Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest

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The Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest is open until January 5, 2020. Theme: “Finding your future in Aotearoa today”. Submit 1200-2000 words. You must identify as LGBTQI, and your story should have relevance to the broader New Zealand LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) community. They only accept stories from writers resident or normally […]

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Cambridge Autumn Festival’s Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition 2020

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The Cambridge Autumn Festival’s Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition 2020 is open until January 31, 2020. Prizes: $1,000, $500, $250 Submit up to 1,500 words. Your story must start with the words: “It was 3am”. Open to New Zealand permanent residents. More here.

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Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2020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The Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2020 is open until October 31, 2019.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 The manuscript must be an unpublished work of […]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

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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 It’s open to all New Zealand writers and is for an unpublished work of fiction for young adults aged 13 and above.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

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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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Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers’ Prize

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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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