This page links to resources and materials for people who want to improve their writing or get material published.

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Writing courses

CINCH: authorship or creative writing
Find courses and organisations in Canterbury.
Hagley Writers’ Institute
Writing courses, events and masterclasses. Based at Hagley Community College.
Writing courses
Courses and workshops around New Zealand from the New Zealand Book Council.
International Institute of Modern Letters / Te Pūtahi Tuhi Auaha o te Ao
Victoria University, Wellington.
Whitireia Polytechnic
Offers several writing and publishing courses.

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Getting published

How to get published
Tips for writers from the New Zealand Book Council.
Marketing books in New Zealand
Search our catalogue for information on the marketing of books.
Submission guidelines from the New Zealand Poetry Society.
Writing and illustrating for children
New Zealand publishers’ requirements and addresses.

Writing competitions and prizes

Writing competitions for teens
Our collection of selected websites for online publishing for teenagers.
Writing prizes
Awards for essays and/or unpublished works from our Literary Prizes section.

Writing for the web

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New Zealand writer Rachel McAlpine runs online writing courses. The website features a blog and a list of articles about writing web content.
New Zealand Government Web Toolkit
Official standards, guidance, tips and strategic advice on writing for the web.
New Zealand organisation which promotes and awards plain English standards of writing.
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