• 2019 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards

    2019 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards Writers working in the Mind Body Spirit genre have until 31 March to enter the 2019 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards. There are two award’s categories, one for Books and another for Unpublished Manuscripts. The winner in each category receives a $10,000 prize. Spokesperson for the Trust, […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2019 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 2019 programme from 1 Dec 2018 to 1 Feb 2019. The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2019 seeks applications from writers and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe space […]

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  • Writing sample and synopsis assessments – subsidised for NZSA members -assessments still available

    StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers 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 send in a synopsis and […]

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  • What does NZSA membership mean for writers?

    “Being a member of the NZSA means not being alone. As a writer, I spend a lot of time in my own head, or holed up somewhere with ink stains on my fingers, or hunched over a computer. The NZSA provides great resources, and opportunities to work with people who can help you make the next step […]

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