Monday, December 14, 2009

New Publishing Award Announced

The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.), in association with Pindar NZ, Whitcoulls, Astra Print Group, the New Zealand Herald and Creative New Zealand are proud to announce the launch of the “NZSA Pindar Publishing Prize”.

This competition offers budding New Zealand authors the opportunity to be professionally edited, produced, marketed and distributed throughout New Zealand. The total package is worth around $35,000 to a talented new author. Full details and application forms are available on

The competition allows applicants to enter any piece of writing be it a novel, non-fiction, poetry or short story collection between 30,000 and 120,000 words. To be judged anonymously by a panel composed of representatives from Pindar NZ, NZ Herald and The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.).

“This is an amazing opportunity for any writer – something that will springboard them into the spotlight” said Maggie Tarver, Chief Executive of The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.). “In a time when more and more manuscripts are being rejected by mainstream publishers we are confident that we will get some really exciting entries”.

Entries close 30th March 2010 allowing writers time to finish or even start that piece of writing they have been putting off.
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