at The Big Idea. The full article can be read here.   Validation can be a powerful thing. Many in the creative sector seek it – as with all industries – in some shape or form. For an actor that may be a standing […]

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  • Oratia Media has won the BOP Bologna Prize 2021 for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, Oceania.

    Fantastic news this morning — Oratia Media has won the BOP Bologna Prize 2021 for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, Oceania.   Oratia Media wins BOP Bologna Prize as Best Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021 Independent Kiwi publisher garners international award at the world’s largest children’s book fair West Auckland publishing house Oratia […]

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  • Announcing the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize

    Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are excited to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. This year’s shortlist consists of three outstanding manuscripts: Paper Cage by Tom Baragwanath Light Keeping by Adrienne Jansen Landed by Sue McCauley […]

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  • Applications open for NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2021

    $10,000 Opportunity for Writers Applications open for NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2021 Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a […]

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  • 2021 Pullitzer Prize winners – literature

    Pulitzer Prize: 2021 Winners List   From reporting on the coronavirus pandemic to an investigation of China’s internment of Uyghurs, here’s the full list of winners and finalists. You can view the winning ceremony here on Youtube FICTION “The Night Watchman,” by Louise Erdrich This entry in the ongoing Chippewa chronicles is set in the 1950s, […]

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  • PEN AMERICA LITERARY AWARDS SUBMISSIONS

    If your book has a US release, it can be entered. Submissions for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards will be accepted from June 1, 2021 through August 1, 2021. SUBMIT HERE Please be sure to carefully follow the below instructions before submitting: All submitted books must be published by a trade or academic publisher […]

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  • Verb Wellington Writer’s Residency with Katherine Mansfield House & Garden – open now

                    Verb Wellington and Katherine Mansfield House & Garden have come together to offer an opportunity to spend time in one of the world’s most vibrant literary cities to focus on your writing. We are very grateful to Professor John Ormiston ONZM who is a patron of this […]

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  • CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST GIVES CREDIT TO YOUNG READERS’ EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

    10 Jun 2021 From a field of 166 entries, the 28 finalists in the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are announced today. Across six main categories, these books offer the nation’s young readers a tasty smorgasbord of titles, packed with meaty themes and addictive plot lines. “The diversity of ideas […]

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  • Submit to the IIML’s annual online poetry showcase Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems.

    What, how and when to submit to the IIML’s annual online poetry showcase Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems. Submissions for Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems 2021 open on 1 January and close on 13 December 2021.   Current Issue What to submit Only poems or books of poems by New Zealanders published within the calendar year […]

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