• ASIAN INK SUBMISSIONS OPEN

      Playmarket’s  Asian Ink development programme is looking for Aotearoa Asian writers with the best new and original work.   The programme offers playwrights a development workshop with a professional script advisor and actors dedicated to helping you develop your play. Plays selected for Asian Ink development include Pork and Poll Taxes by Talia Pua, Not […]

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  • PLAYWRIGHTS b4 25 WINNERS

       Playmarket announces the winners of the 2021 Playwrights b4 25 Competition WINNER – Lip Sync, Kanikanki, Twerk Off! by Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana HIGHLY COMMENDED – Henchmen by Amy Wright and She Thinks Evil by Courtney Bassett “Auckland Live has awarded $1,500 to the winner of Playwrights b425 for the last four years and is delighted to do so […]

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  • NZSA member Lee Murray wins two Bram Stoker awards!

    LEE MURRAY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS BRAM STOKER AWARDS® BY THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION May 25, 2021 Tauranga-based writer Lee Murray was named the winner in two categories of the international Bram Stoker Awards®, created by the premier organisation of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy – The Horror Writers Association. Due to travel restrictions, this […]

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  • Caselberg International Poetry Prize – opens June 1

    The Caselberg Trust is calling for entries for the 2021 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Competition. Now in its 10th year, the Trust is delighted to announce that Dunedin’s finest book shop – the University Book Shop is supporting the poetry prize again this year, and will also host our awards night to coincide with the […]

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  • The NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2021 – open with deadline of 1 Aug 2021

    NZSA Canterbury announces the 2021 NZSA New Zealand Heritage Book Awards will open for entries on the 1st June 2021.  In its eighth year, this event is now firmly established on the New Zealand Literary calendar.  Past winners have included Fiona Farrell, Witi Ihimaera, Whiti Hereaka and Brian Turner – last year’s major winners were […]

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  • Why Research Grants are More Accessible than Ever

    This is the beginning of an article published on 31 May at The Big Idea. The full article can be read here. Preconceptions don’t often do anyone justice. Be it the stereotyping of people or cultures, presumptions of processes or intentions – if you’re not open to learning more than what you assume, then you’re […]

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  • Announcing the 2021 takahē Monica Taylor poetry prize

    Entries are now open for the 2021 takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize, and we’re delighted to welcome John Allison as judge.   John Allison’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals here and overseas. His fifth collection of poetry, A Place to Return To, was published by Cold Hub Press in August 2019. A chapbook of new […]

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  • Announcing the 2021 Flash Fiction longlist

    Writers: please share the news if your title is on the Long List, but please do not share which story is yours while the judges are still deliberating. Thank you!  alphabetically by title:   A Moth in the Clementines Alan Recuperating on a Bed of Rabbits Centripetal Force Cloud Storage Cows Doing the Math Encounter […]

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  • Submissions called to inaugural poetry calendar

    Compound Press and Minarets Journal announce a call for submissions to our inaugural poetry calendar, edited by Craig Foltz. A functioning calendar for the year 2022 (should it happen), the calendar will feature one poem for each month. We ask writers to submit one poem to a specific month (though saying anything about said month is […]

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  • STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS – call for entries – closes August 15

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS About the Awards Since 1999 Storylines has produced an annual list of outstanding books for children and young people published by New Zealand authors and illustrators during the previous calendar year. This annual lists of Storylines Notable Books ensures that children, whanau, teachers, librarians and the public are all made aware of the large […]

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  • Barbara Else Talks about the Business of Books

      “Writers’ income is always an awkward cash flow – sometimes it flows and sometimes it doesn’t!” Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History podcast continues with a second episode from Barbara Else, from her 2020 oral history interview with Naomi Arnold.   Barbara Else is a celebrated New Zealand author but has also been […]

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  • Richard Flanagan gives the Arthur Miller Lecture at the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival May 23

    Arthur Miller Lecture: Richard Flanagan by PEN America Follow $30 US This event is part of the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Visit pen.org/festival to learn more and get tickets for other events. FLASH SALE EXTENDED: For a limited time only, enter the code FLASH21WVF at checkout to receive 25 percent off. PEN America Members get a […]

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