• NZSA member Joy Cowley joins Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi whānau

    Celebrating our 2020 Whakamana Hiranga the Icons at Government House December 1, 2020 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi guests come together at Government House to celebrate three exceptional artists as Whakamana Hiranga Icons; Dr Sandy Adsett MNZM, Sam Neill DCNZM OBE, and Joy Cowley ONZ DCNZM OBE, who this year joined a living circle of […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2021 – open for applications

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist. The NZSA Mentor Programme accepts applications for the 2021 programme from 1 Dec 2020 to 1 Feb 2021. The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2021 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual […]

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  • The Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest 2021 – Same Same But Different: FREEDOM

    With the generous support of Foundation North, samesame but different is again running a short fiction writing contest. The competition gives New Zealand LGBTQI writers the opportunity to prove their creative skills and to promote their work to a wider audience in a safe and supportive environment.   First prize is $1000 for the winning […]

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  • Australian Society of Authors warns Government sustainability of Australian writing careers under threat

    The Australian Society of Authors has told a Federal Inquiry into the Creative and Cultural Industries that the sustainability of writing careers is under threat and has called for an overhaul in the way the Australian Government invests in and supports Australian writers. Our submission to the Inquiry addresses the immense value of Australian literature but also […]

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  • Seizure – open competition for Novellas

      VIVA LA NOVELLA 9 – OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The season of the novella has begun. Now is the perfect time to knuckle down and finish that short novel then send it in to Viva La Novella. This year, the ninth year of the competition, we are partnering with The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies […]

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  • Mātātuhi Foundation supports six NZ literary initiatives

    The Mātātuhi Foundation announces funding for six initiatives from writers, editors and organisations that will enhance or develop the literary landscape of New Zealand. Sonya Wilson: To support the promotion and expansion of the children’s literacy project ‘Kiwi Christmas Books’ beyond Auckland. Verb Wellington: To support the establishment of an emerging writer’s residency in the […]

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  • SHUGGIE BAIN by Douglas Stuart wins 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

    The Winner Shuggie Bain 1981. Glasgow. The city is dying. Poverty is on the rise. People watch the lives they had hoped for disappear from view. Agnes Bain had always expected more. She dreamed of greater things: a house with its own front door, a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect – […]

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  • Children’s Short Story Competition – TAF2020

    How are your children’s mystery short stories coming along? We’ve already received entries from the Huon Valley and interstate, but we’d love more from Australia, New Zealand and all around the world. Please spread the word – the competition is for all young writers under the age of 16. Remember – entries are due in […]

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  • Successful recipients announced for the Contestable Fund Grants 2020 – Copyright Licensing NZ

    13 NOVEMBER 2020 Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Contestable Fund Grants, with a total of $74,900 granted.   We’re excited to announce the successful recipients in this year’s round of Contestable Fund Grants. Applications were invited for projects that had clearly defined and measurable outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund’s objectives. There were […]

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  • The Michael King Writers Centre announces its Residencies for 2021

    11 November 2020 This year’s Michael King Writers Centre residency selection panel had their work cut out for them with a high number of applications received again for the 20 residencies planned across 2021. There were 119 applicants totalling 433 individual applications across all of the available categories. A continuing trend is the high number […]

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  • Changes to CNZ travel fund for authors

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 on international travel, the majority of Creative New Zealand’s international funding programmes are on hold for the current financial year (July 2020 to June 2021). Funding is available through their Arts Grants programme, to support New Zealand artists, arts practitioners arts groups and arts organisations to engage in a […]

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  • Arts, Culture and Heritage – cultural regeneration packages

       2 November 2020 This afternoon, the Prime Minister announced her government’s Cabinet portfolios. This has seen some changes for the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolios with Hon Carmel Sepuloni taking on the role of Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage with Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and Kiri Allan as associates. Hon Grant Robertson has retained his portfolio as […]

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