Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The D’Arcy Writers’ Grants for 2017
Applications for the 2017 D’Arcy
Writers’ Grants, in association with North
& South magazine, for essays of 10,000 to 12,000 words on New Zealand
life and culture will close on Friday, October 28. The grants will no longer be
residential, but will be increased to $5000 each and the winning essays will be
published in special sections of North
& South magazine.
should be sent in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They must include a reasonably well developed synopsis of the proposed essay, plus
a full biographical note, including references to, and some examples of,
previously published work.
successful applicants will be announced on Monday, November 28. The judging
panel will be writerGordon McLauchlan
(chair); Virginia Larson, editor of North
& South; Jackie Dennis, New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN Inc);
writer Hamish Keith; and writer Bruce Ansley.
The writer will, of course, retain copyright and moral
rights for the work but the Committee will hold the publishing right.