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Last Chance For Writers To Enter National Book Award

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11 May 2011

Last Chance For Writers To Enter National Book Award

New Zealand writers have only two weeks left to enter their printed works into the 2011 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Published Book Award.

The award recognises exceptional published writing talent in the mind body spirit genre with one of the largest prizes awarded for literature in New Zealand

The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust, in association with the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA), will present a single award of $10,000 to the winner whose work demonstrates excellence in presentation, as well as a high degree of wisdom and knowledge of the mind body spirit genre.

Maggie Tarver, Chief Executive Officer for the NZSA is urging local writers to enter their published books into the prestigious award.

"The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Published Book Award is a unique opportunity for published authors whose work embodies the mind body spirit genre to be both recognised and rewarded for their outstanding writing," says Ms Tarver.

"The award offers the winner the financial resources to be able to continue to fulfil their writing passion and the opportunity to further showcase their work. We would like to encourage all New Zealand writers to enter."

To be eligible for the awards, writers must be New Zealand citizens residing in the country. Published books must be submitted by 31 May 2011, should be 48 pages or longer and must have been published between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011.

In addition to the published book award category, the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust and the New Zealand Society of Authors are also presenting an award for unpublished manuscripts. Entries for this category closed on 31 March 2011.

The Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust's own venue, the Hopetoun Alpha in Auckland, August 19th 2011.

Submission forms and entry details are available from The New Zealand Society of Authors national office, phone: 09 379 4801, e-mail: office@nzauthors.org.nz or post: PO Box 7701, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141.

Writers are also invited to register for the informative "Publishing for Authors" workshop to run in conjunction with the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literature Awards on Saturday 20th August 2011 at the Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland.

Guest speakers include Steve Messenger of Astra Print, Paula Browning of Copyright Licensing Ltd, Sarah Gumbley, legal publisher and consultant, and Maria Gill, published author.

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