“essentially a literary gossip column” – CK Stead, 18 April 2010
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Money for writers
Breaking news from Copyright Licensing: applications are
now open for a new $25,000 award for writers of non-fiction, including those
who write for the education sector.
Applicants must be New Zealand
citizens or permanent residents and writers of proven merit, and the resulting
work should be likely to be accepted by a publisher. Applications should include:
an outline of the proposed work,
including a chapter outline.
a statement as to how the proposed
work will add to the body of work already published on the subject or to the genre
if a biography or work relating to
Maori, please indicate how the subject of the biography and/or their descendants
and/or iwi will be consulted and involved in the research and publication of the book
the names of referees. This is
particularly important for applicants with limited or no history of being published
expressions of interest from
publishers etc. (Up to 4 pages; letters from publishers allowed in addition – up to 2 pages)
a sample of writing from the proposed
work (no less than 5 and not exceeding 10 pages). If a sample of alternative
work is offered instead, it must be written in a style that same as that proposed for the
a curriculum vitae with a list of
main published works (no more than 3 pages).
Applications must be received by 4 p.m.
on Thursday 23 June. The winner will be
announced in September. Full details and application forms etc are here.
Winner for Best First Book of non-fiction
at the Ockham
NZ Book Awards last night was Melissa Matutina Williams for Panguru and the City. She was a CLNZ
Writers Award winner in 2011. Auspicious!