• Government Making Plans –

    Encouraging signs for transformation of the sector By Keri Malthus Making plans  The Government has put a firmer timeframe around its planning to transform the creative sector. In a statement to The Big Idea, a spokesperson for newly-appointed Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford says the Government will begin to develop a formal Industry Transformation Plan […]

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  • Compelling stories by emerging writers awarded 2019 NZSA assessments

    The NZ Society of Authors announce who will receive manuscript guidance in this year’s CompleteMS programme. Thirteen writers with manuscripts ranging through black comedy, Kiwi noir, ethnographic fiction/literary non-fiction, creative non-fiction, fantasy, historical, young adult, new adult, family saga, sci-fi, short stories, coming-of-age story and poetry have been chosen to take part in this year’s […]

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  • Ruth Dallas on the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series

    “Some people say look in your heart and write, my method is quite different, I look out and write!” -Ruth Dallas Ruth Dallas was a poet and children’s author. She worked side-by-side with the famous New Zealand editor, Charles Brasch at Landfall and had a long time friendship with Janet Frame. So why, when she […]

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  • Creative Industries feature in government vision and policy planning announcement

    The Government has launched a new approach to industry policy, aimed at growing more innovative industries in New Zealand and lifting the productivity of our key sectors. New Zealand has a strong economic foundation but our productivity has continued to fall behind our main competitors. To take advantage of the opportunities of the technological revolution […]

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  • I want to write more than anything else in the world

    26 Jun 2019 Paula Morris takes us inside the shadow of Katherine Mansfield and her days at the Menton residency on the French Riviera Share From late February until the end of June this year I’ve been based in Menton, the final stop on the French Riviera before the Ligurian coast of northern Italy. More […]

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  • Finalist announcement – Ashton Wylie Trust Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

    Joy Cowley a Finalist in 2019 Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards One of New Zealand’s best-loved writers, Dame Joy Cowley is a finalist in this year’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards’ Book category for her non-fiction work Veil Over Light. She joins four other authors from all over the country writing about issues […]

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  • NZSA CEO Talks to RNZ about CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants

    We want to invest in you, so you can invest yourself in your writing. Listen to NZSA CEO, Jenny Nagle, talk about the CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants with Karyn Hay on RNZ show ‘Lately’. The 2019 Research Grants are proudly bought to you by the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Copyright Licensing […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2019: Now Open for Applications

    Receive a $5,000 grant to help you research your latest fiction or non-fiction writing project.  All New Zealand writers welcome to apply! In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, the 2019 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research […]

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  • Tony Simpson Features on Latest NZSA Oral History Podcast

    In the latest episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series we hear from Tony Simpson.  Tony is an award-winner writer who has published seventeen books of New Zealand history.  He’s a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and has held many fellowships and awards recognising his dedication to historical research.  Tony was […]

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  • Flash Frontier: April 2019 Issue – LOVE

    Contents The Muslim Women Who Raised Us – Mohamed HassanHow to Tell a Story from the Heart in Proper Time – Riham AdlyRapurapu/ Searching – Tania Roxborogh The Clock in the Cul-de-Sac Marks the Time – Claire BeynonWe followed the voices – Marjory WoodfieldTowards balance – Anita GoveasThe Only Person on the Bus – Madeleine […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2019

    $10,000 Opportunity for Writers. 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 project that shows a high level of literary merit and […]

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  • Chromacon 2019 – a review

    Chromacon 2019 – Auckland – was an expo where a large group of visual artists got together to show off their work at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, on Queens Birthday Weekend. This included illustrators, digital artists, and graphic novelists. Why would a writer go to this? From my perspective, if I was looking for an […]

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