Links for New Zealand Writers

News Sites for Journalists

Online Dictionaries

International Writing Markets and Writing Competitions

  • The Short Story ­– short story collections, tips, articles, events, competitions, workshops and projects.
  • Duotrope – a subscription-based service listing over 7,000 active fiction, poetry, non-fiction and visual art publishers and agents.
  • Worldwide Freelance – one of the largest online databases of freelance writing markets. Plus, writer’s guidelines for 2,000+ publications.
  • Firstwriter – writing competitions.
  • Writers’ Forum is a high-quality monthly UK magazine for writers of all genres, fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They run frequent competitions. Issues can be purchased here.
  • Flash500 – flash fiction, short story, and novel opening competitions.

New Zealand Scriptwriting

  • New Zealand Writers Guild
  • Creative NZ – national arts development agency of the New Zealand government.
  • New Zealand Film Commission – a government agency that invests in short and feature films.
  • Playmarket – performance licences, script advice, playwright support and bookshop.
  • The Big Idea – an online hub that provides news, updates, jobs, opportunities, events, ideas and inspiration from across the creative industries.
  • Script to Screen – a charitable organisation dedicated to developing the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Fiction Writing Links

New Zealand Book Publishing Information

Search Engines for Research

  • Yahoo Search
  • Search NZ – a searchable directory of websites maintained by local organisations and individuals.
  • Semantic Scholar – a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – find open access journals and articles.
  • Lukol – an anonymous internet search engine.
  • com – search engine.
  • FactBites ­– blog encyclopaedia.
  • Mojeek – web, image, news and other search functions.
  • Bing – Microsoft’s search engine.
  • CORE – open access research papers.
  • Google Scholar – Google’s academic search engine.
  • RefDesk – a fact checker.
  • Ask a Librarian – ask a librarian from the National Library for information on any topic.
  • How Stuff Works – an educational website covering a vast range of topics from health and science to entertainment and lifestyle.

New Zealand Directories and Sources of Information

Writing Resource Sites

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