Sargeson Prize

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The Sargeson Prize is New Zealand’s richest short story prize, sponsored by the University of Waikato.

Deadline: 11.59pm (NZST) on 30 June 2020.

Free to enter.

Entries are limited to one per writer, per division.

Open Division
The Open Division is open to New Zealand permanent residents aged 16 and over, who are writing in English. Published and unpublished writers are welcome to enter. Entries must be a single story of no more than 5000 words.
First Prize: $5000
Second Prize: $1000
Third Prize: $500
The winning story will be published in Landfall. The second and third placing stories will be published in Mayhem.

The Secondary Schools Division is open to students enrolled at a New Zealand secondary school and aged between 16 and 18 years on the date that competition entries close. Entries must be a single story of no more than 3000 words.
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $200
Third Prize: $100
The winning story will be published in Mayhem. The winner of the Secondary Schools Division will also be offered a one-week summer residency at the University of Waikato, to be taken up in January or February of the following year. The residency will include accommodation and meals at one of the University of Waikato Halls of Residence, a writing space in the School of Arts, and mentoring from postgraduate students and/or academic staff in the Writing Studies programme. If the winner is under 18 years of age, parental consent will be required.

Chief Judge: Owen Marshall

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