• Report reveals the difficulty in making a living from writing in New Zealand

    Media release from Copyright Licensing: 06 March 2017 A new report that looks at how New Zealand writer’s earn from their writing has revealed that very few are able to make writing their fulltime career. The Horizon Research report, commissioned by Copyright Licensing NZ in conjunction with the NZ Society of Authors, NZ Writer’s Guild […]

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  • CompleteMS – Open for Applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that is ready to take to that next level? Apply now for the NZSA CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme – a programme that provides writers with essential critical feedback on an advanced work, moving it closer to publication. CompleteMS suits writers who have completed a manuscript through […]

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  • NZSA 2017 Waitangi Day Honour

    Poet honoured for Waitangi Day Acclaimed poet and scholar, Selina Tusitala Marsh, has been made Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors’ annual Waitangi Day Honours.  “As the country’s largest writers’ organisation, we believe it’s important to celebrate significant literary achievements, especially on the international stage,” said NZSA President, Kyle Mewburn. “Each […]

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  • Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers  

    Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2017 offers these aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November, giving them the opportunity to […]

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  • StartWrite: writing sample and synopsis assessments – open

    StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers and comic / graphic novelists who want to get an appraisal for part of their work. Writers can send in a piece of writing, up to 6,000 words (for poetry up to 24 pages), and a one page synopsis. Comic / Graphic novelists need to […]

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  • NZSA / Hachette Mentor program recipients announced

    Two emerging writers win trans-Tasman mentorship with publisher   The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), Hachette Australia and Hachette New Zealand are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 NZSA / Hachette Mentor Program. For the second year in a row the depth of New Zealand writing talent impressed Hachette Australia and […]

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  • Apply for the NZSA Mentor Programme 2017 by 3 Feb

    For your opportunity to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or comic / graphic novelist – apply to NZ Society of Authors by 3 Feb. The deadline is looming for applications to the NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2017. We are seeking applications from writers and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe space to […]

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  • New Zealand Society of Authors / Auckland Museum Research Grants – Recipients Announced 

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipients of the NZSA Auckland Museum National and Auckland Region Grants. The National Grant goes to Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley whose winning proposal focuses on landscape and scent structured in such a way that each section responds to […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2017

    The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme for 2017 seeks applications from writers and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. This year, as part of our commitment to Creative New Zealand, we have again tagged 3 mentorships for […]

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  • Laurence Fearnley wins Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016

    We are delighted to announce Laurence Fearnley is the recipient of the Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016. The NZ Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award of $3,000 is awarded to an author of literary or imaginative fiction or poetry with the purpose of supporting a mid-career or established writer in furthering their literary career. Laurence […]

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