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kia ora koutou,

This is our July update for members of SpecFicNZ.

First of all an apology to anyone who has noticed issues with the website over the last week or two. This was due to server issues, which we now believe are resolved. If you do identify any issues with the website in the meantime - please let us know by emailing -

Next and still on the subject of the website, here is a message from Core member Kura Carpenter:


I’m reaching out on behalf of SpecficNZ to try and start a publishing schedule for the SpecficNZ members blog.

If you could please reply via,

answer Yes or No to each question, I’ll be in touch to follow up asap.

Would you be willing to:

1) Provide a review (book/film/event)

2) Be interviewed

3) Provide details regarding a publication release or other launch

4) Other – please supply info.

I'm open to anything that people want to provide, I see it really as a great opportunity for self-promotion. I want to make the blog work for you as a SpecficNZ member!

kind regards
Kura Carpenter

Auckland members, are you interested in a local critique group to help improve your writing?

Sign up here

We have a new social media coordinator - Tabatha Wood. If you would like to us to promote your work or events on Facebook or our new Instagram - @specficnz please email any photos and comments to:

Resources for members:

Eileen Mueller’s list of resources - (you will need to be logged into the website to access this.

Mel Harding Shaw’s list of short fiction opportunities in August

Worldcon is being held in Wellington next year. This is a once in a generation opportunity for New Zealand creators to get in front of a world science fiction and fantasy audience. If you have any ideas about how we can use the opportunity to its fullest - flick an email to

Last but not least - have you joined our new members only Facebook Group yet?

Facebook Group

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The SpecFicNZ Core.