• Enter the North & South Short, Short Story competition

    The North & South Short, Short Story competition is back – a bit later than usual, but as cool and competitive as ever! We had a bumper crop in 2019, and are hoping for another bundle of flash fiction gems. Again, stories must be 300 words or fewer. There are no boundaries as to themes, structure or […]

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  • NEW Book shows Australian Government was complicit in murder and cover-up of Balibo 5 Journalists

    NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc advocates for freedom of speech by journalists and writers around the world Pacific Media Watch 6 March 2020 TIMOR-LESTE: Murdered journalists a ‘hurdle’ for Jakarta in concealing invasion Flashback to Greg Shackleton reporting from Balibo in 1975, shortly before being murdered along with four other Australian-based […]

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  • AUSRALIA: Loss of AAP newswire a tragedy for entire Pacific – journalists lose jobs in Australia

    AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The shock announcement yesterday that the Australian Associated Press newsagency will cease operations after 85 years is a blow to journalism in Australia and the Pacific. AAP, which is owned by Nine, News Corp Australia, The West Australian and Australian Community Media, provided services to media companies such as […]

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  • Storylines Manuscript Awards and shortlists announced for 2020

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz Congratulations to all NZSA members listed below: The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce the shortlists for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel manuscript, the Storylines Te Kāhurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira […]

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  • 2020 Storylines Notable Book winners announced

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce its Storylines Notable Book Awards 2020 for the highest quality books in five genres published during 2019. The awards lists are compiled from more than 110 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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  • EXCELLENCE DRIVES FIERCE COMPETITION IN OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS’ SHORTLIST

     WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2020 Debut writers and literary luminaries vie for the country’s premier book honours in today’s finalist announcement of 16 compelling works that explore and re-imagine the natural, cultural and creative landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ 2020 finalists were selected by four panels of three specialist judges […]

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  • PANZ cancels Bologna; International Pubishers begin to pull out from the London Book Fair

    Coronavirus: Milan’s Stefano Mauri to World Book Fairs and Festivals: Postpone By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson March 2, 2020 From near the heart of the Italian crisis, a publishing icon not only cancels GeMS’ engagement at London Book Fair but calls rights-trading centers ‘the nightmare of epidemiologists.’ ‘Fairs Are One of the Occasions To Be […]

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  • NZSA member James T Guthrie sells film rights for Bullseye Bella

    Filmmaker Scott Walker has secured the rights to New Zealand author James T. Guthrie’s award-winning book, Bullseye Bella. The Book: One girl. Three darts. Big trouble. Twelve-year-old Bella Kerr is a darts prodigy. And when she finds out that her little brother’s special schooling is at risk because of lack of money, Bella secretly enters a […]

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  • CompleteMS – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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  • China: PEN condemns politically-motivated prosecution of publisher Gui Minhai

    London, 25 February 2020 The conviction and sentencing of Swedish-Chinese publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of ‘providing intelligence’ abroad appears to be in retaliation for his work as a publisher and in response to international calls for his freedom, said PEN International today, as it called on the Chinese authorities […]

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  • IPA Condemns China’s New 10-Year Sentence for Prix Voltaire Laureate Gui Minha

    In News by Porter Anderson February 25, 2020 Characterizing publisher Gui Minhai’s treatment by Beijing as ‘meant to scare others into silence,’ the IPA asks for new action from Sweden, the EU, and international community on the jailed publisher’s behalf. Image – iStockphoto: Rattankun Thongbun By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Gui Convicted of ‘Illegally […]

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  • Coronavirus Follow-Up: London Remains a Go; Publishers, Agents Uncertain About Bologna

    In Feature Articles by Porter Anderson – Publishing Perspectives February 25, 2020 With the 30,000-attendee Bologna Children’s Book Fair postponed in virus-struck Italy, the international book business debates how to proceed, though London Book Fair commits to going ahead. The two-miles-long Portico di San Luca in Bologna. Image – iStockphoto: Ermess By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief […]

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