• NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2018

    $10,000 Opportunity for Writers. Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and […]

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  • Twenty-five-year-old debut novelist wins inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel

    Ruby Porter is the winner of the 2018 Michael Gifkins Prize for her remarkable novel, Attraction. Porter receives a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties. She accepted the award this afternoon at the Michael Gifkins Prize party held during Auckland Writers Festival week. The present reckons with the past in Attraction. Porter’s unnamed narrator […]

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  • National Writers Forum 2018

    WHAT IS THE NWF? The National Writers’ Forum is a conference for people who write: fiction, non-fiction, blogs, textbooks, children’s writers, graphic novels, poetry, plays and digital media. It is a two day intensive where writers talk, learn and share information about the craft of writing, the business of writing and the world of words. The […]

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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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