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Storylines announces shortlists for 2020 manuscript awards

Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce the shortlists for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel manuscript, the Storylines Janice Marriott Mentoring Award, the Storylines Te Kāhurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award for a manuscript originally written in te reo Māori and the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a Young Adult manuscript.

The Storylines Joy Cowley Award, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award, the Storylines Te Kāhurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award and the Storylines Tessa Duder Award each carry a monetary prize and opportunity for publication by the sponsoring publisher.

Read details of each shortlist:

 

Storylines announces 2020 Notable Books lists

The Storylines Notable Book lists, assessed by our panels of expert judges, is an annual list of outstanding books for children and young people published in New Zealand by New Zealand authors and illustrators during the previous calendar year.

Books are categorised as: Picture Book, Junior Fiction, Young Adult, Non-fiction and Te Reo Māori. There are up to ten awards in each category.
The Storylines Notable Book lists provide children, parents/grandparents, teachers, librarians and the public with a guide to the best books for children and young people published each year.

Read the 2020 lists here or download a printable version here.

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Afakasi Woman by Lani Wendt Young is one of the Young Adult Notable Books
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Lizard's Tale by first-time author Weng Wai Chan is one of the Junior Fiction Notable Books
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Wildlife of Aotearoa, written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop, is one of the Non-fiction Notable books for 2020

 

 
 
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Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day

We regret that the Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day, scheduled for on Sunday 5 April 2020, has been postponed. Please read details here.

 
 

Storylines Foundation 2020 AGM

The 20th Annual General Meeting of the Storylines Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand Inc. will be held on Sunday 5 April 2020 as an online meeting, following the postponement of the Storylines Margaret Mahy National Award event. Please read details here.

 
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Recent News

2020 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Winner

Congratulations to Maria Gill, winner of the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal 2020, the country’s top award recognising achievement in and contribution to New Zealand children’s literature. Maria’s body of work (more than 60 books) is impressive and her equally impressive list of awards highlights the exceptional quality of her work. In addition, her support for other writers, her drive to boost a love for reading and writing (among children and adults) and her tireless efforts in the world of children's literature make her a superbly worthy recipient of the award.
Maria presents the 2020 Margaret Mahy Lecture at the Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day on the afternoon of 5 April

Read more about Maria.

Read more about the award.
 

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New name for Storylines Children's Literature Foundation

We have recently undertaken a review of the Storylines Children's Literature Foundation Constitution and the Storylines Children's
Literature Trust Deed. The Trustees have
approved the new Trust Deed and the
Foundation Constitution is to be voted
on by Storylines Foundation members at the
AGM on 5 April 2020.
As part of these changes, there is a name
change for the Foundation, to The Friends of
Storylines, and both organisations are adopting
a Māori name as an integral part of their identity.

The full name of the Storylines Trust will be
Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust
of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o
Aotearoa.
Once the new Constitution is adopted, its full
name will be Friends of Storylines Incorporated
Nga Pou o te Whare Waituhi o Aotearoa.

These names have been developed for us by members of the Faculty of Māori and
Indigenous Development at Auckland
University of Technology. A full explanation of
the thinking behind the new names can be
found here.

Please contact childlitnz@storylines.org.nz if
you are interested in joining Friends of Storylines
Nga Pou o te Whare Waituhi o Aotearoa or want
to know more about our organisation or structure.

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2019 Storylines Award winners

In late March, Storylines announced the winners of the 2019 Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book manuscript, and for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a picture book illustrator.

Read  details on the awards pages:
Storylines Joy Cowley Award
Storylines Gavin Bishop Award
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Janelle Wilkey of Blenheim, winner of the Storylines Joy Cowley Award.

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Amy Haarhoff of Palmerston North, winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award

Storylines Award-winning title launched

The winners of the 2018 Storylines Joy Cowley  Award for a manuscript for a picture book, The Little Ghost who lost her Boo, was launched at a special 2019 Storylines event in August  this year ahead of teh annual Booksellers New Zealand conference.

Scholastic publisher Lynette Evans launched the book, written by Elaine Bickell of Wellington, with illustrations by Raymond McGrath. Not only was the book launched, but Lorraine revealed that the book has been picked up by a prestigious American publishing house.


 

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Storylines Award-winning titles launched

The winners of the 2018 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a manuscript for a junior fiction novel, and the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a manuscript for young adults were launched at the at the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Awards Day on 31 March this year.

Ursa, written by Tina Shaw, is published by Walker Books, and was winner of the Stroylines Tessa Duder Award. Read more about Ursa, and the Tessa Duder Award.

Bullseye Bella by James Guthrie, won the Storylines Tom Firtzgibbon Award. It is published by Scholastic NZ. Read more.
 

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Book listed for UK Award

Last year Storylines patron Dame Wendy Pye  launched the book Children’s Literature in a Multiliterate Word edited by Waikato lecturer Nicola Daly and Storylines chair Dr Libby Limbrick, with advisory editor Pam Dix. The book is a diverse collection of essays by 12 scholars in children’s literature from the very successful 35th IBBY World Congress 2016 held in Auckland.
Children's Literature in a Multililterate World has now  been shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy Association 2019 Academic Book Award. Children's Literature in a Multililterate World is published by Trentham Books and UCL, Institute of Education Press, University College London.
You can order it  from www.ucl-ioe-press.com and in Kindle/eBook formats.

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Member-only videos and tip sheets

Storylines members can  receive access to a series of 16 videos, filmed at the 2017 Storylines Writers and Illustrators Hui. The videos provide insights into the creative and writing processes of 16 of our top writers and illustrators.Check out a sample here. Members can access the first videos here. Others will be uploaded during may and June.
The series of "Top Ten Tips" sheets offer pithy and useful advice to aspiring writers and illustrators, andfor teachers, parents and librarians. They're written by leading practitioners such as Bruce Potter and Leonie Agnew among others. Coming: more from writers and Illustrators, plus from educators on getting your child reading and an agent on how to get published.

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Our Supporters
Storylines would like to thank our major funders and supporters:

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Storylines is supported by the Creative New Zealand Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investments Programme, with funding to assist us in our mission of supporting New Zealand children's and young adult writers and illustrators, and in engaging young New Zealanders with books and reading.


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Lottery Grants Board, Community Matters

 
We also receive generous funding from:
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Other organisations

Other organisations who share our objective of promoting books and reading in New Zealand include:

New Zealand Book Council


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National Library of New Zealand


Duffy Books in Homes


Michael King Writers’ Centre


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