How to enter

      Online submissions for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018, have now closed.

      Any queries about entries for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator: awards@nzbookawards.org.nz

      The 2019 longlist will be announced on 31 January 2019 and the shortlist on 6 March. The 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony will be held in Auckland on 14 May 2019, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.

      If you would like to find out more about how to enter books to future awards, or to see if a book publishing in 2019 will be eligible for the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, you can view the 2019 Call for Entries pack here.