The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (University of Waikato)
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The 2009 JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

• The prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.

• There is a cash prize.

• The winning entry will be published in JNZL 27 (2009)

• The prize is open internationally.

• Entries will be judged anonymously.

• The adjudicating panel consists of the Editorial Committee and the Editorial Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.

• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

• Non-winning essays may be considered for publication in JNZL in the usual way.

Please submit the following to the address below:

• a copy of the essay
• a brief CV
• a clear indication that the essay is an entry for the prize.

Submissions should be up to 5000 words in length, and should be in MHRA format and may be sent as hard copy or as email attachments, or on disk, in Word or in rtf. For further information please see

Entries close 30 June 2009

Please send all submissions and enquiries to or to

Sarah Shieff
Department of Humanities
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
New Zealand