• New service to help local writers and artists protect their creative rights

    March 25  Only 12% of New Zealand creatives surveyed by Copyright Licensing NZ (CLNZ) are confident they know their rights when it comes to copyright. But failing to keep on top of crucial documentation and understand copyright implications can have serious financial consequences. A new offering aims to address this knowledge gap by making copyright […]

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  • NZSA Mentorships 2024 announced

    We are pleased to announce that 13 emerging writers have been selected for The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa 2024 Mentorship Programme. The selection panel of convenor Rosetta Allan along with panellists Kiri Piahana-Wong and Sharon Manssen commented: ‘To all the writers, we would like to say well done in […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2024 International Residency with Australia

    Media Release 20 March 2024   The Michael King Writers Centre in association with Varuna, The National Writers’ House in Katoomba, NSW, Australia is pleased to announce for the third time, a residency in Australia for New Zealand writers. The writer awarded the residency will receive return flights to Sydney, four weeks accommodation and meals […]

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  • EMERGING PASIFIKA WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2024

    EMERGING PASIFIKA WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2024 Funded by Creative New Zealand.   Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence 2024 position with the International Institute of Modern Letters, Kelburn Campus.   The residency is for three months in the second half of 2024.   There is […]

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  • Prominent writers pull out of PEN AMERICA literary festival, citing Gaza

      March 15, WASHINGTON POST: A group of writers including Lorrie Moore and Michelle Alexander announced Thursday that they are pulling out of this year’s PEN AMERICA World Voices Festival, citing the organizer’s inaction over the war in Gaza. In a letter published on Lit Hub, the writers criticized literary nonprofit PEN America for failing […]

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  • PEN International Case List 2023/2024: Unveiling the Persecution and Censorship of Writers Amid War

    2023/24 website statement   “The role that writers can play in times of uncertainty, diligently curating narratives to nourish empathy, encompassing glimpses of joy and ultimately offering the gift of hope, lacks formal recognition, and this lack of acknowledgement or coherent protections can ultimately decimate expression and propel rampant self-censorship.” Ma Thida, Chair of PEN […]

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  • Mike Riddell Writer’s Residency 2024

    Mike Riddell Writer’s Residency 2024 Applications are now open for the Mike Riddell Writers’ Residency in the village of Ōtūrēhua in Central Otago. The residency honours the writer Mike Riddell, who instigated the idea of administering a writer’s residency in Ōtūrēhua.  The idea was to offer a generously donated package of house and stipend to […]

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  • Allen & Unwin Fiction Prize open for entries until March 31

    Along with being awarded a publishing contract, the Allen & Unwin NZ Fiction Prize winner receives an advance against royalties of $10,000. The prize is open to all unpublished full-length manuscripts in the fiction genre between 70,000 and 100,000 words in length, written by citizens and residents of New Zealand. Both debut and already-published authors […]

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  • Auckland Writers Festival announces unbeatable lineup for this year’s Festival – world’s top writers light up New Zealand this May

    The Auckland Writers Festival today unveils the full Festival programme with more than 40 international authors and 200 events live in Auckland this autumn   Full Festival programme is available here. The 2024 Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi O Tāmaki reveals one of the starriest lineups in years, inviting New Zealanders to spend a week with […]

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  • AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST NINE NAMES IN STAR-STUDDED 2024 LINEUP

      Friday 8th March 2024 The Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi O Tāmaki, is thrilled to announce the first nine headliners coming to the 2024 Festival, ahead of the full programme announcement next week. The full festival programme, to be revealed publicly at midday on Wednesday 13th March, includes over 200 writers, including some of the most well-known literary […]

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  • NZSA Kupu Kaitiaki Programme for Kaituhi Māori

    Now Open For Applications The aim of this kaupapa is to provide new and emerging kaituhi with valuable feedback from a skilled Kupu Kaitiaki, for the refinement of a part of a manuscript written in te reo Māori. The work can be in the genres of poetry, fiction (excluding plays), short fiction or non-fiction (excluding screenplays and picture books), […]

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  • Gavin Bishop appointed new patron of Storylines Trust

    Award-winning author and illustrator, Gavin Bishop ONZM, is to join Joy Cowley as a patron of Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa. Gavin (Tainui, Ngāti Awa) is a highly acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator of more than 70 books, whose work ranges from original stories to retellings of Māori myths, European fairy […]

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