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Pilkington Writer's Fund

Dorothy Pilkington has set up a fund from the monies accrued through sales of her published book – ‘Signs of the Times’.  The fund, administered by FDCA (Feilding & Districts Community Archive), is to provide a seeding loan to assist specifically with the printing costs of future publications that deal with some aspect of the history of Manawatu -  that is for printing costs of a book written, proofed and formatted ready for publication.

The book:

* must be a local history book relating to the Manawatu region

* must be of a high standard and the subject matter deemed suitable
   for publication

* must be formatted and proofed ready for publication

* should comply with the standard format of Contents, Index,
   Appendix and Reference listings

The written work must be in book form and not have been included in an existing journal/magazine.  It will be submitted to the FDCA Governance Committee and then to the Pilkingtons for their review.  Quotes from two printers (one of which will be used) are required to accompany the manuscript, together with a marketing plan for the publication from the author. The decision of the FDCA concerning the application is final.

Terms & Conditions

This is not a grant fund, but a loan fund.  The author will be required to repay the loan at quarterly instalments over an agreed period once the book is released.  The interest rate will be determined by the governance committee.  

Feilding & Districts Community Archive     
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Contact:   Marilyn Wightman, Archivist

Phone:       06 323 4233

Postal:      PO Box 42, Feilding 4740

Email:       mandiwightman@actrix.co.nz



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