Monday, May 09, 2016


Applications are now open for a new $25,000 Award for writers of a broad range of non-fiction 

New Zealand non-fiction writers, including those who write for an education audience, are invited to apply for a grant of $25,000 from Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ).

This new CLNZ Writers’ Award is offered to writers of any genre of non-fiction, specifically including education works. The Award enables successful applicants to devote time to their writing project. 

The CLNZ Writers’ Award is one of the projects made possible through CLNZ’s Cultural Fund. The Cultural Fund’s objectives are to:

  • Protect - writers and publishers’ ability to earn revenue from their works
  • Support – the creation and production of new works and assist the commercial success of New Zealand works
  • Grow – the number of works created and skills in the industry

CLNZ encourages non-fiction writers to consider applying for this new award.  Applications for the full range of non-fiction genre are welcome.  Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and writers of proven merit.

Applicants must submit details of a planned project to a selection panel. Applications must be received by 4.00pm on Thursday 23 June 2016.  The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the New Zealand Society of Author’s National Writers Forum to be held in Auckland on 17th and 18th September 2016.

Full application details and forms for the 2016 CLNZ Writers’ Award are available on the website

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