Competition Listings

Posted 7 days ago under Uncategorised,

Apart from the Creative Writing NZ Competition, all other listings are for external competitions. If you have a query about these external competitions, please contact the relevant competition organisers. If you would like to list your writing competition on our site, please send the competition details to info@creativewriting.co.nz. Creative Writing New Zealand gives no warranty […]

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Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2020

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The Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2020 is open until October 31, 2019. Open to writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand. The winner will receive a contract for world rights from Text Publishing, and an advance of NZ$10,000. The manuscript must be an unpublished work of […]

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Storylines Tessa Duder Award

Posted 2 weeks ago under Uncategorised,

The Storylines Tessa Duder Award is open until October 31, 2019. It’s open to all New Zealand writers and is for an unpublished work of fiction for young adults aged 13 and above. The award carries a monetary prize of $1500. Manuscripts should not be more than 75,000 words. Entry Fees: $17.50 per title for […]

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The Samoa Observer Tusitala Story Competition

Posted 3 weeks ago under Uncategorised,

The Samoa Observer Tusitala Story Competition is open until October 6, 2019. Open to the following regions: Australia & New Zealand – The Pacific Islands – Samoa. The overall winner of Tusitala will receive USD $1000 and the remaining three regional winners USD$1000. Entries must not be more than 5,000 words. There are no restrictions […]

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Creative Writing NZ Flash Fiction Competition

Posted 3 weeks ago under Uncategorised,

Creative Writing NZ Flash Fiction Competition Winner July 2019: Rowena Fishwick. You can read the winning entry here. Competition Rules As we receive a lot of emails, please do not email us with any questions about our competition. All rules are listed below. The Creative Writing NZ Flash Fiction Competition is open to all writers […]

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Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers’ Prize

Posted 4 weeks ago under Uncategorised,

The Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers’ Prize is open until February 16, 2020. Open to citizens of Australia and New Zealand or Australian permanent residents. Theme: Island or Island-resonant Submit short stories of up to 3,000 words. Entry Fee: $20 Prize: $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South. More here.

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