2023 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel: Entries Open

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc. are delighted to announce that applications for the 2023 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open.

The award seeks fiction manuscripts from published and unpublished authors who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. It celebrates the life and work of writer and agent Michael Gifkins. The winner will receive a publishing deal for the worldwide rights to Text and an advance of NZ$10,000.

Submissions for the 2023 prize will close at midnight NZST on Friday 14 October 2022. The shortlist will be announced in the second quarter of 2023 and the winner in the third quarter of 2023. The prize will be administered by the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc. Entry forms and terms and conditions are available here.

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