• IIML 2022 Writer in Residence – applications now open

    MONEY, ROOM, WRITE! Applications are now open for the IIML2022 Writer in Residence. This is a position for a creative writer in any genre with a publishing track record, though it’s not necessary to have an extensive list of publications or productions. The successful applicant will need to be in Wellington for the residency. The value […]

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  • Simone Kaho named as 2022 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence at Te Herenga Waka

      9 June 2021 Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce Simone Kaho as the 2022 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence. Simone will receive a stipend of $15,000 from Creative New Zealand to work on a collection of essays about identity and colonisation in Aotearoa New […]

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  • 2021 Pikihuia Awards Finalists Announced – Māori Literature Trust

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 June 2021 The Māori Literature Trust is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Pikihuia Awards. The short story awards, which occur every second year, have become an institution in New Zealand literature in paving the way for aspiring Māori writers. The judges were impressed by the quality and quantity of […]

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  • 2021 PAGE & BLACKMORE BOOKSELLERS SHORT STORY COMPETITION RESULTS

    The results of the 2021 Page & Blackmore Booksellers Short Story Competition were announced on 4 June at an event at the Jellyfish Restaurant in Mapua. All shortlisted entries receive a certificate and placegetters receive cash from NZSA Top of the South Branch and book vouchers from Page & Blackmore Booksellers in Nelson. First: ‘Cause […]

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  • CLNZ / NZSA Writers’ Award – A $25,000 Award to a New Zealand Writer

    The Writers’ Award is proudly brought to you by the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ).   The award was established to provide financial support for writers wishing to devote time to a specific project, and to cover re asonable research expenses relating to it. Writers with work in […]

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  • Congratulations to NZSA member Charlotte Grimshaw – Voyager media awards Reviewer of the Year 2021

    By Steve Braunias Steve Braunias edits Newsroom’s books section, READINGROOM Charlotte, critically Charlotte Grimshaw is crowned best reviewer – yet again Novelist and memoirist Charlotte Grimshaw won the reviewer of the year award at the Voyager Media Awards on Friday night for the third time. Her portfolio – two reviews in ReadingRoom, two in the […]

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  • Speculative Publishing for New Zealand Authors – virtual conference June 26 & 27

    Te Kōrero Ahi Kā Links for NZ Writers Virtual Professional Development Workshops/ Speculative Publishing for New Zealand Authors Register Here Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June 2021 This virtual two-day event will provide networking and professional development opportunities around publishing for members of SpecFicNZ. The event aims to increase the visibility of New Zealand’s speculative […]

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  • The UK’s International Booker Prize announced: David Diop and Anna Moschovakis

    Talking of ‘At Night All Blood Is Black’ as both ‘frightening’ and ‘powerful,’ the International Booker jury announces its 2021 selection.   By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘You Feel You’re Being Hypnotized’ What jury chair lucy Hughes-Hallett today (June 2) has called “an appalling book” and also a book of “incantatory language,” At Night All Blood […]

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  • Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement 2021: nominations open

    31 May 2021 Nominations are now open for the annual Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. These prestigious awards recognise New Zealand writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.   One award of $60,000 is made each year in each of these three categories: Fiction […]

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  • Landfall essay competition open for entries

    Otago Uni Press launches Landfall essay competition 2021 Home Landfall Awards and competitions About the competition In 1997 Landfall celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, then editor Chris Price launched the Landfall Essay Competition, sponsored by Otago University Press. From 2009, the competition has been an annual award. The purpose of the competition remains as […]

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  • Reflex Press – submissions open for Flash Fiction

    Autumn 2021 – Open for Entries Prizes: £1,200 first, £600 second, £300 third, £150 fourth (approx. $1,700, $850, $425, $215) Deadline: 31 August 2021 Entry fee: Choose your own! Judge: Emma Neale   Entry Form   Please use the entry form below for your flash fiction submissions. Please read the Rules before submi tting your entry. If you […]

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  • Call for judges of the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

    The organisers of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards are calling for expressions of interest from readers with a deep knowledge of New Zealand literature who would like to be considered as judges of the 2022 awards.   Applications are invited from members of the public with relevant experience, and from the literature community. Suitable […]

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