Phoenix Prize for Creative Writing

A Prize to recognise the student in the Master of Creative Writing degree who submitted for examination the highest-quality of those manuscripts deemed to have strong potential to succeed commercially.

About the scholarship

Application status: No application required
Applicable study: Master of Creative Writing
Opening date:
Closing date: By nomination
For: Prize
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $3,500

The Prize was established in 2023 by multiple donors as a result of an appeal to alumni and staff of the Master of Creative Writing (MCW) programme. One donation was made in the memory of James Plunkett, the late brother of MCW alumnus Jack Remiel Cottrell.

The main purpose of the Prize is to recognise the student in the Master of Creative Writing degree at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland who has completed, in the year of the award, a manuscript of high quality with strong potential to succeed commercially. The Prize aims to facilitate the completion of that manuscript towards publication.


How to apply

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