2020 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION
in association with TOP OF THE SOUTH BRANCH, NZSA
Entries Close: 31st March 2020
The 2020 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition is open for entries. This national short story competition is jointly sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers and the Top of the South Branch, NZSA, with prizes awarded half as book vouchers and half as cash.
The word limit is 1500 words. Writers may submit as many entries to the competition as they like, provided an entry fee of $20 is paid for each story. All stories receive feedback, with the judge providing a written assessment of the ten short-listed stories. The top three entries receive prizes to the following value: First, $500; Second, $300; Third, $200. Submissions may be made either by email or by post, although email is preferred.
The competition will be judged by Mandy Hager, who in 2019 became the president of the New Zealand Society of Authors. Mandy is a multi-award-winning writer of fiction, predominantly for young adults. A trained teacher, she has an MA in Creative Writing.
The closing date for entries is 31 March. The results of the competition will be announced at the 2020 Top of the South branch AGM, which will take place on Saturday 30 May, 2pm, at the Hearing House, Trafalgar Square, Nelson.
The full conditions of entry and an entry form for the 2020 Short Story Competition can be downloaded from http://www.topwriters.co.nz/page-blackmore-short-story-competition.html
If you have any queries, contact the competition organiser at email@example.com
Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency in Hawai’I
Closes 31 Mar 2020
Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2020 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency. The award offers a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai’i. The residency aligns with the ‘Moana’ pou of Creative New Zealand’s Pacific Arts Strategy 2018 – 2023, ensuring that Pacific arts are further enriched across Oceania and the globe. The project may be in any genre, but priority is given to works that focus on developing New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction (including biography, history, arts-related and cultural topics) and playwriting. The residency is valued at NZ$30,000 and includes return airfares to Hawai’i, accommodation costs and a monthly stipend. Previous recipients have included Karlo Mila, Tusiata Avia, Daren Kamali, David Eggleton, Jessica Hansell (aka Coco Solid), Sima Urale, Toa Fraser, Victor Rodger and, most recently, Oscar Kightley. Hawai’i has been identified as a strategic location for artists and is considered the hub of Pacific writing with numerous universities, library resources, networks, writers’ forums and publishers. It is also an important link to the mainland US and has a strong indigenous culture. The 2020 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is available in either the Fall (August to November) or Spring (February to May) semester of the 2020-2021 US academic year. The deadline for applications is 5:00pm, Tuesday 31 March 2020. Applications are made online via the Fulbright New Zealand website https://fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/fulbright-cnz/
Poem in the Window
Each month, a poem is displayed in the window of Page & Blackmore Booksellers at 254 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. To have a poem considered for the window send a selection of up to three poems (max length 30 lines) as email attachments to Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ‘window poems’ are published in the biennial Horizons anthologies, which also feature the winning stories from the Page & Blackmore Short Story Competitions
STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries
Tuesdays - We are a small group with widely varying interests in writing, from short fiction to social commentary, social history to poetry. 1pm second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Elma Turner Library 27 Halifax Street, Nelson Ph. 5460416 email@example.com
Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group
The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.
The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!
Each month we have a guest speaker who will illuminate an area of the writing process. There is also always time for discussion and writing. Bring writing materials. Free. All welcome. Time 1.00pm-3.00pm. Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Contact. Ph. 03 543 8500 firstname.lastname@example.org