• Screenrights Cultural Fund 2021

    The Screenrights Cultural Fund makes a difference by supporting people with exciting and innovative new initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand. FOCUS 2021: NEW TEAMS Screenrights’ 2021 Cultural Fund is now open for applications, closing 5pm AEST Wednesday 28 April. The 2021 focus is New Teams. “Ours […]

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  • Well done Canadian Government! Supporting the literature sector!

    The Canadian Independent Booksellers Association (CIBA) is thrilled to announce that the Government of Canada has committed to providing $32.1 million in funding, over two years, to help booksellers sustain and increase their online sales.   In February 2021, CIBA submitted a proposal to the Department of Finance Canada urging them to provide independent booksellers with […]

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  • The Authors Guild Releases Its Model Translation Contract, a First

      Points of ideal translation contracts–including cover credit for a translator’s work–are included in the Guild’s newly released model. April 19, 2021 The entrance to the Feltrinelli bookstore in Rome’s Galleria Alberto Sordi on Via del Corso. Image – iStockphoto: Cineberg By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Translators Are Often Overlooked’ For the first time in […]

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  • Emma Hislop is the successful recipient of the 2021 Louis Johnson New Writer’s Bursary

    Creative New Zealand Congratulations to NZSA member  Emma Hislop who has been named as the successful recipient of the Louis Johnson New Writer’s Bursary. Emma will use the $11,000 bursary towards writing a short story collection Ka mau te wehi!

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  • Māori stories and language at the heart of publisher’s 30-year succes

      Steph Matuku,  Apr 14 2021 Māori book sales ‘booming’ New data shows that Kiwis are increasingly interested in books about te reo Māori and te ao Māori. Huia Publishers has been a trailblazer for publishing for 30 years, committed to providing a platform for Māori voices and perspectives. Robyn Bargh founded the business in […]

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  • 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

    Commonwealth Writers  /  14th April 2021   /  The Commonwealth Short Story Prize   This short film features the twenty-five shortlisted authors. Read about the individual writers and their stories below. Congratulations to the New Zealander shortlisted: Tim Saunders for his story CARVED. ‘Ogbuefi’, Vincent Anioke (Nigeria) ‘Hunger’, Andre Bagoo (Trinidad and Tobago) ‘Tourism is Our Business’, Heather Barker (Barbados) ‘I Cleaned The—’, Kanya D’Almeida (Sri Lanka) ‘It […]

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  • Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalists – 2021

    The Sir Julius Vogel Awards Finalists 2021 Congratulations to all and especially our NZSA members listed below:   Finalists for the 2021 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now available. The awards recognise excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the […]

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  • NZSA launches new programmes to address seismic shift in book industry

    Media Release April 19, 2021 The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc, founded in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1934, has responded to many changes to the literary sector since that time. Now the sector is going through a period of seismic change and NZSA has launched a raft of […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast featuring Philip Temple

    Philip Temple discusses half a century of living as a writer in Aotearoa, on the NZSA Oral History Podcast “I tend to think that one of the reasons public institutions are not very keen on writers is because they have too much to say.” Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History podcast continues with Philip […]

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  • Inaugural NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize shortlist announced

    Five writers have been shortlisted for an award that celebrates fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision‘. NZSA congratulates shortlisted writers Joanna Aitchison, Tom Baragwanath, James Norcliffe, Lizzie Harwood, and Wes Lee. 89 applications were received and the shortlist judging panel of Tina Shaw and Ruby Porter commented: ‘We saw an inspiring range of […]

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  • NZ On Air announces Public Interest Journalism Fund details

      In February Minister of Broadcasting and Media, Hon Kris Faafoi announced $55 million to provide targeted, short to medium-term support for public interest journalism. The Public Interest Journalism Fund will be administered by NZ On Air. The Public Interest Journalism Fund is designed to provide three years of transitional support to the media sector, […]

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  • Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize: Entries open

      Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand and the Margaret Mahy Estate are delighted to announce the return of the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize for a third year. The Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize 2021 offers a unique opportunity for an unpublished New Zealand-based illustrator to illustrate Mahy’s classic children’s story There’s A King in the Cupboard. Working […]

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