New Zealand writing, poetry, playwrights

New Zealand writing, playwrights, poetry, short stories: a guide to websites


Playwrights *

Playmarket Online
New Zealand’s playwrights agency and script advisory service. Search and access information on individual playwrights.

Auckland  Playwrights Collective

Playwrights Association of New Zealand (PANZ)

Playmarket’s focus is on  the development, support and representation of New Zealand playwrights. They are a key advocate for the continued growth of New Zealand theatre and coordinate a range of resources, services and opportunities for playwrights.

New Zealand playwrights.
Wikipedia entries.

Drama New Zraland
Drama New Zealand is an association for teachers, youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition, study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.

Publishers; New Zealand literary publishing, self-publishing

See: New Zealand literary publishers.


Reviews. Reviews of New Zealand books, from Zoetrope.
Includes: Fleur Adcock, Allen Curnow, Marilyn Duckworth, Anne Kennedy, Fiona Farrell, Riemke Ensing, Fiona Kidman, Allan Loney, C. K. Stead, Hone Tuwhare, Peter Wells.

Romance Writers of New Zealand
RWNZ is a group for writers looking to get a foot in the door of the romance industry. They offer a monthly newsletter, annual conference, regular meetings, and all the information you’ve ever wanted to know about writing a romance novel.


Science fiction and fantasy *

Science fiction and fantasy writers, resources in New Zealand.
New Zealand SF Index.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

Short stories *

NZ short stories
Search short stories by author or story title. There are over 20,000 entries in this University of Waikato database.

Short stories, National Library of New Zealand

Short Stories & Short Story Reviews.  NZ Booklovers

Short Stories. RNZ
A collection of audio about Short Stories. … Single short stories and multi-episode stories from freelance writers and published collections.


The Women’s Bookshop

Writers. The New Zealand writers and poets website index.

Writer resources *

Playmarket Online
Playwrights Agency and Script Advisory Service
Jobs classified for New Zealand writers. Journalism, reports, technical writing, creative writing.

Writers New Zealand Guild
A professional non-profit association for writers in the fields of film,television, radio, theatre, video and multi-media  (IAWG).

Writing on the Web, by Rachel McAlpine.
Books on web writing, business writing and creative writing, with free tips. Short courses on how to write popular novels.

New Zealand Art and Literary Journals

New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre
Poems online, essays, interviews, NZ Literature File, Soundz, poetry links.

Auckland Poetry.
An online guide to Auckland’s live poetry scene. The site features a gig guide, news, reviews, and an archive of full text poetry which will be archived over time.

NZ Poets Online
Featuring guest and new poets from New Zealand and all over the world.