August 2020 Competition Winner

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Suzie Watt lives in Christchurch, in 2018 she completed her Masters in Creative Writing with AUT, gaining First Class Honours. She has had one short story Published in Fresh Ink, a Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand 2019. Red Roses It was the sweet smell of marmalade that started it.   I was sitting in […]

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Competition Listings

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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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2021 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

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The 2021 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition is open until January 1, 2021. No entry fee. Eligibility: any writer, aged 18 and over who has never been the author of a published novel. Manuscripts should be book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) and […]

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Creative Writing NZ Flash Fiction Competition

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Creative Writing NZ Flash Fiction Competition 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 aged 18 or over, all nationalities. Entries should be in English. This […]

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Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize

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The Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize is open until February 26, 2021. The prize is open to all unpublished full-length manuscripts in the crime or thriller genres between 70,000 and 100,000 words in length written by residents of New Zealand and Australia. First prize is a publishing contract with advance against royalties of $25,000. […]

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NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020

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The NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 is open until October 31, 2020. The $3,000 award is to assist writers of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, comic / graphic novels and drama for adults and children. Applicants need to be aged 35 years and over, working towards completion of a specific project, and members of the NZSA. […]

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