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Opportunities for NZ writers closing soon

27 Feb 2014

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Applications close on 7 March (next Friday) for two major literary opportunities for New Zealand writers.

The Michael King Writers’ Fellowship

This $100,000 fellowship is available to established New Zealand authors of any literary genre with a significant publication record. It is offered annually for writers working on a major project which will take two years or more to complete.

The Fellowship was offered for the first time in 2003, and was renamed in recognition of the late Dr Michael King for his contribution to literature and his role in advocating for a major fellowship for New Zealand writers.

Previous recipients are Owen Marshall, Vincent O’Sullivan, C.K. Stead, Rachel Barrowman, Neville Peat, Dame Fiona Kidman, Philip Simpson, Kate De Goldi, Peter Wells, Dr Peter Simpson and Fiona Farrell.

More about eligibility

More about how to apply

The University of Iowa Writers’ Residency

This residency is open to nationally recognised writers who have published at least one volume of work. Applicants at an early stage of their career, as well as more established writers, are eligible to apply. The residency is part of the University of Iowa’s International Writing programme and runs for three months, approximately August to November. A Creative New Zealand grant goes towards airfares, accommodation and living expenses for the selected writer.

Previous recipients of the residency include: Gordon McLauchlan, Vivienne Plumb, James Norcliffe, Penelope Todd, Brian Falkner, Kathy White, David Hill, Lynley Hood and Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and Craig Cliff.

More about eligibility

More about how to apply

For more information on the programme, please visit the University of Iowa's website

For more information on these opportunities, contact:

Jill Rawnsley | Senior Arts Adviser - Literature
09 373 3077 jill.rawnsley@creativenz.govt.nz


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