How to enter

Entries for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, for New Zealand books published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017, are now closed.

The 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards event will be held in Auckland on 15 May 2018, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.

Each year there are two submission dates:

·For books published between 1 January and 31 August, submissions close in early September.

  • For books published between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2017, submissions close in early October.

For books in the second tranche, bound page proofs will be accepted where books are not yet printed: finished books must arrive with the Awards Administrator by a date in early November.

The call for entries for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, for books published in 2018, will go out in early August 2018.

Any queries about the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards should be directed to the Awards Administrator:

awards@nzbookawards.org.nz