Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Applications for the 2017 Writers' Award close this Friday.

Time not on your side to complete your non-fiction book?
Applications are still open for the $25,000 CLNZ Writers' Award and close this Friday at 4pmApply today.

The CLNZ Writers' Award is part of our Cultural Fund three-year investment plan, and encourages non-fiction writers of any genre, including those who write for an educational audience to apply.  Feedback from the writing community has made it clear that awards that give writers the time to write are valued and necessary. This award has been developed in recognition of this feedback.

To apply for the 2017 CLNZ Writers' Awards, please follow these steps:

1. Read and understand the Guidelines for Applicants | 
View here >> (pdf)

2. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions | 
View here >> (pdf)

3. Have all supporting documentation ready and apply | 
(Application is an online form that will open in a separate window)

Note: Applications close THIS Friday 9 June at 4pm.
If you have any queries regarding these awards, please don't hesitate to call our office on 09-486 6250 or email

More about the CLNZ Cultural Fund
The CLNZ Cultural Fund is part way through a three-year plan that is making significant investments in New Zealand writing and publishing. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Fund has been allocated an additional $50,000 per year. This additional money is not from domestic licensing revenue but from overseas revenue that is non-title specific.

The new investment plan adds to the existing programmes run through the Cultural Fund and responds to feedback from the New Zealand writing community and the publishing industry on the Cultural Fund programmes.

The objectives of the Cultural Fund 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

Read more about our Cultural Fund programme of activities here.

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