Friday, April 30, 2010

The NZSA/Pindar Publishing Prize Shortlist Announced – online voting to start 1 May

The judges have read their way through the staggering 508 applications received for the inaugural NZSA/Pindar Publishing Prize and have completed what has been an extremely difficult task.  They have come up with a short list of five manuscripts.

Judges Graeme Lay and Mia Yardley found the quality of much of the writing to be remarkably high. Many of the manuscripts were potentially publishable, judging from the writing samples provided - heartening evidence that standards of literacy are being maintained.
The applications were all anonymous and the judges will not know the identity of any of the authors until the winner is announced on 15 June.

The five manuscripts are (in alphabetical order): Chasing the Moon, Even the Trees are Bent, Surrender, Tomorrow's Rain and What You Wish For.  All are adult novel manuscripts.

Now it's your turn to have a say.  Online voting for the NZSA/Pindar Publishing Prize will be available from this Saturday, 1 May.  Go to and click on the advertising banner to take you through to the online poll.
One vote per email address is allowed - all duplicates will be deleted.  Voting will continue until 30 May.

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