North & South Short, Short Story competition

One of the best-paying flash fiction competitions in the country, this year the North & South offers $400 for the winning story, along with publication in North & South.

Entry is free and Ōtautahi writers have always done well in this competition, so polish up your stories of 300 words or less!

See North & South for how to enter and read last year’s winning stories.

Deadline: 11 May 2020.

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Page & Blackmore ​Short Story Competition

This year’s New Zealand Society of Authors’ annual Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition will be judged by Mandy Hager.

Winning and shortlisted stories will be published in the Horizons anthology, and prizes include book vouchers and cash, with $500 for first place.

The maximum length for entries is 1500 words, and the entry fee is $20.

Find out more about the competition.

Deadline: 31 March 2020.

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MiNDFOOD Short Story Competition

For each month of 2020, Mindfood magazine will select one short story for publication. At the end of the year, Mindfood readers get to vote for an overall winner of Best Short Story.

Focused on emerging writers, this is an excellent opportunity to get your writing in front of a wide audience.

To get a feel for what the judge’s are after, have a read of Flotsam and Jetsam, Kathryn Van Beek’s wining story of 2019.

Stories need to be close to 2000 words, but stories of 1900 to 2100 words will be considered.

See the call for entries.

Deadline: 8 October 2020.

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