PenNorth March 2014

Branch Information:

Notification of Branch AGM:

The AGM of the Northland Branch of the NZ Society of Authors will be held on Saturday 15 March in the Whangarei Intermediate School Staff Room. Arrive between 10.30-11.00am for morning tea. The AGM will start promptly at 11am and will be followed by lunch (please bring your own) and then the normal monthly meeting.

Members’ announcements:

  • Trish Nicholson’s latest book, Write Your Nonfiction Book is the prescribed text for a new course that is now open for enrolment at the NZ Writers College. The course is also available in South Africa and the UK.
  • Karen Phillips has had a short story accepted for Takahe.
  • Derin Attwood has been nominated for the Julius Vogel Awards.
  • Kath Wynn has presented her last hospice biography to the family, and has completed a book for her brother-in-law.
  • Remember to let us know of your achievements by emailing them to Kathy or to northlandauthors[at]gmail[dot]com.

Northland To Host the 2014 NZ Society of Authors AGM

Northland is hosting the national AGM of the NZ Society of Authors in Whangarei on the weekend of May 23-25. Diarise the date now! As well as the AGM there will be a number of workshops on the Saturday and Sunday as well as a dinner on the Saturday night. It will be a great way to make contact with the outside writing world.

National Events:

Page & Blackmore Booksellers Short Story Competition 

The Top of the South branch is launching the 2014 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition. Last year the competition received 92 entries from around the country, from Kaitaia to Dunedin. This year’s judge is Graeme Lay. The word limit is 1500 words and the closing date is 30th April 2014. Entry forms and full entry conditions are available from bruceastridge[at]aol[dot]com or Page & Blackmore Booksellers , Nelson. Note that entries will be restricted to the first 100 received. All others will be returned, along with the $20 entry fee.

Competitions and Awards:

For information on other competitions and awards please use NZSA’s Death by Deadline . Also make use of the NZSA website  to find out what’s on. 

Items of Interest:

Some blogs that may be of interest:

One by Pete Morin comparing buying indie novels to buying cheap wine.

Another by Jonathan Gunson explaining why a leap into social media boots and all might not be such a good idea.

2 thoughts on “PenNorth March 2014

  1. Hi, glad you found the cheap wine post – but I didn’t compare the entire indie publishing INDUSTRY to cheap wine, I compared buying indie NOVELS to buying cheap wine.

    1. I am so sorry. Yes, the post is most definitely about buying the novels and not the industry itself. My sincere apologies and I have now changed the wording to accurately reflect your post.

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