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NZ publishing projects awarded CLNZ funds

A number of New Zealand publishers will share in NZ$75,000 (A$69,248) of funding in the latest round of Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s (CLNZ) Contestable Fund.

The successful publishers and authors are:

  • Oratia Media for a YA nonfiction project (NZ$5000)
  • Gecko Press for an independent publisher roadshow (NZ $5000)
  • Academy of New Zealand Literature to promote New Zealand literature internationally (NZ$10,000)
  • The Writing Bug to translate Te Reo Singalong books into Samoan (NZ$5000)
  • The Sapling towards development of its children’s books website (NZ$15,000)
  • Toitoi Media to publish New Zealand students’ work in Te Reo (NZ $10,000)
  • Essential Resources to develop educational print and digital resources for export (NZ$15,000)
  • Gillian Candler for ‘Nature Heroes’, a conservation-focused nonfiction project (NZ$10,000).

In 2017, 65 applications were received and the selection panel said it was particularly impressed with the range of multilingual projects, as well as a variety of both print and digital initiatives.

The CLNZ Contestable Fund was established in 2014 to support projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including educational projects.

For more information, visit the CLNZ website here.


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