• 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 2018 offers these aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November, giving them the opportunity to […]

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  • 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 2018 NZSA / Hachette Mentor Program. Congratulations to Isabelle McNeur and Elizabeth Allan who have been chosen to work on a new draft of their manuscripts under Hachette Australia’s guidance, receiving constructive critique of their manuscript […]

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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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  • 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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