• Cheapskates RNZ cough up

    READINGROOM RNZ tried to get away without paying writers a red cent for their work When Radio New Zealand recently announced its short story competition for the Nine To Noon show, writers from all over the country flocked to their computers to create or revise a story for submission. This isn’t surprising: there are limited avenues […]

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  • 2021 Pikihuia Awards October 30 – tickets available now

    Tēnā koe, Earlier this year, we put the call out for first-time and emerging writers to share their stories. The response was incredible. We had hundreds of entries from across Aotearoa and the world both in te reo Māori and English. In June, we announced eighteen finalists. Join us this October at the 2021 Pikihuia […]

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  • 2021 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

    Open to all NZSA members $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize Opens Thursday 09 September, closes 4pm, Thursday 14 October Brought to you by NZSA Auckland Branch Conditions of entry The competition is open to all NZSA members. All entries must be original and not previously published or broadcast. before the competition […]

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  • NonfictionNOW – Call for Hui participants: submissions due 27 September 2021

    Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Kia orana and warm Pacific greetings to you all! In 2021, NonfictioNOW takes a new form—adapting to the realities of the COVID pandemic while retaining its spirit and integrity. Despite a pandemic, we are still planning […]

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  • The Janet Mackenzie Medal – 2022 nominations are now open

    IPEd is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2022 Janet Mackenzie Medal (the Mackenzie). This award recognises the outstanding achievements and contributions of a current or past IPEd Professional Member, including Honorary Life Member, to the editing profession, particularly in lifting standards and/or providing exemplary service to IPEd. This is the most […]

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  • Four Cash Grants Awarded to Support NZ Writers

    The 2021 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) inc Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers. The $5,000 grants support New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project. The selection panel received […]

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  • Going West Goes Online and Free in September

    Going West Festival’s 26th season moves online for September, offering three freshly curated live conversations with Aotearoa’s finest writers of prose, poetry and culture. The events, which can be accessed from the Festival’s website, are perfectly proportioned bites for lovers of books, words and ideas. Going West Festival director James Littlewood says the team’s experience […]

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  • The 2021 Speculate Prize

    RMIT has launched an inaugural Speculate Fiction prize aimed at writers who explore the expansive possibilities of literature: those who imagine other worlds—other realities—that may even exist within our own. The 2021 Speculate Prize will be judged by Rose Michael (RMIT), Astrid Edwards (MWF), Nick Tapper (Giramondo Publishing) and critic Declan Fry. The winner will […]

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  • The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022 – now open for submissions

      The overall winner will receive £5,000, whilst the five regional winners will receive £2,500 each. All finalists will also receive a free membership from The London Library and have their piece published in Granta magazine. Read more about language, and other eligibility rules, here. Now into its second decade, the Prize has been career-changing for many writers: it showcases your work to a global […]

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  • $25,000 Writers’ Award has been awarded to Writer, Architectural Designer, and Housing Advocate, Jade Kake

    Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi,Te Whakatōhea,Te Arawa) has been awarded the 2021 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) inc, $25,000 Writers’ Award for her project on the legacy of Professor Rewi Thompson (1953-2017; Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa). Working with Jeremy Hansen, Jade’s book will […]

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  • Applications open – 2022 Residencies – Michael King Writers Centre

      APPLICATION: Writers Residencies 2022 The Michael King Writers Centre is offering seventeen supported residencies in 2022, with financial support from Creative New Zealand. Recipients can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a generous stipend and the opportunity to focus on a specific writing project. Applicants must be a New […]

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  • Online Storytimes Aotearoa during lockdown – GUIDELINES FOR LIBRARIES, SCHOOLS AND ECE’S

    DEVELOPED BY THE COALITION FOR BOOKS IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANZ, LIANZA, CLNZ AND NZSA  Guidelines for libraries, schools and early childhood education centres   Schools, libraries, and early childhood education centres are keen to ensure that New Zealand children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these unsettling […]

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