2022 Cultural Fund recipients

We're committed to the growth and development of current and future writers, educators and the publishing industry. Our Cultural Fund allows us to do this, so let's celebrate the achievements of our successful recipients.

2022 CLNZ/NZSA Writers' Award
The $25,000 Writers' Award for 2022 has been awarded to Ōtepoti Writer and Poet Iona Winter. Her project, 'A counter of moons' reconsiders and reimagines how we deal with suicide bereavement. Grounded in Iona Winter’s personal and professional experience, it weaves strands of creative non-fiction, memoir and poetry together to address an urgent, important and sensitive issue – one experienced by many in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more here >>

2022 CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants
The four successful recipients of the CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants for 2022 are below, each receiving a $5,000 grant.

Maria Samuela - For her project Kana.
Bonnie Etherington - For her project A fried Egg in Space.
Sylvan Thomson - For his project The Third Kingdom
Emma Espiner (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) - For her project Practical skills for the zombie apocalypse (working title).
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2022 Contestable Fund Grant Recipients

  • Clean Slate Press Ltd
    Sammy Football Trilogy $5,000
  • Mila's Books
    Mila’s My Pasifika Series Project $10,000
  • Damien Levi, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi
    Bad Apple Poetry Collection $7,000
  • Kelly Ana Morey
    Soft Bones $8,000
  • Pacific Kids' Learning Ltd
  • Pacific Bilingual Kids Books $7,000
  • Rat World Magazine
    Rat World Magazine $5,500
  • Saufo'i Press
    Moana Pacific poetry publishing $4,000
  • School for Young Writers
    Write 60 Then and Now and Teacher Resource $5,500
  • Sophie Merkens
    Research and development for New Zealand non-fiction book (sequel to ‘Grow') $6,000
  • Trish Harris
    About Us: 25 adventurers, artists and activists who link to Aotearoa’s Deaf and disability history $10,000
  • Wildling Books
    Healthy Ways to Release Emotions $5,000

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