• A BOOK WOVEN WITH MĀORI MYTHOLOGY WINS TOP PRIZE AT CHILDREN’S AWARDS

     New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2021 Winners A disabled Māori boy who meets a mermaid on the beach won over the hearts of the judges at this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea by Christchurch author T K Roxborogh was […]

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  • Applications open for University Book Shop Otago & Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust Emerging Writers Residency 2022

    Applications are open for the sixth University Book Shop Otago & Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust Emerging Writers Residency applications close 20 August 2021. This residency enables an emerging writer to enjoy six weeks’ accommodation at the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust, admin support at the University Book Shop, alignment with the University of Otago […]

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  • Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners – 2021

    The winners of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2021, recognising works from the 2020 year have been presented at a ceremony held on August 7th. Congratulations to all the winners. Professional Categories Best Novel The Stone Wētā Octavia Cade (Paper Road Press) Ebook Paperback Best Youth Novel These Violent Delights Chloe Gong (Hachette NZ) […]

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  • Phantom National Poetry Day 2021 set to ignite public spaces!

    Poetry fans across Aotearoa New Zealand are eager to create a vibrant, diverse Phantom National Poetry Day on Friday 27 August 2021, after the global pandemic curtailed public gatherings last year. The packed programme goes live today (Thursday 5 August), revealing the breadth of their annual nationwide celebration.  More than 100 events and competitions are […]

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  • Adam NZ Play Award 2022

    Submissions are now open for the 2022 Adam NZ Play Award.
 Awards may be given in the following categories: – Best Play – Best Play by a Māori Playwright – Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright – Best Play by a Woman Playwright – McNaughton South Island Play Award – Dean Parker Adaptation or Non-Fiction Award […]

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  • Brown Ink Submissions Open

    The Brown Ink development programme is looking for Māori and Pasifika writers with the best new and original work. The programme offers playwrights a development workshop with a professional script advisor and actors dedicated to helping you develop your play. Previous plays selected for Brown Ink development include Still Life with Chickens by DF Mamea, […]

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  • Canadian publishers call for urgent reform of the Copyright Act

    See this press release from the Association of Canadian Publishers on copyright Here

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  • Tessa Duder is the NZSA 2021-2 President of Honour

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa is delighted to announce that Tessa Duder CNZM OBE is the NZSA 2021-2022 President of Honour.  This prestigious honour is bestowed on a senior writer and long-serving NZSA member in recognition of their contribution to writing and writers and the literary arts sector in Aotearoa. Of the award, Tessa says: ” To […]

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  • Entries now open for 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

    The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now inviting submissions for the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. These prestigious awards promote excellence in, and provide recognition of, the best books for adult readers published annually in New Zealand. Titles with release dates between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021 will be considered for […]

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  • Two job opportunities with New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc

    Two job opportunities are available with The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc. funded by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage as part of the capability building for arts organisations as part of COVID response. These roles are each 0.5 FTE or 20 hours per week and will […]

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  •  “CDL  is neither controlled nor legal”….. originally published by the International Publishers Federation

      An appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of CDL…. As working writers, translators, photographers, and graphic artists; as unions, organizations, and federations representing the creators of works included in published books; as book publishers; and as reproduction rights and public lending rights organizations; we oppose so-called “Controlled Digital Lending” (CDL) as a […]

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  • Phantom National Poetry Day

    First established in 1997, National Poetry Day is a one-day national poetry event extravaganza held on a Friday in late August each year. In 2021, the date for Phantom National Poetry Day is Friday 27th August. Registrations for 2021 events will open on the 17th March. It’s an event that always has something for everybody, […]

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